Pocket doors are the ideal choice for so many situations. Practical, stylish, easy to install, and an incredible space saver…what’s not to like? Here are a few reasons why you might want to consider some pocket door options for your next home project.
Practical things first. To fit a pocket door, you need to prepare a stud wall cavity to hold the door. This is something that can be decided early in the planning stages, which means you won’t have to work around existing spaces or knock down any internal walls in order to install the pocket door.
Pocket doors are excellent for areas in your home where you want to save space. That’s because the clever design slides in and out of a cavity in your wall, rather than opening out into a room using a hinge. You should consider using them anywhere in the home where space is at a premium and where you would otherwise hang a single door. Utility rooms often fall into this category, as do bathroom doors and closets. Pocket doors will pay huge dividends when it comes time to place furnishings in the room without having to consider where the door will swing.
Pocket doors aren’t just practical, they are very stylish too. Wherever you’re using pocket doors in your home, the sleek design will seriously impress guests as well as any future buyers, should you ever decide to sell. And almost any kind of door style is suitable for a pocket door system. In fact, a single pocket door system with opaque glass could be a stylish and practical option for a bathroom that perhaps doesn’t benefit from its own natural light, as light from the adjoining bedroom will be able to illuminate the space to maximize that valuable square footage.
Installation is simple
If the wall cavity is cleared out, pocket door systems are easy to install. And door styles can be changed in the future, without the need for structural alteration to the wall.
If you choose to use these versatile, clever and stylish doors in your home, you’re certain to enjoy the many benefits for years to come.
Barn doors seem to be everywhere these days. You will find them featured constantly on HGTV, Instagram, and many other home remodel sources. The timeless look of a door that looks like it came straight from a barn combines beauty, taste and practicality to tie a room together perfectly. And while there has not been any major shifts in the world of barn doors, we thought we would list a few trends we have noticed this year.
Simple and subtle colors, such as grays and whites, have become very popular as color choices in rooms throughout the home. Adding a white barn door can be the perfect addition to a room with these trending colors.
Or Choose To Contrast
Another choice that will definitely call attention to your barn door is to choose a wood that looks different than anything else in that room. If you have white or light painted walls, consider a wood that will stand out against it. Good choices for that would be cherry or walnut.
Think About Glass
While all wood barn doors are stunning, choosing a barn door with glass not only adds a beautiful, modern look, but will also bring more light into the room. Whether you choose half-lite, full lite, or textured glass, the choice to brighten up your room can be easily attainable using a glass barn door.
It’s no secret that a barn door is a coveted addition to the home. According to Zillow, listed homes that include “barn door” in their description, sell for more than expected, and sell faster. Which means that while you are jazzing up the look in your home, you are also adding value if you ever decide to sell.
Check out Doorvida’s barn door options.