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What is the average cost to replace an interior door?
The average interior door replacement cost is between $220 and $840, including materials and labor. Most homeowners spend $120 to $300 just in labor costs to replace interior doors.
Keep in mind that removing and disposing of your old existing door will add another $40 to $80 to the total cost to install an interior door. A standard door replacement takes 1 to 4 hours, depending on the complexity of the work.
Why should you estimate the cost to replace an interior door?
If you’re planning an interior door installation or replacement for your home, such as in a bedroom, bathroom, living room or kitchen, you need to know how much of an investment you require for this home renovation.
Our free interior door replacement cost estimator will give you a fair idea about your budget. Moreover, you can prepare for any unwelcome surprises during the execution of your project.
Keep in mind that a quality remodeling project can greatly increase the value of your property in the home buyers’ market.
How do interior door replacement costs vary?
The total cost for replacing an interior door varies according to the door material, the type of door, the number of doors, the scope of renovation, your zip code, local labor costs and the finishing details – to name (more than) a few.
Needless to say, interior door costs are based on the type of doors and their quality. Homeowners can choose from low-cost interior doors such as bifold, barn, louver and saloon or expensive doors such as French, sliding glass and pocket. You can even have multiple doors with different styles for different parts of your home.
Types of interior doors
Due to the many styles of interior doors available, their costs vary widely.
|Types of interior doors
||Cost per door
||$200 to $2,000
- Usually consist of large, single doors
- Can be pushed from either side to open
- Need a lot of free space as they open both ways
||$20 to $200
- Lie flush with the door frame
- Contemporary style
- Flat, simple appearance
- Less expensive
- Can accommodate several types of door materials
||$35 to $500
- Most common type of interior door
- Come with inset panels
- Visually interesting
- Available in different styles and materials
- Bedroom doors, bathroom doors or other common area doors
||$200 to $2,000
- Stylish and dramatic
- Set of double doors made of glass
- Usually have multiple panes with glass panels
- Dining room doors, living room doors or other areas with wide thresholds
|Sliding doors/bypass doors
||Upward of $500 for a set
- May be constructed with two sliding panel doors or one door and a fixed panel
- Slide on parallel tracks
- Areas where you need to save space
||$120 to $1,000
- Difficult installation and repair
- Doors slide into the wall
- Available in many styles and materials
- Bathroom doors or bedroom doors
||$150 to $2,000
- Rustic style
- Slide on a visible door track
- Distinctive style
- Do not open outward
- Rooms where you have enough space to slide them open
||$100 to $2,000
- Made up of several panels
- Fold against themselves when open
- Require professional installation
- Available in many sizes and materials
- Closet doors or areas with wide thresholds
||Upward of $500
- Single doors divided into two pieces
- Top and bottom part of the door open independently
- Usually made of wood
- Very heavy
- Great for people with pets
Interior door materials
From wood to metal or glass, interior doors come in many different materials.
- Solid wood doors
- Cost: Upward of $200
Made from a single piece of wood, these doors are pretty heavy. They are therefore good insulators against sound. Available in different types of wood, as slab doors or prehung doors, the most popular wood species include:
- Cypress, cherry, mahogany, birch, cedar and walnut ($380 to $1,200)
- Pine, oak and ash ($380 to $780)
- Alder ($330 to $980)
- Solid core doors
- Cost: Upward of $50
These doors have a thin veneer of wood, MDF or vinyl. They are lighter than solid wooden doors but much heavier than hollow doors. They provide good insulation against sound.
- Hollow core doors
- Cost: Upward of $20
These doors are made with a shell or skin made of wood, MDF or vinyl. They are inexpensive, lightweight and easy to install. They provide no insulation.
- MDF doors
- Cost: Upward of $20
TThese doors can be solid, solid core or hollow core. They are stable and smooth doors that are not impacted by humidity and have a very smooth surface.
- Metal doors
- Cost: Upward of $100
Made with steel or aluminum, these contemporary-style doors are strong and long-lasting. They are ideal as security doors for home offices or garages.
- Glass doors
- Cost: Upward of $500
These are sliding doors with door frames made with one (or more) of a variety of materials. They do not insulate well unless of a superior quality.
Flush doors vs paneled doors
Flush doors are crafted from a single piece of wood in such a way that both sides of the doors are flat. They have a simple construction.
On the other hand, panel doors typically consist of vertical wooden stiles and horizontal rails. The junctions of the stiles and rails have panels. Since they are not manufactured from one solid piece of wood, they are less expensive.
The best way to replace an interior door? Always plan ahead
Here are some tips to make your door replacement easy and quick:
- Set a realistic home remodeling budget. Always include leeway for surprise costs. Experts advise adding an extra 20% to your existing budget.
- Peruse through the different door styles, materials and finishes before choosing the right ones for your interior doors.
- Be aware that a door replacement takes 1 to 4 hours, so plan accordingly.
- Keep the space around your to-be-replaced doors free and uncluttered.
- Work with an expert door contractor. A professional will ensure that all permits and inspections are up to date. If your door replacement doesn’t involve altering the structure of your house, you probably do not require a permit.
- Check your local building code to be sure.
- Always get a warranty or guarantee from your contractor.
- Get a written contract from your contractor with the complete schedule and payment details.
Great interior doors have immense value for potential home buyers. A professional finish can go a long way in helping you get the best price possible for your home.