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3 Things To Consider When Updating Interior Doors In Your Home

At first glance, replacing a door inside your home seems like a pretty simple task. You just take the old one off the hinges and put a new one on, right? While it is possible the job would be this easy, there's an excellent chance it won't. There are a number of factors to consider before you start the job. Here are three tips to consider when updating interior doors in your home.

Tip #1: Consider the Type of Door You'll Need

There are a number of types of doors available, each with their own benefits and drawbacks. Changing a door is a chance to make a significant upgrade to a room. Certain doors, like solid wood, are better for reducing sound. Doors that are fire resistant would be a better choice for a bedroom or a child's room. If you have a smaller space, consider changing an interior door into a pocket door, which slides away into the wall instead of swinging out.

Tip #2: Know the Difference Between Pre-hung and Blank

Aside from material, doors are basically available in two styles: pre-hung, which has the door jamb already installed; and blank, which is designed to fit into a pre-existing jamb. With a blank door, you need to like the jamb you have, or be comfortable replacing it yourself. A blank door will also be cut to match. If you're not comfortable with your carpentry skills, use a pre-hung door.

Tip #3: Consider Changing the Trim Instead

If you want the look of an entirely new door without the commitment, consider just changing the trim that surrounds the door. Replacing the trim can be done in just a few hours, and can bring new life to a door. The only tools you'll need is a crowbar and hammer, but you'll also need plenty of patience. There are dozens of styles and colors of trim available, even some that you can paint yourself to match what you have.

Even if you cover these tips, replacing your own doors can be a pretty tricky task. That's why oftentimes it's just best to let a professional handle the job. A contractor has likely dealt with plenty of situations similar to yours before, and they know how to make the whole process go as smoothly as possible. With a professional contractor like Welty Custom Exteriors, Inc, the job will be done right the first time.

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Making Your Remodel Easier

Years ago, my wife and I had our home remodeled and experienced a lot of difficulties. We didn't plan as well as we should have, and we ended up changing our minds quite a bit and causing a lot of delays and extra costs. We were also trying to live in the house during the remodel, which made life pretty stressful for us, and probably for our contractors, too. When we decided that we were going remodel again this year, I wanted things to be different. I took what I learned from all of the things that went wrong the last time, and set about doing things differently this time. The results were amazing. We're so much happier with this remodel. I decided to put what I learned about smooth home remodeling into a blog so that others could learn from our mistakes and successes.


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