How to Replace Mirror Closet Doors

Mirror closet doors are a great addition to any wardrobe. They help you see what’s in your closet and can even give your room a pop of sparkly color. Mirror closets doors also have the added benefit of making it easier to put on clothes, as there is less bending or reaching required.

How to Replace Mirror Closet Doors

Unfortunately, these beautiful additions don’t last forever and will need replacing now and then. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at how to replace mirror closet doors so that you can continue enjoying all their benefits for years to come!

Step to Follow on How to Replace Mirror Closet Doors

Step One: Remove Doors

The first step to replacing the mirror closet doors is to remove the doors from your closet. To do this, you will need a Phillips head screwdriver and two medium flat heads or countersunk screws. You can rent a power drill with a small bit for removing hinges from many hardware stores cheaply.

Remove Doors

Once you have these tools on hand, use the screwdriver to remove all of the hinge screws from one side of your closet doors. Doing this will allow you to pull off both doors from their hinges on the other side. Set them aside for now.

Step Two: Remove Old Framing

Using a hammer and a chisel or a drill with a flat sanding bit, begin removing the wood framing around where your doors were. At this time, also check for hidden drywall anchors and remove them if you find them. This will ensure that the new framings have no extra material to support them once they are installed back into place.

Continue this process around the entire perimeter of where your doors once were. So if your doors were 36 inches wide, you would need to remove 36 inches of wood framing. Once all of the old framings are gone, sand down any areas that are splintered or rough.

Step Three: Lay Out New Framings

Before you bring your new framings into place, lay them out on the ground where your closet is to make sure everything fits together. Your framings should be sized based upon the size of the doors that will come in place. If they are not, then use a hacksaw or a miter saw to cut them to fit.

Once you have them cut to the correct size, sand down all edges to smooth; once sanded, begin installing them into place with small screws and a power screwdriver or drill. Make sure that your framings are not loose in their spots once installed.

Step Four: Place New Closet Doors

Once your framings are in place, you can put the new closet doors into their places. Set them down on top of the framings and line up the hinges with their corresponding holes. Once they are lined up, use four screws to secure them tightly to the framing.

 Place New Closet Doors

I suggest drilling these first to ensure that you have marked the correct spot where the door will rest. Once this is done, test both doors to make sure they are secure and open properly. If not, unscrew them from their hinges once more to readjust them until they are lined up correctly.

Step Five: Place New Mirrors Into Doors

Once your doors are secure and open correctly, you can finish up by placing the new mirrors into their frames. Next, use your smaller finishing nails on the inside of the door to nail the mirror in place securely. Do this for both sides of each door, and then add any finishing touches such as pulls or knobs according to your liking.

So that is all that there is to it. Once you have completed this task, you should have a brand new-looking mirror closet door system installed in your home. If it isn’t perfect, that is probably a good thing. Nobody else should ever see your master bedroom closet, so doing this without a professional can be very rewarding.

Step Six: Place Door  Hardware And Add Fixtures

Once you have completed replacing your closet doors, it is time to place all of the hardware and fixtures on them that you would like. This will involve finding new knobs or pulls or possibly, adding drawer slides if your doors are over a dresser.

Once these are placed, your new mirror closet doors should be complete. If you have done everything correctly, they should open and close properly with no issues whatsoever. Now all you have to do is enjoy the reflective qualities of your new mirror closet doors.

Step Seven: Maintain Them

Now that you have your new mirror closet doors installed, it is good to maintain them as much as possible. If they become damaged or if their glass becomes shattered or something else happens to them, re-install them, following these instructions exactly as I laid them out above.

This way, you will be able to keep enjoying the reflective qualities of your new mirror closet doors for many years to come. So there you have it, seven easy steps on how to replace mirror closet doors. I hope this article has helped you out somehow and that these steps will make your life easier if you ever need to replace them again.

Step Eight: Enjoy Your Reflections!

Now all you have to do is enjoy your new reflective closet doors. I suggest doing this with the lights out and in front of a full-length mirror to watch yourself walk back and forth on the other side.

Enjoy Your New Reflective Closet Doors

You will feel like you are walking on air as if you were some supermodel whose reflection is ten times better than she ever could be in real life. Now that you have completed this project, you can enjoy your closet with shiny new mirror doors.


When you replace your closet doors, make sure that the new ones are as durable and long-lasting as possible. You can also consider replacing those old rusty hinges with sleek stainless steel hardware to give them a modern look. 

The goal is to create an organized space where clothes hang neatly on their hangers and shoes fit nicely in their cubbies so you can find what you need quickly and efficiently without wasting time searching through piles of clothing or digging around for matching pairs; of heels! The article has been a good guide on how to replace mirror closet doors.

You can also check it out: How to Install a Sliding Glass Door in an Existing Wall

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