How To: Replace Doorknobs

How To: Replace Doorknobs

Heather Blaha
Apr 18, 2008

The doorknobs in our new place have to go. We have more doors than ever, though, so it's a task we're avoiding somewhat (certainly not urgent but the knobs are really getting to us!). We found an article on the Do It Yourself website that discusses the ins and outs of ideas for doorknobs and how to easily replace them yourself:

Matt Fox from Home & Garden TV suggests three easy steps to replace knobs:


  1. Decide knob placement. Make a cardboard template and take measurements/calculations so it works for all the doors and drawers that are the same size.

  2. Make a hole in the template where the knob should be drilled with an awl or nail. Place the template on the door; mark the hole and drill.

  3. Attach the knobs securely.

The article goes on to say, "Doorknobs are a small touch that can be a relatively inexpensive way to reinvent any living space. Make sure to keep in mind that they should also conform to the mood and harmony of the living space."

Good advice, we think.

Read the full article here.

Image: This Old House

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