Hi everyone! Kevin is here for a 2-part Handyman Wednesday. Today, we are going to discuss doors.
I know, you have them, they’re very useful for keeping people out of your house. However, if you don’t have a storm door or screen door, you can’t let the breeze blow in without letting the pets blow out. Therefore, a door with a screen is a must. The Little House lacked these doors. With my parents in town this weekend (love you guys!), I had the handyman of all handymen here to help me pick out and install a door.
My Dad said there are 5 things to consider in a new door.
1. Size. Please measure your door-frame. Our kitchen door-frame was 32″ wide and 80″ tall. This is the standard door size.
2. Decide what kind of door you want. There are storm doors that are all glass, doors that are glass and screen, and then all screen. With us, we wanted the screen, but couldn’t do the full screen or the Fievel would sharpen his claws on it.
3. Make sure you know if your door is right-hand or left-hand. This is easy. Look at you door from the outside. If your hinges are on the right it is right-handed. If your hinges are on your left it’s left handed.
4. Decide your budget (Doors range from $90 – $300+).
5. Have at least 4 hands available. I would NOT install a door by myself.
We had a budget of $150 for our door which severely limited our choices of prettiness to this:
Then we found a clearance sticker at Home Depot. When I see a yellow sticker at Home Depot, I get more excited than Thor at a 2-for-1 sale on hammers.
Here’s our pretty door. Come back next week for the install tips!
Here’s a link to Home Depot of our door:
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