The Ins and Outs of Pocket Doors

Pocket door of a bathroom

Pocket doors can charm to any home. Whether you have an open plan space or you’re working with smaller floor area, a pocket door is an excellent alternative to traditional swinging doors. Pocket doors help save floor space, helping you make room for furniture, appliances, shelves or general movement.

Before you buy a pocket sliding door for your home, you need to consider a few factors: where to install them, choosing the right materials and knowing which one is ideal for your home.

Where can you install them?

A pocket door is an excellent addition to a bathroom with limited space. Hinged doors typically need a specific amount of floor area, but a sliding door almost always needs much less.

Pocket doors are also great for closets. You can jazz up your wardrobe and make it more functional by adding a mirror to the pocket door panel.

A pocket door is great for providing privacy within a larger area, such as a home office or kitchen.

Lastly, a pocket door can help regulate your access to your garden. Incorporating glass onto your pocket door would give you a great view and let natural light in.

Which materials should I use?

You have a range of options for how your pocket sliding door will look.

Pocket doors can let you play with different kinds of textures without making much of a statement, as the doors will be tucked away most of the time. Designing a pocket also opens the possibility of utilising architectural salvage to match your home’s theme.

A barn-style pocket door would be a great example, design-wise, to add a rustic and cosy feel to your home, while extra-tall doors add a modern and clean finish.

Depending on your preferences, you can arrange for your door supplier to provide custom-size interior doors to fit any area in your house. Be specific about what you want, and take a look at what they can offer you.