Easy Doorway Makeover in 9 Simple Steps

Spruce up the house after a paint job or add the finishing touch to a renovation by hanging new internal doors.

Easy Doorway Makeover

There are lots of reasons you may need to hang a new internal door at your place.

A major renovation can change the layout of a home while building an extension can add doorways, creating the need for new doors.

Replacing old or mismatched doors is also an easy and affordable way to instantly refresh interior spaces, particularly if you’re painting walls or updating floors.

Hanging a new door, including the jamb and hardware, is a simple DIY project that can be completed in just one day.

And doors can be purchased in kit form with a jamb that already has the hinge housings.

Jambs and doors can also be bought separately, offering a greater variety of sizes and styles.

If you’re installing a new jamb as well as a door, you will need to check the doorway studs for plumb, then measure the size of the opening to determine the door size.

For this project, we installed a 2040 x 820 x 35mm hollow-core door and separate 92 x 30mm jamb.

Hollow-core internal doors have additional blocking inside one edge, identified by a sticker that marks where the lockset should be installed.

1. Make the jamb
1. Make the jamb
Stuart Scott

Cut two stiles equal to the height of the door, plus 20mm clearance, and a head piece the width of the door, plus 46mm for two gaps and two stiles.

Cut a housing to the rebate depth at each end of the head.

Chisel out the waste

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