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How to Soundproof a Room

Learn how to soundproof a room from floor to ceiling using both simple and advanced methods.

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How to Create a Dutch Door

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva converts a regular door into a Dutch door.

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How to Restore an Antique Door

Ask This Old House General Contractor, Tom Silva, helps two homeowners meticulously restore their original, 1918 front door using a paint stripper, mahogany veneer, and a polyurethane finish.

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How to Paint an Exterior Metal Door

Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique teaches a homeowner how to paint a metal front entry door.

Paint a Colorful Door Accent

Painted in complementary hues, a staid bedroom door becomes a standout piece of decor

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How to Swap the Swing of an Entry Door

Changing your door from a right-hand swing to a left-hand swing can be a fairly easy task, as long as it’s the same height on both sides, and you’re okay with the inside face of the door becoming the outer face. Watch Ask This Old House carpenter Nathan Gilbert as he helps general contractor Tom Silva change the swing of an entry door.

How to Pull off a Bold Front-Door Paint Color

Opt for a playful hue with cues from an architectural color consultant

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How to Install a Solid-Wood Exterior Door

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner install a new, energy-efficient wood door

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How to Replace Basement Bulkhead Doors

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner install a new pair of basement bulkhead doors

What's Their Story? Windowed Cottage Doors

Add period flair designed for the working class to your curb appeal

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How to Replace Sidelights on a Front Door

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva replaces a pair of sidelights on a front door with new, insulated ones

Vintage Screen-Door Charm on a Budget

Add wood stock details to a simple door for a handsome upgrade

11 Inspirational Barn Door Ideas

See ways to incorporate this popular portal into your decor

How to Build a Hidden Door

Trim out a slab door with poplar boards to create a hidden passage disguised as a paneled accent wall

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How to Install a New Storm Door in an Old Opening

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva hangs a new storm door in an old opening

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How to Patch a Doorknob Hole With a Dutchman

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva installs an undetectable wood patch in an old door

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How to Install a Fiberglass Entry Door

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to upgrade an entryway with a brand-new, low-maintenance, energy-efficient door

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How to Replace a Door With a Window

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows the proper way to install a new window into an old—and oversized—doorway opening

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How to Weatherstrip a Front Door

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shares his fast fixes for a drafty door

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How to Install a Storm Door

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to hang a new energy efficient door

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How to Hang a New Front Door in an Existing Frame

Replacing an old entry door with This Old House general contractor Tom Silva

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How to Create an Interior Door Opening

Cutting a new doorway with This Old House general contractor Tom Silva

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How to Repair a Broken Doorbell

Bringing back the "bing-bong" with electrician Steve Krasner

How to Make a New Key for an Old Mortise Lock

Create a fresh key to open all the antique locks in your house

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How to Dress Up a Hollow-Core Door

Apply panel molding to a featureless door to create a grand entrance to any room

How to Install an Aluminum Storm Door

A tightly weatherstripped storm door can reduce air leakage around a front door by as much as 45 percent

Norm Abram's Best Tricks of the Trade

Master carpenter Norm Abram shares his top how-to secrets for flawless DIY

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How to Weatherstrip a Wood Door

Enhancing the energy efficiency of an old, drafty door with This Old House general contractor Tom Silva

How to Upgrade Front Door Hardware

Update your entry with a bold new door handle, escutcheon, kickplate, and knocker

How to Fix a Door That Sticks

See how This Old House general contractor Tom Silva tightens up and pares down a door swelled by summer's humidity

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Preparing a Home for a Blower-Door Test

When doing an energy audit in preparation for weatherizing a home, you have to seal cracks and openings in the building before you turn on the fan

Adding Carriage-Style Garage Doors

See what's involved when installation pros upgrade generic overhead garage doors to old-world carriage-house openers