#HomeHack: Replace your ugly doors in moments

10th November 2016

In my house I still have all the original Victorian pine doors. But not everyone is as lucky. Like my friend Ben – he inherited bug-ugly doors which were seriously so bad. We think they were made of cardboard in the 90s they are so flimsy. He was convinced they would be too tricky (and expensive) to replace. That was until I introduced him to EASY-FIT door kit which door experts JELD-WEN launched in 2016. The kit allows you to fit a new a sexy-brand-new-spanking-door in a matter of moments. And the best bit? You can do it yourself. Bye bye expensive carpenter!

A quick fix for your doors

If you have just moved into a new home in need of refurbishing, or you’re just keen to update your current homes’ interior, you’ll find that changing your internal doors can make a real difference, and give your home a dramatic new look. It’s not that easy to do that is the only thing. Well, that is what I thought until I stumbled across the new EASY FIT door kit is which is so simple to install anyone can fit one in minutes without being an expert or the need of a carpenter, and it is suitable for most standard sized door openings. We all know how I love a bit of DIY so that is why I thought I would share this kit to you.

Fitting is as easy as one, two, three

  1. Measure your current frame horizontally and vertically and pick the right kit for your door opening size.
  2. Install the frame strips by fitting the hinges and the latch plate to the pre-machined frame strips. Then secure into the opening using packers. You can make small adjustments here so that it fits perfectly.
  3. Hang the door onto the reversible lift off hinges, and finish by fitting your latch and handles. And Ta daaaa you have a new door.

    You’ll need a drill to fit the hinges

    It;s easy to lift the door onto the hinges

Lots of styles to pick

If you are fussy as me about what you will put in your home, then you will be pleased to hear that this door comes in wide range of designs to choose from – from country style to very modern. The door can be hung left or right so you can choose which way it opens which is very handy for flexible living. Oh, and it easily lifts off it’s hinges so you can swap or remove doors easily.

Create a cosy home with a new door

What’s the cost?

You can avoid the expense of hiring a joiner as there is no chiselling or planing. The kit costs from £72 which you can pick up from B+Q. That includes the door and frame kit, hinges, pre-machined latch and latch plate (all you need to buy are the handles)

Don’t believe me on how easy they are to fit? Then check out their how-to video here on youtube which shows you exactly how easy it is.

Now what shall we do with your newly fitted your beautiful new door…..get creative, of course. In a few weeks, I’ve got a post coming on how to vamp your internal doors with a can of paint. Hold with me.

** Disclaimer, this was a collaborative post with JELD-WEN.

  • Reply
    Katy
    10th November 2016 at 5:39 pm

    Changing internal doors can make SO much difference. We did it in our flat and it has made the whole place feel like new. x

    • Reply
      WeLoveHomeBlog
      10th November 2016 at 11:03 pm

      I’m so pleased you agree

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    Old Fashioned Susie
    10th November 2016 at 9:02 pm

    These are so clever!! Looking forward to the next post about them

    • Reply
      WeLoveHomeBlog
      10th November 2016 at 11:03 pm

      I know – who would know these things exist. Very easy way to add character to a new build I think.

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    Karen Clough
    11th November 2016 at 10:19 am

    This is such a good idea! We were told never to hang a door yourself and always get a joiner but it looks like the market is always evolving for the next generation of DIYers which is great to see!
    We replaced all the doors in our house which was costly because of the design we chose but wow what a difference it made!

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    Stacey Sheppard
    11th November 2016 at 7:26 pm

    I desperately need new internal doors in my flat but never thought we could do it anytime soon as we can’t afford the carpenter. I’m definitely going to look into this though. Looks like such a great idea. Can’t wait to read the next post about painting doors.

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    Kate
    12th November 2016 at 3:01 pm

    How clever! Totally not something I’d think I’d be able to do myself!!

  • Reply
    Trenton
    19th January 2017 at 4:35 pm

    Replacing a door is a easy way to add something new to a room. Especially if its one that really catches the eye. I’m looking to do this as my next project. Thanks for sharing.

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    victoria Luisus
    24th July 2017 at 5:25 am

    that’s so easy, i appreciate your post 🙂 Thanks for sharing !

  • Reply
    Hayden Stewart
    8th August 2017 at 5:24 pm

    Wow, these are great tips. I want to replace my door now just so I can use these steps. Thanks for sharing this.

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