Interior Doors Checklist

Interior doors can blend into your decor or make a statement. When selecting yours, think about what level of privacy you need between rooms and how much space you’ll need for door opening and foot traffic.

How to shop for interior doors

Start with the basics.

Not sure where to begin? By the end of this guide you should be able to walk into a store with an idea of what you want.

Make your own checklist.

As you’re learning about interior doors, use our checklist to keep track of things you’d like to discuss with a Lowe’s specialist.

When you’re ready, talk to us.

We’ve got experts ready to help you in the Doors aisle. We can give you an installation quote while you’re there.

Jeld-Wen 2-Panel Interior Door

Consider going pro.

Skip the hassle of needing to accurately measure your interior door.

You don’t have to worry about accidentally voiding your warranty.

A pro will clean up the mess and dispose of your old door.

If you go DIY, here’s how to measure your interior door.


Measure the distance between the edge of one side of the door to the edge of the other side of the door.


Next, measure the distance between the top edge of the door to the bottom edge of the door.


Measure the width of the frame, from edge to edge, across the existing door frame. Ignore any door trim.

Learn about our different types of interior doors.

Consider how much space you need to open and close your door, and how much privacy you need between rooms when looking for the right interior door.

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