I started by cutting the Sheetrock above doorway out. I used a utility knife to cut straight up from the angled part that I wanted to remove. I went over the cut several times before taking a hammer and beginning to remove Sheetrock.
Widen and Expand Doorway
The front room in my house had unusual shaped doorways. I wanted to widen them and raise them a little. Both to get better airflow and to update them.
I removed the Sheetrock and hammered out the top boards. I planned to widen doorway as well so I removed boards to the doorway with a plan to build back next to electrical outlet, widening opening as much as I could.
I framed the doorway where I wanted it using 1x4x8 boards and covered the wall with Sheetrock. I applied mud, let dry and sanded then applied a single coat of primer.
I framed out the doorway and added trim. I used a miter saw to make cuts and finishing nails to hammer the boards in. There was also flooring installed as well as a fresh coat of paint. I painted all the trim boards in the doorway white to match existing trim.
I used 3 inch trim and caulked any gaps before painting. I used a miter saw to make cuts.
I am happy with the change. I feel like the rooms have a much better flow and an updated look.