How large is your home? Depending on how many square feet you have, you might have to rethink your home’s overall floor plan and design choices. Sometimes, pocket doors and sliding walls can help you break up your home into defined rooms without using up too much valuable space. Even if you didn’t plan to have this addition integrated into your home when it is first designed and built, you don’t have to worry; you can still use them to their fullest potential.
Basic Pocket Doors
The aesthetic of your home will influence its interior design. Craftsman and Victorian-style homes often incorporate pocket doors as part of the initial design sketches of the house’s infrastructure. Two connected rooms can be split up to increase privacy or ensure some quiet time for important business calls over Zoom and when you need to conference call with your coworkers when everyone is working remotely. The doors themselves can be concealed inside the walls when you don’t need them to be extended.
Shoji Room Dividers
You’ll often see this style of pocket door used in Japanese homes – so if you’ve spent time in a friend’s home out there, then you know what to expect. Homes with smaller footprints can also benefit from them immensely. Washi paper, wood frames, and slide tracks are fundamental elements – without which they wouldn’t work the way they should.
Various Sliding Doors
Pocket doors slide. That’s how they open and close and can save floor space compared to their swinging counterparts that are more conventional. You can turn a small studio into a crash pad – all you need is a murphy bed that can be concealed in the wall – a configuration you may have seen on a cruise ship a few years ago. Public areas can be divided from private ones in larger spaces – a design you might know from hotels and high-end condos. Using a barn door indoors can be a great way to give your kids each their own space without disturbing their siblings.
Types of Sliding Glass Doors
Sliding glass doors are for more than just providing egress to your back deck or patio. They can bring in more light, which is valuable as fall and winter bring shorter days and longer nights. Use a sliding glass door to hide dirty dishes and overloaded appliances to continue showing off your open kitchen. Frosted sliding glass doors can also be used in bedrooms and bathrooms as well.
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