How Much Does It Cost to Install or Replace an Interior Door?
$360 - $1,155
$360 - $1,155
Updated April 20, 2022Reviewed by Robert Tschudi, Expert Home Building and Remodeling Contributor.
The total cost to install an interior door averages between $360 and $1,155. A bedroom or closet door replacement averages $100 to $300 in labor with door costs typically range from $50 to $500. Wood French doors can cost from $600 to $4,500 or more.
Your final price will depend on the type, frame or trim replacements, and fitting. Whether you choose a hollow or solid-core door, and pre-hung or slab door, will also affect pricing. Add another $40 to $80 to remove and dispose of the old door.
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|Typical Range||$360 - $1,155|
|Low End - High End||$150 - $2,360|
Cost data is based on actual project costs as reported by 3,917 HomeAdvisor members.
Whether you are replacing old or broken doors or upgrading to premium models, there are several important choices to make regarding style and function. You’ll need to choose from simple pre-hung varieties for closets to elaborate custom wood French styles. Installation pricing varies according to the style as well as framing, sizing, and customization.
Hire a professional door installer for best results. Improper installation can result in sticking, uneven gaps at the top and bottom, or the door not fully closing, all of which run the risk of higher replacement and repair costs.
Interior doors range from hollow core slab types starting at $30 up to $4,500 or more for wood and glass French varieties.
Given the low rates for labor, remaining in budget usually has more to do with the price of the door than any other factor. All styles come in a variety of materials, qualities, and designs. Most notably are hollow vs. solid and made of either composite or premium wood.
|Prehung Type||Cost up to 80 by 36 inches|
|Hollow||$30 – $400|
|Solid||$70 – $500|
Hollow core is the cheapest type ranging from $30 to $400 each, though most pay in the range of $50 to $150. These typically have a honeycomb of cardboard slats with thin wood veneer faces. These are good in areas where sound transfer isn’t a problem, like a closet or pantry.
Solid core ranges from $70 to $250 with higher-end models costing $500 or more. This style is typically made from wood particles and glue or foam. They tend to be an excellent choice for private rooms, such as bedrooms, bathrooms, home theaters, or offices. "Solid Core" is not to be confused with solid wood.
Solid wood types come in a variety of styles, as slab or pre-hung, and often with glass inserts. Premium pre-hung wood runs between $150 to $1,000 or more though most fall in the $250 to $600 range.
|Red Oak & Ash||$165 – $325||$75 – $95||$240 – $420|
|Maple||$180 – $375||$85 - $110||$265 – $485|
|Paint & Stain Grade Poplar and Maple||$100 – $250||$60 – $90||$160 – $340|
|Cypress, American & Brazilian Cherry, Mahogany, Clear Pines, Birch, Cedar & Walnut||$250 – $450||$105 – $140||$355 – $590|
*Costs for door only (no hardware or labor) for a standard single door at 1 3/8-inch thickness, 80 inches high, and between 24 and 36 inches wide.
Most aluminum interior doors, typically sliding or bifold types for wardrobes, cost $300 to $2,000. Aluminum provides a high-end modern finish to your home.
Accents such as the number and design of the panels, the finishing and paint, any carved wood features, and any glass inserts all increase prices, regardless of the type. For example, composite bifold with hollow cores sell for as low as $30 each. However, more ornate, glass-accented, solid bifold models retail for more than $500 each.
Buying new is as simple as heading down to a local home improvement warehouse or neighborhood hardware store. These retailers offer several styles from popular names such as:
JELD-WEN: Available in a wide array of styles and in most big box home improvement stores.
Masonite: One of the top five manufacturers creates an extremely wide range of door types and styles in MDF and wood.
Sarto: Italian door company specializing in modern luxury designs.
Anderson: Doing more than just windows, they create mid to higher-end doors in both contemporary and modern styles.
Pella: Also known for windows, Pella specializes in mid to high-end exterior models including wood, fiberglass, and steel. They offer patio and entry doors.
Homeowners who want to achieve a more unique look in their homes may opt for custom cuts and styles. Whether you want French with carved glass, slab with detailed carvings, or ones made from a rare wood, obtaining a custom design by a carpenter or other local craftsman allows you complete creative freedom. Other specialty installation services may use advanced technology such as computerized measuring tools to design and laser-cut for an exact fit, saving you time during installation.
Pre-hung interior doors come complete with a casing that fits into the space where the previous one stood, and these sets range from $60 to $1000 or more, depending on the chosen material and accents.
In addition to the material prices, budget for the labor costs. Labor rates for this type of installation vary according to size:
|Type & Size (inches)||Materials||Installed Price|
|Standard (up to 80"x36")||$30 – $250||$150 – $700|
|Extra-large (over 80"x36")||$100 – $1,000||$220 – $1,450|
|Double (80"x60" or wider)||$300 – $4,000||$420 – $4,450|
Homeowners may increase the price of their installation with add-on services such as:
Reframing and resizing the opening: $40 to $75 per hour or more. May also require drywall work for $1.50 per square foot and electrical work at $75 to $100 per hour.
Lock installation: $135 to $200 plus the price of the locks. Most locks run between $30 and $200, with those for the interior falling on the lower end of that spectrum.
Trim installation: $2 to $3 per linear foot for standard. Higher-end styles may increase the price slightly due to material choices.
Labor runs between $40 and $90 per hour with an average rate of $70 per hour though it varies by location. It takes an average of 3 to 5 hours for most installations. Rather than using pre-hung, creating a frame for a slab style on-site is another option. For odd shapes and reframing, it’s a better solution.
A slab runs anywhere from $50 to $400 on average. It refers to the door without the frame or any hardware. It can come pre-drilled but typically needs drilling for the knobs and hinges.
A door frame averages from $150 to $300. This does not include the rough frame or the 2-inch-by-four-inch posts that make up the structure of the wall. Instead, this is the casement that covers the rough frame, provides a place to secure the hinges and latch, and includes the doorstop.
Trim costs $2 to $3 per linear foot. Trim is the boards that cover the gap between the frame and drywall to give the opening a finished look.
Hinges run about $2.50 each with designer hardware exceeding $10. Locks and knobs run anywhere from $20 to $200 for keyed and coded locks though interior doors only require basic knobs in the $20 to $40 range.
Internal doors run an average of $750 with a range of $150 to $2,000 including materials, labor and equipment. Located throughout the home, distinct types all serve unique purposes and offer specific design and functional benefits. The type that homeowners choose for an area and the materials used during manufacturing and installation all have a direct impact on the final price of this project.
|$140 – $1,000|
|French||$200 – $4,000|
|Sliding||$400 – $4,500|
|Bifold||$35 – $70|
|Barn||$150 – $4,000|
|Saloon||$100 – $500|
|Murphy||$700 – $2,500|
Pocket door installation on a new build or addition averages between $140 to $180. Installing in an existing room will run homeowners $600 to $1,000 or more.
This style is another popular addition for a closet or other tight space, and it has an even lower profile than a bifold model. Sliding into a hollow area of the wall along tracks installed on either end, pocket styles are much easier to add to an addition, remodel, or new construction, as they require the walls to be opened and free of wires and pipes. Installation costs for each of the unique styles vary.
Priced based on the intricacy of the glass panels as well as the quality of the wood used in their construction, basic interior French styles may cost as little as $200 apiece or as much as $4,000 or more. Installation costs are usually no different than those for pre-hung styles because they operate on the same frame-and-hinge design.
French refers to any unit, whether interior or exterior, with windows that extend throughout the whole frame. The windows may be continuous or broken into separate panes. They are also usually, though not exclusively, found in pairs like with many patio doors costing an average of $2,500.
Sliding glass doors cost between $400 and $4,500 with the average homeowner paying $1,850. Though most are used as an exterior entry to a patio or deck, they make great additions inside the home to physically separate spaces while keeping a visually open concept.
Single bifold doors cost between $35 to $60 while a double bifold averages $45 to $70. They come in single and double designs depending on the size of the opening that they conceal. They are purchased individually for $30 to $500 or more, depending on style and material. Prices for installation vary depending on the type needed.
Often found concealing closets or small workspaces such as a washer/dryer area, bifolds consist of two or more hinged panels running on a set of tracks embedded in the casing. Folding in half when opened, they offer a less obtrusive opening design than standard swinging designs.
In existing rooms, homeowners may consider the value of a barn or sliding door instead, which rides along rails on the exterior of the wall. Barn doors cost anywhere from $150 to $4,000. The biggest variables are the material, the number you'd like installed, and labor. If you are replacing a traditional door and frame, the newly exposed structure behind the trim will need to be finished, adding drywall prep and painting costs to your project total.
For materials, wood is the most common choice. It takes stain or paint to match existing trim or woodwork in your home. You can also find more modern styles and materials such as composites or colored glass. Barn styles have become increasingly popular and may increase your home's value to more than 10% above asking price.
While you might be able to do it yourself, consider hiring a handyman or installation professional to make sure that the track is securely fastened without interfering with anything on the wall. Most also have a fixed guide on the floor for added safety.
The material used to construct a set of saloon doors, the thickness of that material, and the intricacy of the design affect the ultimate price of this uncommon option. Basic slatted sets retail for around $100 to $150, whereas more detailed, solid, or glass-accented pairs run $500 or more, especially if custom elements such as carved designs, raised panels, or iron accents are included. Installation usually costs $50 to $250.
Saloons, also known as swinging cafés, are a set of double doors that use a special type of opening hardware known as a pivot hinge. This hinge allows them to swing both in and out, making them popular for kitchens and dining areas where people are likely to travel in both directions frequently.
Murphy doors range in cost from $700 to $2,500 depending on the size. These are the "hidden bookcase" style. It’s essentially a solid core bookcase that swings in a frame the same as a standard door. It provides usable storage space while concealing the entry to another room.
When replacing a door, you not only have the replacement and framing costs but also removal and disposal fees. It will take an additional hour of labor for the project for an average of $50. Most disposal fees vary by location and are on the lower end, usually an additional $25 to $50. If your old doors are undamaged, consider donating them for a tax deduction or negotiating with the contractor for a reduction in installation pricing.
Frames cost about $250 for an installation with an additional $2 to $3 per linear foot for trim. This is only a 2 to 3-hour project for an experienced finish carpenter.
Besides the $10 to $150 you’ll spend on the hardware itself, the job will take about an hour or at least $50 in labor. More likely, a contractor or locksmith will charge a minimal fee for the first hour of travel. Either way, expect to pay an additional $75 to $150.
Average door repairs cost $220. Frame repair can be a simple fix with some paint or require partial removal and replacement. Keeping a door looking its best usually means performing basic maintenance and repairs throughout its life.
These jobs include projects as simple as greasing the hinges with products such as WD-40 or installing stops to keep walls safe. In addition, repainting gives them an updated look and adds value and interest to your home. For example, pre-primed varieties are easy to update with coordinating paint colors that bring a room together.
One frequent problem that homeowners encounter when they opt for hollow core styles is important to note. Although they are much less expensive than solid wood, the cost savings may not last.
As the name indicates, their hollow nature makes them susceptible to damage and holes caused by everything from slamming to angry fists to poorly judged clearances when moving furniture. Sometimes it is possible to patch the smaller holes that appear. However, replacement is more often ideal for the sake of durability.
It’s almost always a good idea to hire a contractor. Doors may seem easy, but there are many pitfalls to the installation.
Installing a door where one is already located is a straightforward home improvement project suited for the intermediate to advanced DIYer. Properly done, this project should take 2 to 3 hours for a pre-hung type and about 5 to 6 hours for a slab variety. Plan on it being a longer project if this is your first attempt.
If this is your first project, it would be best to hire a pro and learn from them. If you’re looking to save money on labor and have multiple doors to install, hire a professional to assist you with the first. Installation, while it may seem easy, requires a high level of skill, attention to detail, and patience. Learning from a professional is the best way to learn for future DIY installations.
Aside from the need for a basic toolbox and power tools such as a miter saw and drill, this project is rather affordable. The only materials needed aside from the door and its hardware cost less than $25.
Avoid some common DIY pitfalls, including:
Uneven framing: Leads to improper closure. In extreme cases, it won’t close at all, requiring a complete reinstall.
Ruined trim: Miter cuts on trim and incorrect measurements ruin trim. Having a professional finish carpenter install the finishing touches leaves a professional-looking door. Trim installation only runs $2 - $3 per linear foot with a total of $40 to $60 per door including materials and labor.
Won’t latch: Not leveling the floor or frame prior to installation can lead to unmatched latch and hole placement. This requires re-drilling the holes or releveling the framing. Reframing runs $250 or more plus you lose the investment in your initial framing job.
In most cases, hiring a professional is the better solution. The labor costs only end up being in the $100 to $300 range and if you have multiple doors, expect to be closer to the $100 to $150 per door. And it can easily pay off. You’ll have doors that are well balanced, swing evenly, and latch properly. A professional will also be able to spot any problems in the rough framing or the need for electrical work in the case of new installations.
Replacing or moving an interior door can run anywhere from $150 to $2,000 or more. It depends on your location, the type, materials needed, and whether it is simply being replaced or moved. Moving one requires walling up the leftover space.
Wall installation costs to close up a door run $300 and $800. It includes framing, drywall, and painting. Removing and leaving an empty space may only cost $150 to $250 for a new casement.
Exterior door installation costs an average of $950 with a typical range of $500 to $1,500.
On average, you should budget around $400 for a storm door. On the low end, basic-latch 4-inch-wide aluminum models cost around $100. High-end options with features such as thinner profiles, heavy-duty aluminum construction, keyed entries, beveled glass panels, and retractable screens can cost $400 or more, with some models priced at over $950.
The price without installation runs from about $100 to $550, depending on the size and materials. Installation costs start at a flat rate of around $75 but can exceed $400, based on the complexity of the project.