Before you fit a new set of doors as a part of your renovation project, however, you should make sure you’re getting the right size and style of door, and that it hangs in the right way. These simple tips will help you find the perfect door, no matter what style of property you have.
How to measure internal doors
Doors are sold based on their height and width. In an ideal world, your door frame would be perfectly rectangular so you could measure the height and width in two simple measurements. Sadly, frames can warp, and they aren’t always a perfect rectangle. That’s why measuring for interior doors necessitates taking three measurements for the height, and three for the width.
- To measure the width of your doors, take three measurements - one at the top, one from the middle, and one at the bottom of the frame. Note the biggest of the three measurements. Usually, doors are sized in mm in modern catalogues.
- To measure the height of your doors, take three measurements again - this time, one from the left, one from the middle, and one from the right. Once again, accept the biggest measurement.
- Remember that you will need to leave a small gap at the bottom of the door for flooring - so if you’re measuring a bare floor and plan on having a deep pile carpet, you may need a very slightly shorter door. Most doors have lippings which can be planed to make them smaller. Remember that you can make a door slightly smaller, but you can’t add wood to make it bigger.
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