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When we bought our house it had an opening as shown in the picture below.

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There is white wood trim on top of the rough framing.

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The trim is nailed to hide the 2x4 stud that forms the frame of the opening.

The opening inside the trim is 46" and the rough opening width is 47-3/4". The rough opening height is 81-1/2".

What door option do I have for this space?
I checked and it seems that most prehung doors are either 48" or 42". I think the first is too big and the second is too small.
Has anyone had experience with this?

  • I think you're confused. Almost never does one see a residential door wider than 36", and only on the interior if handicap accessibility was a priority. Even 42" is comically huge. You'll want to frame down to a more standard 30" door opening or consider something like an accordion screen. – isherwood Jul 25 '18 at 17:51
  • What about a sliding door option or a barn door? Wouldn't that work? – Michael Jul 25 '18 at 18:03
  • Sure. Just not a single hinged door. – isherwood Jul 25 '18 at 18:17
  • I think there are also double door options, I just had a terrible time finding anything for 46''. The market has only 48 and 42 options. – Michael Jul 25 '18 at 18:44
  • I can't tell what that space is intended to be, but a bypass closet door could work if you're set against reducing the opening. They're not so dependent on opening size. – isherwood Jul 25 '18 at 18:49

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