Interior door width

Old 08-30-04, 10:36 AM
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Interior door width

I had been told that recent house construction styles were using 2'6" wide doors on lightly-used rooms. Is that true?
If I have the room for a 2'8" door, shouldn't I choose that size instead of 2'6"?

How much total room for trim should I allow: 5", 6"?

Is this correct: a 2'8" door with 6" total trim needs 3'2" of space. Providing 3'6 of space would give 4" of wall on each side of the door/trim.

Old 08-30-04, 10:53 AM
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I would check code there for sure. like here inside doors have to clear for wheelchairs now. So Id look into it there for sure. All inside doors are 2'8" here. Go look at a jam at home depot or Lowes a 1" over the outside of the jam and a good 1" up off the floor will give it to you.

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ADA compliance requires interior doors for residential construction be 2' 8", the exception would be for areas which will not meet the minimum 60" turn around requirement, also ADA such as storage closets.
As far as trim. its what ever the builder has determined to be standard for that construction project, unless there is a prior agreement, or your personnel preference.

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