Asked on Feb 27, 2012
I'm purchasing a new prehung interior door for my bedroom. It's an addition and the door was originally an outer exit. The current door is 32 inches, but the space in the brick itself is exactly 36 inches, so there is a significant gap on both sides of the frame. However, I'd think a 36-inch door would require a larger opening than 3 ft. Also, the brick wall is very thick here, 9.5 inches, which is four inches wider than the other two brick-wall exit doors in the house. What width door should I purchase? And what kinds of changes will I have to make to the door's frame to accommodate the width of the walls?