A friend I know who works for Independent Carpenters London told me over a beer the other evening that if he saw another one of those white panelled doors again this week he would kick it down. Personally I quite like them – if however you are feeling a bit more radical why not change your doors inside for something mod. Expect to pay quite a bit more though for something tailored specially for you.
It should take less than an hour for an experienced carpenter you found on Mr-Skill to hang a new door that they bring with them. Provided you put your foot down when you called for carpenter quotes regarding how they would clean up afterwards, there should be almost no mess to clear up after they have gone.
Originally houses had no inside doors and families just hung blankets for privacy. Later they discovered the joys of doors, and locking methods to keep unwanted people out. In those days inside doors were made of solid wood and were heavily studded too. Thank heavens we know longer have to pay for half a tree to get a new door in return.
After you find a carpenter who is full of good ideas you can discuss all kinds of schemes to brighten up your home. The only limitation could be your conservatism – and the only restriction the bounds of possibility.