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How Much Does an Interior Door Cost?

 
low costBasic Interior Door: $20-$400average costCafe/Saloon Door: $100-$850high costWood Bi-Fold Door: $600-$1,500
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Interior doors can be functional -- closing off rooms for privacy, cutting down on noise or acting as fire walls if needed -- but they can also provide decorative interior touches that add to the style of a home.

Typical costs:

  • Prices start at about $20-$100 for a no-frills, interior door slab (no frame or hardware) or $40-$150 for one pre-hung in a frame with hardware installed; these are typically made of composite or inexpensive wood, and hollow. It can cost $200-$500 for a solid wood door, and $500-$1,000 or more for a more decorative interior door in high-end wood like walnut or mahogany. For example, Lowe's store brand ReliaBilt 30" Wide 6-Panel Hollow Composite Door Slab[1] costs about $33. Interior Doors Direct charges $494 for a 1-3/8" Thick Raised Panel Door in Mahogany[2] 36" wide and 80" high with six raised panels. Installation can add $50-$300, bringing the total cost (labor and materials) to $70-$400 for a basic door and $250-$1,300 for a more decorative solid wood door.
  • A single interior French door with multiple panes of glass typically costs $50 -$200 for a basic model, but can cost $200 -$1,000 or more, depending on size and style. Double interior French doors (both opening to the center) start at $300-$800. Installation can add $50-$300 to the total for a simple installation of a single French door, but can double the price of a set of two French doors.
  • Bi-fold doors (two hinged panels that fold together, often hung in pairs) start at about $25-$150 in hollow core wood composite, but larger, solid wood bi-fold doors with stylish accents can cost $600-$1,500 including installation.
  • Also called saloon doors, swinging cafe doors (including hardware) start at about $100-$300 for a basic set, but can cost $300-$600 or more depending on size, thickness, materials (whether the wood is knotty pine, ash, oak, cherry, walnut, mahogany, etc.), custom designs and style details like louvers, raised panels, rivets or iron accents. At Home Depot a set of Pinecroft 36"x42" Wood Louvered Cafe Doors[3] in clear, unfinished pine (must be painted or stained) costs $117; and Interior Doors Direct[4] has a set of 36" high cafe doors for a 36" wide opening (two 18"-wide swinging doors) with a two-panel design for $183 in poplar wood and $489 in walnut. Installation can add $50-$250 or more to the total cost.
  • A pocket door that slides out of sight into the wall when not in use can cost $400-$1,000 (labor and materials) for a relatively straightforward installation in new construction or during a remodeling project where the walls are already opened up. If existing walls must be torn open and then refinished, installing a pocket door can cost $1,000-$3,500 or more, depending on materials, local rates and the complexity of the project. A barn-style sliding door that slides on a track along a wall can cost $200-$1,000 for all materials, or $300-$1,500 with installation.
  • Do-it-yourself installation is possible. ThisOldHouse.com provides instructions for replacing an interior door[5] using a door blank (no frame, holes or hardware), describing it as a moderate to hard project that requires careful planning and attention to detail, takes about 4-6 hours and costs $80-$200 for the door and $40-$100 for a lockset; and instructions for installing a pre-hung door[6] , estimating this as a moderately difficult project that takes 4-6 hours and costs $60-$600 or more depending on the door style and material.
Related articles: Painting an Interior, Exterior Door, Closet Door, Pocket Door, French Doors, Door Lock

Additional costs:
  • Rotted wood around the frame or uneven walls due to the house settling could require carpentry repairs before an interior door can be replaced. Costs will depend on the extent of the damage.
Shopping for an interior door:
  • Home Depot describes the styles, materials and installation considerations for the different types of interior doors[7]
  • Manufacturers Jeld_Wen, Simpson and TruStile[8] have photo galleries with interior door ideas.
  • The Interior Door Replacement Company[9] offers a wide range of products plus installation; and Interior Doors Direct[10] sells solid hardwood interior doors made to order in custom and standard sizes and styles. Interior doors are also sold at local lumber yards; home improvement centers like Home Depot[11] and Lowe's[12] ; or search for a local door and window dealer through the American Window and Door Institute[13] .
  • If hiring an installation contractor, verify that the company is properly insured, bonded and licensed[14] ; ask for and check references, and look for any complaints filed with the Better Business Bureau[15] .
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