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How to Install an Archway Between Rooms

An archway can add character and uniqueness to a home. Learn how to add an archway between rooms with these easy step-by-step directions.

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install an archway between kitchen and dining room
  • Time


  • Price Range

    $250 - $500

  • Difficulty

    Easy to Moderate


Step 1: Prepare for the Arch Installation

Hold up the arch and mark the drywall that is to be removed. Use a level and a utility knife to score the drywall. Cut through the corner bead with a handsaw and then remove it and the drywall with a hammer and pry bar.

follow along the arch with a rotary cutter

Step 2: Screw the Arch Into the Studs

Hold up the arch and screw it into the studs. Be sure both sides are at the same height. The pieces should butt together, not overlap.

Step 3: Measure the Drywall to Be Cut

Mark the portion to be cut off and the position of the pieces on the wall. Take the pieces down and remove the excess with a tin snips.

Step 4: Reattach the Pieces

Cover the sides of the arches with drywall. To cut the drywall to size, follow along the arch with a rotary cutter.

cut through corner bead with handsaw