Door stops help control how widely a door opens to prevent knobs and other hardware from damaging your wall, and they can also help control how long your door will stay open. Should you decide to add a door stop somewhere in your home, you can buy either a hinge-type or a wall-type (also known as a fixed-post) door stop, but all can be easily installed in just a few minutes.
Here’s a quick guide on installing door stops:
- Hinge-type door stop: While the door is closed, remove the pin from the door’s top hinge. Mount the door stop above the hinge, and then replace the pin. For front doors and other heavier doors, you might need to install another door stop at the bottom hinge.
- Wall-type/fixed-post door stop: Swing the door open and check the location where the door stop should be placed on the base board. It is usually about 1-1/2 inches from both your door’s edge and the floor. Drill a hole in that location and mount your door stop to the wall.