ETO Doors has been manufacturing wood doors for more than ten years. In this time, we’ve learned more about what issues face our DIY customers and have tried to adjust the manufacturing and packing of our product to streamline the installation. And while we always recommend seeking professional assistance when installing new doors, we also understand that many simple projects can be handled with a few friends, some tools, and some elbow grease. The most important component to door installation is the measurements. ETO can create a beautiful door, pre-hang the door for extremely easy install, but if your measurements are off, even by an inch, it creates a problem that almost always required a carpenter’s assistance.
If you’re not completely comfortable with the idea of measuring your door opening (rough opening), we recommend at least seeking professional assistance for this component of your project. The second component that takes a bit of thought is the swing: inswing or outswing. Many times the swing will depend upon the door’s location. Front doors in the U.S. typically swing inward, towards the interior of your home, creating a more welcoming entrance (better than awkwardly hitting your guest with a door swinging outward). While interior doors often depend on the space. For small bathrooms it is better for a door to swing out, so that the door does not obstruct appliances or furniture within the bathroom. DIY door installation is as easy as 1-2-3. (1)When deciding on the swing, consider your space; (2) if you’re going to install yourself, make sure you take accurate measurements, and finally, (3) go to www.etodoors.com to pick your perfect DIY door!