How to fix a bedroom door that wont stay open?

  7 answers
  • Cheapest is to make a doorstop. To fix the door needs to be readjusted at the hinges.
  • William William on Jul 10, 2017
    Support the door. Remove the top hinge pin. Lay it down on a solid surface. Take a hammer and strike the hinge pin in the center once to give it a very slight bend. Reinsert the hinge pin and check if the door stays open. Repeat if necessary. You may need to do this to the lower hinge pin. The bend gives enough friction to keep the door open but won't hamper the closing or opening of the door.
  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Jul 10, 2017
    My kitchen door is steel and heavy. I prop it open with a bucket partially filled with "gems" and stones from the dollar store. Easy peasy.
  • 13526476 13526476 on Jul 10, 2017
    Yep, I agree with Naomie on this one. Cheapest way is to get a triangle of wood to kick under the door to keep it open. Cutest way is to decorate a brick or buy a cast iron doorstop (we have a pig!). Smartest way (probably) is to experiment by tightening the screws in the hinges in increments until you are happy.
  • Pat Pat on Jul 10, 2017
    I made a door stop with a brick. I covered it with quilt batting and covered that with material, sewed the ends shut like an envelope, works like a charm. Hope this gives you unlimited ideas.
  • Chubby58 Chubby58 on Jul 11, 2017
    I've had this happen. Get a hammer and tap the round pin in the hinge out a little bit, both top and bottom until your door stays open. This make take a little time of going back and forth, but keep at it, it works.
  • Sharon Sharon on Jul 11, 2017
    Heck the Dollar Tree as a 2fer door stops for $1 in the hardware section.
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