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Old 08-15-2011, 12:40 PM   #1
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Hi Everyone, I was hoping someone could advise me what the best and most cost effective solution would be for adding doors to an entryway in my finished basement. The room currently has an opening that is 43.75" wide and 90" tall. I know that a custom set of doors could be made but I'm guessing that would be very expensive.

A pocket door would work perfectly except on either side of the opening are steel support beams for the house. Can anyone give me any other options besides the custom route such as 20" doors (which I have not been able to find). Also, I would like to have glass in them to let the natural light through, but that is not a deal breaker.

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Old 08-15-2011, 12:46 PM   #2
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You could look for a 36" door and a side light if you wanted to keep the opening the same size in width, but the top would have to be framed downward to allow for a standard height of 80".


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Old 08-17-2011, 10:34 PM   #3
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I'd get a standard 36" x80" prehung unit and frame the opening to that.
I don't see a door with a sidelight fitting there.
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