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Question DetailsAsked on 7/26/2017

Want to install an interior door for bedroom, but door entrance measurements too wide and tall.

My room's entrance/opening for a door is too big for normal door sizes to be installed. It is measure roughly 46.5 inches wide, and 89.5 inches tall. I want to install an interior bedroom door that is about 32 or 30 inches wide and 80 inches tall. What is the best way to do fix the wall and install a door, or do you have any recommendation on services that would provide this service?

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Sounds like maybe it was upsized for wheelchair accessibility or to move a hospital- bed in or such in the past - bear in mind whether such might be necessary in the future, in which case a custom sized or cut-down 48" retaining the current width door might be the solution.

Otherwise, the door can be taken out, the rough opening size reduced with standard 2x and 1x framing wood to a standard door size, with or without a clerestory vent or window over it (because you have about 9 inches to play with up there, the new door installed.

The extra space around the door can easily be handled in two ways - one is to add drywall over the filler material to bring drywall to the door frame - meaing that will need priming and painting, and commonly means repainting at least that wall for a color match - sometimes entire hall is picky about a texture and color and sheen match.

Other alternative, though might look funny if only door done that way, is to trim it out massively with wood trim, in something like a Georgian look like this -

That would make the door a visual oddity in the hallway, but eliminate drywall and repainting work, using the built-up trim (which can also just be thin veneer facing around the door) to cover up the fill-in wood framing.

Here is a link to another similar question with answer FYI, also:

Vendors for this - for higher-end doors certainly a Door and Window contractor - but getting them to come out for one simple bedroom door if not high-end can be hard.

Lacking that, a Carpentery - Woodworking contractor would probably be your best Search the List category to find a well-rated and revewed vendor for this. And of course, though unless you have a favorite one with already proven skills, a Handyman.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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