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Convert a Window Into an Exterior Door

Weekend Remodeling host Fuad Reveiz transforms an existing set of windows into a beautiful new entryway.

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Learn how to transform an existing window into a beautiful entryway in one weekend. Host Fuad Reveiz takes you through the steps, from demolition to attaching the trim.

Use these projects to create a new entryway.

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    $100 - $250

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    Moderate to Hard

How to Convert a Window to a Door: Interior Demolition

Weekend Remodeling host Fuad Reveiz demonstrates how to transform an existing set of windows into a beautiful new entryway. Fuad begins the project by clearing and preparing the room, and removing the window.

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    $250 - $500

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    Moderate to Hard

How to Convert a Window to a Door: Exterior Demolition and Notching the Brick

Host Fuad Reveiz begins this phase of the window conversion project by determining where the new door will go and by marking the brick where the exterior demolition will begin.

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    Weekend

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    $1,000 - $2,500

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    Moderate to Hard

How to Convert a Window to a Door: Installing the Door and Laying New Bricks

From DIY's Weekend Remodeling, host Fuad Reveiz continues the process of converting a window to a door. These steps demonstrate how to remove the wall studs, install the door and lay the new bricks.

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    Weekend

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    $500 - $1,000

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    Moderate to Hard

How to Convert a Window to a Door: Interior Trim, Caulk and Paint

Host Fuad Reveiz finishes the window conversion project by installing the interior trim, caulking any imperfections and nail holes, adding some quarter round to match the rest of the room and painting.

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