I'm converting a 1/2 bathroom into a laundry room & needing to replace the 24" door with a 28" door, so standard 27" washer/dryer units can be installed.
There are currently some trim pieces along the drywall sides used to fasten drywall, these can be removed or trimmed down some to gain some space. Doing this will allow the king & jack studs to be moved 4" wider to fit a 28" door.
The Question: can I just replace & widen the bottom 2x4 on the header to the jack studs versus removing & widening the entire header?
If needed, I could also install cripple studs in the 2" spaces now created with widening.