This post was sponsored by Lowe’s Home Improvement. All of the opinions of my elegant closet organizer, masonite heritage bi-fold closet doors, and other Lowe’s products are my own.
Last week we shared my elegant closet makeover with you. The closet was pretty useless but now it’s both pretty and organized. One of the most dramatic changes we made was switching out the old sliding doors and installing bi-fold doors.
This change was all Mike’s idea. When he mentioned it, I pictured ugly bi-fold doors of the 80’s. Then he showed me these Masonite Heritage bi-fold closet doors from Lowes.
With the old closet doors, I could only see half of my closet at a time. We also couldn’t install the closet organizer I wanted because they would block it.
Installing these doors was super easy for Mike, it took him an hour or two. Let’s see how he did it.
Remove the old doors, all the hardware and patch the holes. We forgot to take pics of that part, but you can handle it!! 🙂
All of the track pieces come with the doors from Lowe’s. Measure and cut the track pieces, if they need it. Mike used a hacksaw to cut ours. Make sure you cut from the end, so the middle pieces will line up.
Using an impact driver or drill, screw the tracks in so they are straight and meet in the middle
Measure the center of the track from the side of the casing, and transfer the number to the bottom for the bottom door track. When the door is hung, this will keep it level top to bottom
Mark and attach the bottom door track into the casing but do not attach to the floor yet, as you may need to adjust the placement to keep the door level.
Repeat process on other side if hanging two doors.
Add the door guides and pivot hardware according to the directions. Be very careful when tapping the hardware in to the pre-drilled holes to not break the plastic housing.
Once the hardware is attached, push down on the top pivot tab and insert into hole in the top track on a slight angle. Once the pivot tab is in place, lift the bottom of the door and rest the bottom pivot tab into the lower track.
Now you can open the door approximately half way, push the top guide button down and slide it into the top track.
Repeat for second door.
Make sure door is level top to bottom and back to front. Make small adjustments if needed by adjusting the pivot tabs back and forth in the tracks and the height by adjusting the bottom pivot tab up or down.
Repeat on second door until it lines up perfectly with each other and both doors open smoothly. Once complete, now you can attach the bottom tracks to the floor, for more stability.
That’s it! The Heritage Masonite doors from Lowe’s are installed. Aren’t they beautiful!?
These doors made it possible to install this gorgeous organizer. Now I have full access to my closet!
We have some more organization hacks going into the closet, so check back soon!
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