I didn't take enough and good enough "before" pictures to really show the problems with this door. The picture is grainy because I took it with the crummy camera built in to my PDA. What it doesn't show is the horrible crack in the upper left rail. That crack was simply painted over, leaving about a 1/8" rise. The hinge screws had been over-torqued at some point, so they had no bite and the door sagged making it necessary to lift the door a bit to make it close. The bottom part of the lower panel was chopped out in order to install the return-air grille (the room beyond is the utility room, with washer, dryer, stationary tubs, and the furnace/AC).
Also not visible in this picture is a poorly patched crack in the kitchen wall to the left of the door. The kitchen at one time was papered half-up, about the level of the trim pieces you see at the level where a chair-rail might be appropriate. Flat wood panels had been installed to cover up that paper (and who knows what else!). This rail, the corner mouldings, and the floor mouldings are the only natural-colored wood trim in the whole house.