>> Monday, December 3, 2012
This weekend Michael and I celebrated the one year mark since our first date and also one month of living under the same roof, so of course we had to celebrate. What better way to honor the occasion than with dinner, a bottle of wine and a two-man DIY project? Nothing says ‘Happy Anniversary’ to my heart like ripping out a 50 year old laundry room door and installing a brand spanking new one.
With the laundry room reno underway and the hot water heater relocated to allow a future doorway connecting the kitchen to the laundry room, the next to-do on the list was to install new exterior doors to the laundry room.
Note: Don’t psych yourself up for sweet step-by-step how-to pictures since the majority of this DIY was spent making sure the door didn’t fall and smash one of us which doesn’t lend itself well to snapping progress pics.
This sad little door was well past its prime and the first step was to remove the door from its hinges and tear out the entire frame with our exceptional crowbar technique.
(This is where I would normally insert a demo pic, but Michael and I must have been more concerned about keeping the soles of our feet free of rusty nails.)
Next, we were off to pick up three new exterior doors. Two for the laundry room and one for the kitchen entrance from the carport.
The good news is we only had one hiccup with this install. The pre-fab trim around the new door frame was one inch too wide to fit in the demo-ed opening.
Once the door was in place, we literally just followed the directions included with the door to secure it into place.
We still have to fill the small gaps around the frame with insulation and finish out with trim and paint, but how’s that for romance? A safe and secure laundry room door for two.