Pocket Doors for Small Spaces

Pocket Doors for Small Spaces

Laurie McGinley
Apr 10, 2012

Pocket doors can save space because they don't have to swing into a room, taking up valuable floor space. If you have a door that collides with a cabinet or obstructs the flow of traffic, then a pocket door can help your space feel larger. These pocket doors may inspire you to swap out your swinging door to make a room flow better or to save space.

  • Door and decor inspiration
    Killy Scheer of Houzz.com put together a gallery of different styles of pocket doors that range from classic woodwork to translucent and modern. My personal favorite is the hide away pantry concealed behind pocket doors (Image 2).
  • Pocket door room divider in Tokyo
    Two pocket doors allow this bedroom to close off from the rest of the space when in use. When the doors are open, both spaces feel larger (Image 3).
  • A 20 square foot bathroom
    These tips from House Logic could help you squeeze a small half bathroom into a small house. The key to making it fit: a pocket door (Image 4).
  • DIY pocket door installation
    If you want to tackle a pocket door renovation on your own, DIYadvice has a tutorial complete with photographs and step-by-step instructions.
  • Dining room
    From House and Home, a lovely example of a classic pocket door to the dining room (Image 5).
  • Hardware to make a pocket door better
    The Halliday Baillie hardware for pocket doors could transform a standard pocket door into something more sleek and modern.

Pocket, Sliding, and Divider Doors in the Bedroom

(Images: 1. Laurie McGinley, 2. Marie Newton via Houzz, 3. Via Apartment Therapy, 4. Houselogic, 5. House and Home)

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