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Can a House with One Door be Changed to a Two Door Frame?

Great question. I am assuming what you’d like to do is put a side-by-side, double entry door in place of the one you currently have.

006DoubleDoor513BEVForestYes, that is very possible. The minimum that needs to happen is to enlarge the opening and put in a new header. That may be easier said than done. There are a lot of variables to consider which will affect the appearance of the new door system, as well as the installation and cost.

For example, if the front of your home is brick, a brick mason will be needed for the opening on the outside. Are there currently windows near the front door? If so, the wall may need to be rebuilt for structural integrity. On the other hand, if your current door already has sidelights, that will change project scope as well.

We provide free, in-home consultations and review all of these details and design ideas with our clients. In my opinion, the best next move is to get a qualified professional to your home so you can find out what is involved in the job and see which options are available to you.

I love these remodeling projects! A new front entry can completely change the look and curb appeal of your home, and make a memorable first impression for a visitor.

If you’d like to send me a photo of the front of your home, I would be happy to talk with you further.

Don’t forget that many doors are eligible for the federal tax credit and energy incentive, so now’s the perfect time to replace a front door.

Good luck with your new doors!

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  1. what are the NC laws to change a single door to a french or double door?

    Currently a sheet metal and foam fire door small window on top. Wanted to fix the rotting wood in the frame and turn it into a double with thin windows running near the center opening to increase light and create a wider opening for furniture as well as that curb appeal.

  2. My question is the same, but I don’t want to have double-wide doors. I have a single wooden door to the outside and want to add a screen door to that exit.

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