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Question DetailsAsked on 6/28/2016

Need someone to enlarge double closet doors from 48" to 72" must be completed by July 10th.

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That is a mighty short timeframe - especially with 4th of July weekend in there. I would guess not one in five contractors you want to contact will even touch this. If this is a contingency item on a house sale (though a very odd thing for a contingency item) your realtor might have a hip-pocket handyman who he/she refers contingency repair item work to - they are typically pretty responsive.

While a Remodeling - General Contractor (Search the List category) could certainly handle the job, pretty small for a remodeling contractor unless a one or two-man outfit. More likely, you are looking at a Carpenter - Woodworking or Handyman to do this. If a load-bearing wall, or in many jurisdictions with any partial wall removal at all, this also needs a plan from a Structural Engineer for the modification ot the header and door posts before you can even get a building permit.

Involves at a minimum taking out the header and some studs, building new door frame with longer header, putting in new doors. With careful cutting and insertion might - and that is a maybe - not need drywall work or repainting, might be able to just cover the new cut drywall/plaster edges with trim and call it good if you accept that. Otherwise, if you want clean drywall corners around the closet instead of trim, then at least some drywall patching and corner forming, then priming and painting - which commonly means repainting at least that wall to match.

Oh - and the doors - this assumes, if going for a short timeframe, you are lenient on the door selection and accept a current locally in-stock door set and hardware.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD

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