Friday, September 27, 2013

Master Suite: Let's Move a Door!

We have a serious door issue in our bathroom. The doors between the bedroom and bath are double doors. The left double door hits the toilet room door when open and the right double door blocks the entrance to the closet. It was very frustrating having to move doors all the time to get around! See all those doors in the bathroom? It was a mess!

In the middle of our tiling project, we decided to move our closet door to be off the bedroom to help solve some of the door issues we were having. Here is the old door:

First we knocked out some of the wall in our bedroom. I got to take the first swing! As I have mentioned before, we are lacking in the tool department, so we just used a hammer and a crowbar to create the opening. There were pieces of drywall everywhere, but at least we had fun doing demo!

As far as supplies for installing the new door, we bought a pre-hung door, shims, drywall, 2 x 4 studs, 2 x 8 header, and screws from the hardware store. The door was fairly easy to install. It did take both of us and took about an hour.

One issue that we still have not resolved is the floor where the old wall was. It is down to the sub floor and is too large to put a transition down like we did to the bathroom. Our temporary solution is carpet samples. It's not perfect, but its better than the wood!

Project Cost $96.86

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