I'm replacing the deadbolt on our front door and I have a problem. The people who installed it placed the handle and the deadbolt - for some reason - extremely close to each other. It worked okay for the original handleset because they were very dinky builder-grade stuff. I replaced them about 5 years ago with a nice handle and a ZWave deadbolt for my automation system. The deadbolt and the handle are butted right up next to each other, and I think it's been bad for the deadbolt over the years.
Fast forward to today, and I've replaced my old ZWave automation system with Homekit products, and one of the pieces is a new deadbolt. It's not going to have enough room to clear the handle part.
So what's my best option? The only thing I've thought of is to order a hole cover plate from Amazon and put that over the old deadbolt spot, then drill a new hole for the deadbolt and chisel out a spot for the strike plate. It's not going to be aesthetically ideal, but it's less work than filling the hole and sanding/repainting the door. It's also something that'll be a little easier to do while it's 10 degrees outside.
What would you kind folks suggest?