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Old 06-27-2009, 07:42 PM
 
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i saw a colonial house that was basically gutted, and the doorway to one of the bedrooms was in a weird place, kind of right in front of the stairs where a better placement would be where there's more of a hallway. it's just drywall. would this be easy to do? it just made the upstairs floorplan flow kind of funny.
just an observation, but some builders just don't have good architects, do they? i feel like i could've designed it better!
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Old 06-27-2009, 08:35 PM
 
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Shouldn't be a problem I don't think as long as it's not a load bearing wall.
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Old 06-28-2009, 11:20 AM
 
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i saw a colonial house that was basically gutted, and the doorway to one of the bedrooms was in a weird place, kind of right in front of the stairs where a better placement would be where there's more of a hallway. it's just drywall. would this be easy to do? it just made the upstairs floorplan flow kind of funny.
just an observation, but some builders just don't have good architects, do they? i feel like i could've designed it better!
shouldn't be hard, as long as it's not load bearing. it will involve gutting and reframing so price may not be that cheap, relatively speaking. it also depends if you will have move electric around, etc.
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Old 06-28-2009, 01:23 PM
 
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1) Open the wall where you want to move it to.
2) if there are no wires make the rough opening. Approximately 1" larger than the door frame.
3) install a header over the opening to carry the load. you can find a diagram online or go look at a carpentry book in the library.
4) Install door frame.
5) hang door.
6) fix drywall.
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Old 06-28-2009, 05:21 PM
 
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ha, you make it sound so simple... wish i were that handy! thanks for the info, good to know it's doable, it's really the only thing that makes me feel weird about the house.
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