411homerepair.com

5 Tips for Replacing Interior Doors

by James Cartwright on Jul 17, 2015

Have you ever thought about how much your interior doors impact the look and feel of your home? When you live in a place for long, the doors—like so many other elements of the home—tend to fade into the background. You recognize their utility, but not necessarily their contribution to your home’s aesthetics.

In truth, though, doors play a big role in setting the look of a home—and whether you’re trying to sell the place or simply spruce it up for you and your family, replacing your doors can be a useful route to take.

Before you launch a DIY door replacement project, though, make sure you’ve got a good sense of the project’s scope. Use our tips to help!

1. Know what kind of doors to get.

The first step in your process is to research some different door varieties. There are many options to choose from, and whether you want to shop online or go to an actual brick-and-mortar venue and get a feel for the different options that exist.

Spend some time looking at doors of all types, and see what you like and what you don’t.

Some specific door types to investigate:

  • Solid wood
  • Faux wood
  • Engineered wood
  • Bifolds
  • Accordion doors
  • French doors
  • Pocket doors

2. Consider the trim.

In addition to the doors themselves, you may also need to replace the door trim. Removing and replacing the door trim can make such a big aesthetic difference that sometimes it makes it unnecessary to replace the doors themselves. You’ll need a pry bar and some patience, but typically trim can be taken off even by an amateur, in the span of an afternoon.

3. Think about jambs.

Back to the different types of doors: You will find that door product come in two basic varieties—pre-hung doors, or slab doors. Pre-hung doors already have their jambs attached, which means you will need to find a door with jambs that you likeor else remove them; you’ll also have to ensure they fit into space in your wall or else use a wood shim to make that space more appropriate.

4. Measure!

You might think this would go without saying, yet it is amazing how many DIY door installers neglect this basic point: Doors are not one-size-fits-all. You don’t want to buy a door that simply won’t fit into your doorframe, so make sure you are rigorous in your measurements!

5. Know when to throw in the towel.

Door replacement is a bigger DIY job than you might think, and even for skilled installers, it can take the better part of a day. By all means, give it a whirl if you feel confident in your abilities, but also be willing to call in a pro if you feel it’s beyond your pay grade.

Doors / Garages 4512 Views

Latest Articles

Understanding Indonesia’s Real Estate Investment Laws for Foreigners

Indonesia, with its stunning landscapes, deep-rooted cultural heritage, and renowned hospitality, has emerged as a top destination for foreigners...

on Jan 25, 2024

Real Estate Development in Asian Cities

In many Asian cities, the rapid pace of urban development has led to the decline of historic districts, areas once teeming with cultural richness...

on Jan 25, 2024

Shower Envy: Elevating Your Bathroom with a Stunning Walk-In Shower

Are you tired of the same old routine in your bathroom? It might be time to consider a change, and one way to elevate your bathroom to a new level...

on Jan 22, 2024

Exploring Crowdfunding as an Innovative Approach to Real Estate Investment

The landscape of property selling has been transformed significantly due to the advent of property crowdfunding. This innovative approach,...

on Jan 10, 2024

The Rise of Co-Living Spaces in Asian Cities

Asia, home to 21 of the worlds 30 largest cities, is a significant player in the global economy, contributing 38% of the goods and services of the...

on Jan 5, 2024

Actions

More DIY Articles

Things You Should Know About Electrical System Inspections

When a home inspector comes to your property, the electrical system will surely be checked. This is usually done at a visual level but there are...

Electrical / Lighting

Why Trucks are Essential During the Home Repair Process

There are many reasons for reconstructing a house. Some people do it to utilize more spaces inside the house while others do it to refine old model...

General Household

Interior Plants - We are What We Breathe

Recently, someone I know in Portland Oregon, emailed me about his involvement in perma- culture and he is interested in learning which plants are...

Garden / Landscaping / Patio

How to Repair the Seat in a Cane Chair

For the handy do-it-yourself homeowner, repairing the seat in a cane chair is a task that can be completed relatively easily with some basic...

General Household

A Guide on Different Window Blinds and Their Cleaning Procedure

Made up of several fabrics, wood, plastic or metal held together by several chords, window blinds are elegant window coverings that have found a...

Windows / Siding

Contact Us | Submit Article | 411homerepair © 2024