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Interior door installation guide. This is not an easy diy project and requires a fair amount of experience.

Title: A Step-by-Step Guide to Interior Door Installation: Enhance Your Home’s Appeal


Welcome to our comprehensive guide on installing interior doors! Whether you’re sprucing up your space or adding a finishing touch to a renovation project, installing interior doors can instantly elevate the aesthetic appeal of your home. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through the process step by step, ensuring a seamless and professional-looking result.

Step 1: Gather Your Tools and Materials

Before you begin, gather all the necessary tools and materials. You’ll typically need:

– Interior door(s)

– Measuring tape

– Pencil

– Screwdriver or drill

– Level

– Shims

– Hammer

– Nails or screws

– Hinges

– Door knob/lever set

– Safety glasses

Step 2: Measure and Prepare the Door Opening

Measure the height and width of the door opening to ensure you purchase the correct size door. Remove the existing door (if applicable) and trim any excess material, ensuring the opening is clean and level.

Step 3: Install the Hinges

Position the hinges on the door according to manufacturer instructions, typically 7 inches from the top and bottom of the door. Use a pencil to mark the hinge locations and then attach the hinges to the door using screws.

Step 4: Attach the Door to the Frame

With the help of a friend, position the door in the opening. Use shims to ensure the door is level and plumb. Secure the hinges to the door frame using screws.

Step 5: Install the Door Knob/Lever Set

Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to install the door knob/lever set. This typically involves drilling holes for the latch and strike plate, as well as attaching the knob/lever and faceplate.

Step 6: Test and Adjust

Once the door is installed, test it to ensure it opens and closes smoothly. Make any necessary adjustments to the hinges, shims, or latch mechanism to ensure proper operation.

Step 7: Finish and Seal

If desired, apply a coat of paint or stain to the door to match your interior decor. Seal any gaps between the door frame and wall with caulk to improve energy efficiency and prevent drafts.


Congratulations! You’ve successfully installed an interior door, adding both functionality and style to your home. With the right tools, materials, and a little patience, this DIY project is well within reach for homeowners of all skill levels. Enjoy your newly enhanced living space!

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