Americans don’t love their homes. That’s why they spend more than $400 billion every year on home renovations and repairs.
But you don’t have to break the bank fixing your home. One easy way to make your home more usable is to put in a new pantry door. You just have to know how to install a pantry door.
How can you learn how to choose a pantry door? What tools do you need for a smooth installation? What are the actual steps you follow for installation?
Answer these questions and you can install a premium pantry door in a couple of hours. Here is your quick guide.
Look at Different Types of Pantry Doors
You can replace one type of pantry door with another type. This is a good idea if you have new pantry decor that you want to emphasize. You can also install a door and then change your pantry design.
French doors have windows, letting light into your pantry. You can install double doors in a wide pantry, allowing someone to slip in.
Shaker-style doors have plain rails and recessed panels. They are simple yet sturdy, complementing an older home.
You can also change the style of your hinges. Bommer hinges are versatile. You can use them for any type of door, and they remain sturdy over the years.
Match Your Doors
You can choose a new style for your doors. But you must choose the same size of doors.
Measure the size of your old door while it is in your doorframe. Then measure the doorframe itself.
Observe how much of a gap there is between your door and the frame. You want to leave a little gap so your door can swing without chipping. But you can make a smaller gap so insects and air currents do not damage your food.
Get Your Hardware
You will need several tools in order to remove your door. You need a screwdriver and a hammer to unscrew the door and pull off the hinges. You may need a pry bar so you can remove the trim around your frame.
You should get a level so you know that the door and new trim are straight. You may need a nail gun in order to secure the hinges into place. You will also need many screws and bolts, including ones for your door handle.
Put In Your Pantry Door
Remove the door using your screwdriver and hammer. Start with the hinge pins, then remove the strike plate. Lift the door out of place and carry it away before removing the trim.
Position your new door into place, sliding it into the opening. You can put in some wooden shims so the door remains upright in the frame. Attach your hinges to the door.
You can now add your new trim, nailing it into the frame. Test the door to make sure it is sturdy, then add the accessories you want.
Go Get Your Door
A great pantry door is waiting for you. Sort through your different options, including French doors. Keep in mind you can install new hinges as well.
Make sure your new door fits in your doorframe. Try to match the size of your new door to your old one.
You are going to need many tools to put your door in place. But installation involves removing the door from its hinges and then positioning the new one into place.
Installing a pantry door is one easy way to improve your home. Find out more by following our coverage.