I had a door installed in my house. Come critique.

Rusty Shackleford

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I moved into my house in September and one thing has been driving me crazy. The previous owners added a huge attached garage but didn't install an interior door to get into the garage without walking outside. :shrug: I had the garage finished but ran into the issue that the door jamb is 9" wide. I got a quote for a custom door for $2000 so I got someone who knew what they were doing to make an off the shelf door fit. They mostly finished up on Friday but are stopping back by today to finish up the final touches on the trim/paint.

Before.

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During

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We knew there was a drop down into the living room from the garage but hard to gauge exactly the drop until the hole was cut. I wanted a small landing so you don't trip coming into the house with hands full of groceries. I was going to use leftover flooring but it turns out the previous owners only left us with 1 piece of laminate. I took that piece with me to Lowe's and picked out some tile that I hoped would look good.

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Garage view. I guess I don't have a newer pic, the matching trim is up and just need to paint the jamb extenders.

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Fin. They were running late Friday night and knew we had a baby shower Saturday morning so got things presentable for us. Should be all wrapped up when I get home today. I loved the door but part of me regrets the windows into the garage. When the lights are on in the garage I definitely need some tint on the glass to make it less obvious. The door isn't fire rated and I think with the step down from the garage it will never pass inspection but I hope to live in this house for 30 years so it doesn't bother me.

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That's what I stated in my post.
I uh...

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MassMan

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Looks fine to me. If your accepting feedback on other things I hate your floors. If it makes you feel any better I hate my first floor floors as well
 
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Rusty Shackleford

Rusty Shackleford

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Dec 2, 2006
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Are those self-closing hinges? If not, they should be.

They are not, I need to find out about those.

Here's a photo of the outside. Older house that has been added onto so it's not like I had many options. You don't know how annoying it is walking outside in the cold shitty weather just to grab a screwdriver out of the toolbox.


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Capt. Hammer

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They are not, I need to find out about those.

Here's a photo of the outside. Older house that has been added onto so it's not like I had many options. You don't know how annoying it is walking outside in the cold shitty weather just to grab a screwdriver out of the toolbox.


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Yeah, you need to swap those out and consider getting a fire rated door asap
 
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atxmike

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Should not have done glass but you can get film that tents it / distorts the view.
Could have been level with the floor with ~3 more hours of effort.

Is there no other room you could have put an entrance from garage to house? Mine comes in behind my kitchen. I would want garage to house access so if the living room was my only option I'd consider it hard.
 

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