Door Ideas & Inspiration
Explore inspiring door ideas that will drastically make your home more efficient & appealing.
How to Choose a Smart Doorbell
Home technology expert Ross Tretheway shows host Kevin O’Connor everything he needs to know about smart home doorbells.
Everything to Know About Dog Doors
Entries right-sized for pets are easy for them to use—and convenient for their humans, too. Here’s how to install a dog door that’s safe and secure for you and your pet.
All About Multi-Panel Doors
Whether they fold, slide, or pivot, these door systems turn solid walls into light-filled expanses of glass.
Best Door Security Devices (2022)
In this review of the best door security devices, we examine door security devices that keep you and your family protected.
13 Door Décor Ideas
Enhance your entrance with these projects to amp up curb appeal and boost your mood every time you come home.
Update a Mudroom Door with Bold Paint
Portals become all the more transportive in eye-catching color—especially when it’s expertly applied.
What a Difference a Garage Door Makes
Find out how you can dramatically improve your home's curb appeal with one affordable, easy project.
Paint a Colorful Door Accent
Painted in complementary hues, a staid bedroom door becomes a standout piece of decor
The Great Escape: Egress Doors and Window Wells
If your basement includes habitable space, it is required to have a means of egress for safe escape. Here’s how we chose the right doors and window wells for the luxuriously outfitted basement at the TOH 2018 Idea House.
How to Install a Dog Door
Give your pet the freedom to come and go whenever it wishes by installing this energy-efficient kit.
How to Replace a Garage Door Opener
Ask This Old House master electrician Scott Caron replaces an old garage door opener with a smart opener in this edition of DIY Smarts.
Treated to the Core: The Technology Behind Worry-Free Windows and Doors
Because windows and doors are constantly exposed to various weather conditions and moisture, wood rot can be an issue for homeowners everywhere. Here’s how an innovative treatment process produces virtually worry-free windows and doors.
Build It | Salvaged Door Shadow Box
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O’Connor build a shadow box using wood recycled from an old door.
Inside Interior Doors
Shopping for a paint-ready interior door can be confusing, since you can’t see what’s underneath the primer. If a traditional wood door (generally pine or poplar) is what you’re after, you’ll have to special-order it—and expect it to expand and contract with changes in humidity. Here’s how other interior doors are built today.
Exterior French Doors: A Buyer’s Guide
Looking for the best patio doors? The window-door hybrid has never looked—or performed—better. Here’s how to find the right ones for your house and budget.
How to Pull off a Bold Front-Door Paint Color
Opt for a playful hue with cues from an architectural color consultant
What's Their Story? Windowed Cottage Doors
Add period flair designed for the working class to your curb appeal
Sliding Barn Doors: A Story Behind Every Door
Three readers take three different approaches to closing off a room while adding architectural charm
How to Replace a Rotted Garage Door Post
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva comes to the rescue and saves a neglected, badly decayed garage-door post and jambs
All About Fiberglass Entry Doors
They're weatherproof, easy to maintain, and harder than ever to distinguish from wood.
All About Garage Doors
No longer an afterthought, they're stronger, more weathertight, and brimming with character. The experts at This Old House help you pick a new garage door to complement your home
All About Entry Sets
Get a lock on style—and your belongings. This Old House's experts help you pick an entry set that suits your taste and budget without compromising your safety
How to Install a Garage Door
Assembling and hanging a new garage door with This Old House general contractor Tom Silva
Wood Entry Doors: Cost, Safety, and Buying Tips
We help you select and care for a front door that's right for your home's style—and your budget.
Wood Entry Door Materials and Finishes
The wood you see beneath a clear finish determines whether your door's look will be rustic or refined
Get the Right Door For Your House
A door is one of the telltale details that distinguishes the style of a house. So if your entry is due for an upgrade, let the look of your place help you pick the best match
How to Muffle a Noisy Garage-Door Opener
In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to cut the clamor of a noisy garage-door opener
Down-home barn doors, Victorian carriage-house entrance, Tudor castle gates—with garage doors, the facades and the fantasies are endless.
Guide to Buying a Garage Door
Here are the materials, insulation, installation, and maintenance considerations to help you select the best garage door for your home.