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.