installing french doors with 12' ceilings

Old 07-17-08, 01:17 AM
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Question installing french doors with 12' ceilings

My husband is going to work from home and we don't have a real office area. We do have a formal dining room that we would like to convert into his office but the open entry way is a 6.5'x12' opening. Does anyone know if it is possible to install French doors, or some other type of nice looking door, into an opening that has 12' high ceilings? He doesn't mind the opening at the top of the door as this is only a temporary solution until we can buy a bigger home, but is it right next to the front door and I would like something that doesn't look too bad. Thanks to anyone that has suggestions!
Old 07-17-08, 04:09 AM
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Welcome to the forums! The 12' opening will need to be framed up and finished to 82" with a header across the opening, covered in sheetrock and prepared for painting. Then your french doors could be installed, cordoning off the area for the office. Be aware, however, this modification may not be desirable to new buyers, since you mention selling soon.

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