Adding an Archway to Your Home Adding an Archway to Your Home
Adding an archway to your home creates a new look and an interesting focal point. This type of project requires some planning and time but the results are something that adds value to your home. This construction can be accomplish by all skill levels and does require some construction skills to complete.
Remove the Existing Door or Entranceway
You will need to remove the door in the existing entranceway and demolition to the frame. Take measurements to where you want the archway to go and remove the drywall to create an opening. If you are replacing a door, be sure that your measurements account for the new door that will be placed in the archway.
Create Forms for the Archway
You will need to create forms for the archway, using drywall. To bend the drywall, get it wet and carefully bend to shape. Attach the archway form to the frame in the opening and secure using drywall screws.
With the drywall forms in place, tape and mud the seams. Sand the excess mud when it dries and apply primer and coat to restore the area to its previous finished state. You will have completed the creation of a new archway in the opening.