Today we’re talking about doorstops. Living in Hawaii, we kept our windows open most of the time. I loved that great weather and get the trade winds kept us cool, but it meant our doors were constantly slamming shut!
I found these magnetic doorstops while browsing around a home improvement store one day and took them home and installed them. Game. Changer! WOW.
They serve two purposes:
1) Keep your door knob from banging into the wall.
2) They keep the door open!
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So I’ll show you what I used and how easy they are to install.
What you need to install a magnetic doorstop:
That’s it! No other tools or magic is required.
1- Figure out where you want your door stopper to go and draw a faint line in pencil around the circles on both the door and the wall.
Some doors have hollow cores, so you’ll have less chance of it tearing out if you keep it closer to the outside edge of the door (within about 3″).
2) Twist off the base from the small doorpiece and attach it where you drew your circle on the door. I drilled small pilot holes before placing screws.
Step 3 – Twist on the door piece.
Step 4 – Test the wall piece again just to double-check that it aligns with where you’ve installed your door piece.
(Obviously optional, but doesn’t hurt to check!)
Step 5 – Attach the flat piece to the wall and then twist on your stopper!
Easy peasy! Five minutes…no lie. Installing a Magnetic Doorstop…you can do it!
Some other quick DIYs:
- DIY Halloween Chain Fence
- DIY “Magnetic” Frames
- DIY Test Tube Vase Holders
- DIY Breakfast Bar Organization