Is it worth replacing folding doors with conventional door leaves?
We are about to renovate our house.
The previous owner installed door frames with folding interior doors on the first floor. They are actually in great condition, but we don't like the folding doors at all! Is it theoretically possible to keep the frame, but replace the folding door with a regular door frame?
In your opinion, what makes sense: replacing the frame at the same time or leaving it in, and if so, is it a huge effort to install a regular door leaf on the existing frame?
After the title I was only expecting these 70's atrocities that look like a brown synthetic leather jacket with a handle, and the one in the photo looks really cool. I wouldn't be in a hurry to rip it out.
You can ask the door manufacturer about it, maybe it works, and they still have the right color door leaf in their selection; or the carpenter can still swap it out. Is this a standard measure? I'm not familiar with folding doors, and you can't see the hinges in the photo (do these doors have normal door leaf hinges?) But I would approach it that way. Tearing out the frames only makes sense if the above options don't work or you don't like the color anyway.
If those doors are really new and quality, I'd rather leave them there. New neat doors are expensive.