Cost to move interior door?

patches123January 29, 2008

I want to move the door to my half bath to another wall, to make room for some mudroom type cubbies and shoe and coat storage. Neither wall is load bearing. How much do you think a handyman would charge to frame the opening and installing the door?

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Are you just asking about the cost to frame the opening and hang the door, or are you wondering about the whole project, i.e. removing the old door, framing in and drywalling the unwanted hole, patching the baseboard back together, etc.? Do you hope to reuse the old door? Where do you live?

    Bookmark   January 29, 2008 at 7:02PM
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I can take care of removing the door and closing up the existing door hole.

Just need someone to remove the drywall where the new door will go, cut out the studs, frame in the opening and hang the door. If possible, I would like to reuse the existing door as its the right size and matches all the other doors. I can take care of the baseboards and trim.

I live in the midwest.

    Bookmark   January 29, 2008 at 8:03PM
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Sounds like it would take a day, or maybe a bit more; a few hundred bucks would probably do it. So much depends on the local market, the particular handyman you find and peculiarities of the existing framing. Don't forget to consider the flooring, which may complicate things.

If you're comfortable removing the old door jambs, closing the hole and trimming everything out, I'm surprised you don't just frame the new opening yourself.

    Bookmark   January 29, 2008 at 8:43PM
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I have thought of just doing the entire job, but I haven't ever framed and installed a door. The other stuff I've done quite a bit.

    Bookmark   January 29, 2008 at 8:54PM
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This is one of those jobs that takes a little finesse.. But the good news is that when you strip the other door out, you will see what you need to do. The visual will be right in front of you. Just do the same thing in the new location. You can make the door frame part easier by setting the rough opening dead on plumb. This way you can attach the hinge side directly to the studs. The finesse part comes with the shims and setting the door frame. This way you only have to play with the latch side frame leg.

    Bookmark   February 1, 2008 at 9:29AM
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