Blue in-swinging door opening into bedroom.

This in-swinging door is hinged on the right.

To ensure proper installation and use, we recommend you seek the advice of a professional. However, you can use the following method to obtain a rough size estimate:

  • Remove the interior casing and measure the width, then height, of the existing door frame.
  • Measure the door slab.
  • Measure the thickness of the wall to determine the jamb width needed.

Determine the door swing you’ll need (e.g., in-swing or out-swing, left or right). Door swing refers to the direction the door swings, based on the location of the hinges as viewed from the outside.

Technical diagram demonstrating different types of door swing.

Door swing refers to whether the door swings in or out and from the left or right hinge.

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