Bypass Doors for the Do-It-Yourselfer

You have worked hard to decorate your home, choosing the best paint, fabrics, and furniture, working to optimize the flow of the rooms, and opening the space to plenty of natural light. You certainly don’t want to mar the design with obtrusive closets, a conspicuous shower, or a glaringly obvious laundry room. With bypass doors, you can avoid this problem, closing off these utilitarian spaces with a sleek, minimalist door that is as beautiful as the rest of your home. Bypass doors slide one behind the other so that space is minimized.

It is fairly easy to install bypass doors. First, you will need to buy a track that matches the height and width of your door frame. Use the track to mark where the screws will go on the floor, drill holes on the marks, and screw the track to the bottom of the door frame. Next, put the roller brackets on the top of the door frame, 2 ½ inches from each corner, and screw them into place. Then you can hang the doors, making sure that the rollers snap into the track. There should be an adjustment dial on the bracket, which will allow you to adjust the height of the doors. Next, screw a door glide along the bottom of each door; the glide will keep the doors in place and prevent them from swinging back and forth. Finally, attach the door handles; experts recommend that you put the handle on the left side of the door in front and the right side of the door behind it.


Of course, there are also experts who will be able to quickly and efficiently install your doors. But whether you install them yourself or have them put in by a professional, bypass doors will maximize the flow of space, hide necessary storage spaces, and enhance the aesthetic of your home.



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