Dutch doors are divided in half, often with a solid bottom half and a top half inlaid with glass panels. Originally, the purpose of dutch doors was to keep farm animals outside and small children inside while still allowing natural light and fresh air inside. As such, it’s no surprise that dutch doors are the perfect embodiment of classic country charm.
General Costs for Interior Dutch Doors
Dutch doors tend to be on the more expensive scale of the spectrum. Unfinished exterior dutch doors, for instance, can cost $750 to $1,200, while prefinished and prehung exterior dutch doors can cost around $1,800.
Luckily, an interior dutch door will be far less expensive, although it's still pricier than the average interior door. Generally, a prehung interior dutch door will cost about $400 to $600. Adding prefinishing to an interior dutch door, however, will add about $150 to $200 to the initial cost of the door. Additionally, installation and labor will most likely add about $100 to $200 to your overall door price. With these fees, an interior dutch door will cost about $650 to $1,000.
Added Features for an Interior Dutch Door
An interior dutch door is highly customizable, and so it’s a good idea to factor in the costs of any potential add-ons. Every door needs knobs and hinges, for instance, and an interior dutch door is no exception. Luckily, these add-ons are generally cheap, as knobs cost $10 to $100, while hinges generally cost between $10 and $30.
There is however, a unique add-on available for your interior dutch door: a dutch shelf. A dutch shelf is a small extension on the inside of your interior dutch door, a small basic shelf that can be useful for holding small objects, such as car keys, mail, etc. Expect to tack on about $100 to add a dutch shelf to your interior dutch door.
Finally, stains, paints, and other finishes generally have a wide range of prices, but you can assume that most stains will cost between $10 and $20, while most paints will cost $10 to $50.
Repairs for Interior Dutch Doors
Every door needs repairs at some point, no matter how sturdy. Luckily, interior doors take much less of a beating than exterior doors, so your spending on repairs is likely to be minimal, as most will cost about $10 to $50. However, for more extensive repairs, you can expect to pay $150 or more.