Best DIY Door Tips: Installation, Framing and Hardware

Door Frames and Casing

Door trim is a lot the same idea as window trim, but if you need some more pointers, this is a great informative DIY door trim tutorial from Dream Book Design

diy door trim tutorial - Dream Book Design

and Thrifty Decor Chick will show you how to install craftsman door trim

chunky thick craftsman style door trim - Thrifty Decor Chick

Or check out Sawdust Girl for tips for bulking up existing door trim.

add molding to create thicker chunky door trim and frame - Sawdust Girl

Add some height with extra trim above the door, gorgeous! over at Tidbits from the Tremaynes.

add trim and crown molding above a door frame - Tidbits from the Tremaynes

Or go faux and paint it — a fun turquoise maybe? via Live Breathe Decor

faux painted doorway arch transom - Live Breathe Decor

I love the extra style that Diane from In My Own Style gave her doorway with this faux transom window — for around $10!

diy faux transom window over door frame - In My Own Style

Door frame opening without a door? Install door casing to dress it up! Learn the basics from The Charming Nest

diy door casing tutorial - The Charming Nest

and our interior column plans + tutorial here

interior doorway column tutorial - Remodelaholic

And I love the style of these two door casings, too!

The Sunny Side Up Blog

craftsman board and batten style door arch casing - The Sunny Side Up Blog

Driven By Decor

door casing with columns and lintel style - Driven By Decor


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  1. Thank you so much for sharing my door trim project! I’m going to have to check all these other tutorials out–we’re about to start renovating a house, so I’m sure they’ll come in handy 🙂

  2. These are some awesome things to pin! I love the glass door idea – makes me want some glass doors a little more if I can easily make them look beautiful like that. Thanks for sharing!

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