3 DIY Hidden Door Installment Options

September 24, 2020

man constructing a DIY hidden door from a kit

Want to install a hidden door or build a hidden room into your home? You're not alone. Many homeowners are interested in hidden doors, but they don't know what their options are. Installing a hidden door is a lot easier than you might think with the right doorway, hardware kit, and know-how. You don't actually need to tear down any walls or renovate the house to install a hidden door. You just need some DIY hidden door installment options.

There are three ways to DIY install a hidden door in an existing doorway. The first is for custom projects, requiring the most skill and planning. If you have something unique or hand-built that you want to turn into a hidden door, that is an accessible option. The second is for experienced DIY-ers but does not require expert carpentry skills. The last is a ready-to-install package for homeowners who are looking for an afternoon project and a fun home feature.

Let's dive into each option in-depth so you can choose the right DIY hidden door option for you.

1. Ultimate DIY Hidden Door: Custom Door Hardware Kit

The ultimate DIY hidden door installment package includes the hardware you need to build a custom hidden door. You build the door, prepare your doorway, and install the hardware, including the hidden hinge set. This is the perfect solution for anyone who has a specific piece of furniture or door design that they want to use instead of pre-built hidden door pieces. Whether you're building something for a unique space and measurements or have a special piece of furniture or design to install, the hardware kit makes it possible to turn any correctly sized and balanced structure and a doorway into an elegant hidden door.

2. Experienced DIY Hidden Door: RTA Hidden Door Kit

Anyone experienced and handy with Ready-to-Assemble (RTA) furniture can likely handle an Experienced DIY hidden door kit from Murphy Door. These kits are a notch or two above your standard IKEA style construction. The kit includes 100% of the pieces and hardware you need to assemble a hidden door in a standard doorway. You will need a few standard tools like screwdrivers, wrenches, and hammer, but nothing unusual in a home toolkit that we don't supply.

If you want to know exactly what's ahead, manuals for each kit can be found on the Murphy Door website so that you can preview the process. These kits can be constructed by you or anyone handy with DIY furniture assembly.

3. Hidden Door in 30 Minutes: A Quick Pre-Hung Hidden Door Kit

The most popular DIY hidden door installment door option is our pre-hung kit. If you don't want to worry about aligning the hidden hinges or hanging the door in a frame, you don't have to. Design your personal hidden door style on and order it fully assembled, ready to fit into your doorway. The single flush-mount doors come fully assembled and pre-hung in the doorjamb, saving you the most challenging stage of installation.

Because pre-hung doors are commonly available in non-hidden doors, these kits install like a normal door kit. Check out the Video Guide for completing a Hidden Door in 30 Minutes kit installation.

Find the Right DIY Hidden Door Installment Option at Murphy Door

If you have been thinking about installing a hidden door, DIY hidden door installment is easier than you think. Murphy Door has a variety of hidden door styles and installation options. You can choose a classic style or design your own door with custom wood colors, cabinet styles, and choice of hidden door hardware. Let us make your hidden door and secret passageway plans come to life with the right hidden door installation kit for you. Whether you are a master carpenter or are looking for a quick all-in-one solution, hidden doors are only a weekend installation away.



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