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31 Smart Pocket Door Ideas With Pros And Cons
A pocket door is a sliding door, which opens and disappears into a compartment in the adjoining wall. Pocket doors are ideal when there is no room for the swing of a hinged door. They can travel on rollers suspended from an overhead path or tracks or guides along with the floor. Single and double door versions are utilized, depending on how wide access is needed. Let’s take a look at pros and cons to find out more about these doors and decide whether you want them or not.
If you have a small space, as it’s said before – this is a perfect choice, you will win ten or more square feet! You can use this space to place a furniture piece, a storage piece or some art, and this is a great solution.
Pocket doors are effective in designing two separate rooms so that they may be engaged as required. For example, a conventional dining room might have a broad opening, equipped with pocket doors, toward an adjoining space. This would allow larger dinner parties to suit in, while still enabling additional intimate settings when the door system is kept closed. I also love bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms divided with pocket doors – so comfortable and no space consumed!
There are lots of options of pockets doors – from very simple ones to refined glass French ones, so you will easily find an idea for your own space.
a bedroom with mirror pocket doors that hide the closet is an ideal option to hide your wardrobe and do it without spoiling the room style
a bold blue pocket doors with panes is an elegant way to add color and separate the spaces in a bold and statement way
a bright space separated with glass French pocket doors from the rest of the space lets the light inside the entryway, too
a contemporary kitchen with light-stained sleek cabinets, a white kitchen island, a white stone countertop and a black glass sliding door
a contemporary space with black accents and a black double-height pocket door that is another color accent in the space
a farmhouse space with stained wooden floors, pocket French doors and elegant furniture is a gorgeous idea
a gorgeous wooden pocket door with a pattern is a beautiful decor feature that separates the space in a cool way
a modern black and white space with elegant black metal French doors that are pocket ones is filled with light and air
a modern farmhouse home office with grey French pocket doors and stylish white farmhouse furniture is chic
a modern farmhouse space in neutrals, with planked walls, pocket doors and elegant baby blue furniture is air and light-filled
a modern farmhouse space with a mirror pocket door in a dark stained frame is a cool idea, you won't need another mirror
Pocket doors do not settle as tightly as ordinary doors. As a result, they are not practically as effective in avoiding noise, light and even smell coming from one room to the next. Keep that in mind while choosing a door option.
For a conventional 32″ pocket door, a wall opening twice that size is required. The door is covered up with the wall finish material (e.g. drywall) but because that wall area contains no studs, it will be flimsy and tend to wobble.
Pocket doors are famous for difficulties with functionality. They always fall off their tracks, move with the problem, are problematic to lock, and screech when rolled.
Sliding pocket doors are tough to manage for anyone with restricted use of their hands, such as arthritis sufferers. Consider all these points before choosing pocket doors or not!
a neutral contemporary space with minimalist and sleek furniture and with matching white frosted glass pocket doors that hide an en-suite bathroom
a neutral Scandinavian space with a single pocket door that separates the spaces without taking any additional space
a refined all-neutral space with light-staiend parquet flooring and delicate white paned pocket doors that don't take additional space
a refined white space with matching French pocket doors and refined vintage-inspired furniture is very elegant and cool