One strange thing about American building and homes is -
removing doors. Like mad.
Stuff build in like late 19th century, and then til 40-50s - the idea? was classic so there were lot of doors - like a kind of punctuation people wanted.
Like - so that when the front door was open, you don’t get to see kitchen and living directly - also - there were doors like at the beginning and at the end of aisle inside.
But somehow, I don’t know why, all these ‘punctuation doors’ have been removed, and removed and removed. Getting ripped out all over the place and I’ve been seeing all the traces of them - door notch holes, remnants of hinges -
painted under coats and coats of layers - but they are there - telling that there used to be ‘door’ here and there -
I’ve asked about this to many contractor people I ever came across. But by so far none of them had slightest idea about why these ‘classic’ ‘older’ punctuation doors have been removed -
(It’s not making sense in terms of insulation or AC or winter’s heat conservation either. Not at all.)
Anyway, so there is a missing door here between kitchen and living (Two door missing basically, kitchen door and living’s entrance door)
and now I’m improvising it with cotton yard and magnets and metal pieces and power drills. (Putting up curtains.)
And boy, 100 years old wood trims are hard to punch hole in. There are actually impossible spots to punch in even with power drill :/