Are you bored with the way your home looks and want to make a drastic change? Well, a lot of homeowners are overwhelmed with the monotony of their home décor and how their homes look but do not take steps to change things because it involves a lot of effort and cost. However, you will be glad to know that building a nice doorway will dramatically change the appearance of your house and it is not costly at all. In fact, you can build a doorway yourself. Do you want to know how? Read on.
First, decide where you want to build a doorway and create an opening in the wall in the place. The opening that you will create should be one foot taller and double the width of the door that you are planning to install. Then a stud wood piece will have to be installed of either side of the doorway. To do this you will have to cut a board and ensure that it fits the opening throughout perfectly.
Secondly, within the opening you have made, two more studs will have to be created. Spacing out the studs to the door’s exact dimension is very important. You must measure the dimension and then nail the new boards to the opening of the stud and also the flooring. This will be frame for the new doorway.
Third, a board has to be placed, running from one stud to another, at the right door height. Right at the centre of the board, a support board will have to be nailed. Doing this will perfectly finish the doorway. Now take the door which you want to install and see whether there is proper space to close and open the door.
Fourth, the width and height of the open area around the frame will have to be measured. Then you will have to measure and cut some pieces of drywall for filling the space.
Once that is done, you will need to attach hinges on the sides of the studs. Then the door should be screwed to the hinges. Test the door and see whether it opens properly or not.read more