Tips for Replacing Interior Doors in Your Home


Your home is your most valuable investment. As a homeowner, it is your responsibility to maintain the appearance and function of your house so that it remains a great place for you and your family to live, and so that it is marketable should you ever choose to sell. Many rooms in your home have interior doors, including bedrooms, bathrooms, closets, pantries, and basements. If the doors to these rooms are looking worse for the wear, it might be time to consider replacing them. Here are a few tips for when you replace your home’s interior doors:

Decide on a Type of Door

There are a variety of options for types of doors that may suit your needs, depending on what purpose the door is serving. If you are replacing a closet door, you may want to use a bi-fold paneled door that does not swing into the room, thereby saving space. A large entryway into a living room could be separated from the rest of the house with a set of French doors, lending your house a feel of elegance while still being extremely functional. Before shopping for a new door, don’t forget to get the approximate width and length of the doors that you wish to replace.

Explore the Details… They Matter

When it comes to door designs the little things matter. It’s important to ensure the hardware finishes all match. This includes the hinges, lock, door stop, ect. If you’re changing from hollow core to solid core, three hinges are needed. If you’re planning on changing your locks, don’t forget to check the compatability of the locks with your new set-up. Finally, make sure to label the doors when you remove them from their openings.

The Ease of Southern Lumber “Door Matching”

Southern Lumber offers unparalleled “Door Matching” services. This is a unique service that makes replacing door easier on homeowners than ever before. Instead of removing door moulding and jambs, rely on us for custom-cut new doors to accommodate existing hardware. You can even bring in your old doors, which we’ll use as templates to create your new door. Call us at (408) 297-9663 to find out more about our products and services.

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