Sliding Door Handle Installation Made Easy

Living room with large sliding glass doors
  • 1 hours
  • Beginner
  • 50-500

The sliding door handle is an area of the home that can be changed to suit a new décor or just update the look of the room. They can also be easily changed if they become damaged.

Small details in your home can make a big difference when you are trying to change the look. Door pulls and handles are one of the ways you can make low cost changes that will provide a dramatic impact on the room.

Changing the Existing Door Handle

man opening a sliding glass door

Changing the décor in your room can be an easy task when you change some of the small details in the room along with the furnishings.

When you give a room an overhaul and change carpets and furniture, you might find the door handles and details in the room need to be changed as well.

The door handle on your sliding door can be changed very easily to coordinate with the rest of the room.


The installation of the sliding door handle is very straightforward. Find a door handle that fits your existing door. Make sure the holes for hardware will line up with the door so it can be installed simply and easily.

There are a variety of styles you can choose for the inside of your home that will work for your new décor. Change the exterior door handle as well so they will coordinate beautifully.

Remove the old door handle from the slider by unscrewing the hardware. Keep the hardware in case you need it for the new door handle.

Line up the new door handle with the existing holes for the hardware and put it in place. Make sure you use a door that has a lock for a door that leads to the exterior of the home.

Change the Appearance of the Existing Door Handle

empty room with large sliding glass doors

You can also change the existing door handle to fit in with the look of your room. For wood door handles, intricately carved designs on the handle can give the door a whole new look.

You can also change the color of the door handle by refinishing and staining it a different shade.

There are a number of things you can do to change the look of a room by changing small details of your room.

The door handles, electrical outlets, light switches, trim, and many other small areas of the room are what bring it all together.

When you are designing a room, it is more than just the furnishings and wall colors that make or break the look. Make sure the details coordinate as well.

Change the Door

If you can’t find a door handle that will coordinate with your room, you may have to change the slider. This is a relatively simple job you can handle on your own.

There are a number of styles on the market you can use in your room. The manufacturer of the slider is also a good source for finding replacement door handles.