He and his wife couldn’t STAND the look of them so he just had to replace them! But how? We could pay someone to replace them but with the price of work these days, it just wasn’t in the budget. These things can get very expensive, especially with the price of lumber and labor these days!
So, Jeff Kurkjian said… “I’m gonna do it myself!!” Now, this isn’t his first time, he’s actually is known for making barn doors! Check this one out.
Jeff and Emily bought their house back in August of 2022 and have been slowly but surely renovating different rooms to their liking. The house itself was built in 1998 and most of it was updated by the previous owners but there are still some areas that need some serious work.
It is a four bedroom home, and three of those rooms (which excludes the master) have these exact bifold doors. They make a lot of noise when opening them, they don’t exactly look good and they are original to the house.
This was by far the biggest project Jeff has taken on. Sure, he’s built BARN doors but those just hang on the outside of the door frame, these doors have to perfectly fit into the door frame, that’s a lot more pressure.
In this walkthrough, you will get some advice, some products to buy, some measurements but please keep in mind, this is an AMATEUR here! Jeff Kurkjian loves “do-it-yourself” projects however, he is always learning. In fact, if you have any advice on this project, you can follow and message him on Instagram and follow along with his other work!
Now let’s take that, and try to make it into REAL CLOSET DOORS!! EEK!
If you want a video how-to, you can find it at the bottom of step-by-step.