How do I fix doors that are too short?

by Cboy

Interior doors too short after installing new flooring. Doors are hollow core raised panel painted white. Gap between bottom of door and floor is 1" to 1-1/4". Any ideas other than replacing all doors?

  4 answers
  • Melinda Mello Melinda Mello on Aug 05, 2018

    Try using some sort of molding

    • Cboy Cboy on Aug 05, 2018

      I will check into that. Sound like a possibility. Thank you

  • Elizabeth Dion Elizabeth Dion on Aug 12, 2018

    Hi! Lowe’s and Home Depot sell metal kickplates that can be screwed into the base of the door to take up the slack. If this is an inside door, you may want to go the molding route. 😁

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Aug 12, 2018

    It might be called threshhold molding, it will raise the area from the floor up probably 1/2" or so, probably not as much as you wished, much higher might create a stumbling hazard. I have seen this done in granite and wood, in fact we have this as a transition between the hallway which is parquet wood to the bathroom which is ceramic tile.

    Is there any decorative trim you can attach to the bottom of the door, maybe to accent or complement your decor?

    The answer might be a blend of these 2 suggestions.

    Good luck to you.

  • 1401470 1401470 on Aug 12, 2018

    Sometimes you can get a door extension - basically a piece that connects to the bottom of the door. You could also make one and then screw to the main door. They look like a slide on box.