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Added Benefits of Pocket Doors

Pocket doors are a great stylistic and space-saving addition to any home, but the name can be confusing. If you’re already lost, pocket doors slide into a special crevice inside the wall when opened, generally hung from the top, and set on a slide mounted in the ceiling.  Most buyers looking to get one do so to help save space in tight rooms where you don’t want to make room for a door to swing inward or outward 90 degrees. There are many reasons to get pocket doors installed in your home:

1. Gaining space and privacy. Where normal swinging doors could take up to 10 square feet of space when swinging open and closed, pocket doors don’t take any square footage out of a room because they slide right into the wall! Especially when dividing rooms for privacy reasons in an otherwise smaller living space, pocket doors allow for opening up and dividing rooms with ease. Thinking about creating more of a “laundry room” rather than a shallow hallway opening for the washer and dryer? This is the perfect way to do so.

2. Interior Aesthetics. Every design and remodeling blog or magazine has a conflicting view on statement pieces, but if you’re planning for one, differing texture or a pop of color like a dark green to tie a room together can be just the way to do it. That’s why so many pocket-door advocates love installing a signature “piece” that’s lower cost, takes up minimal space, and is more customizable than you may think! However you make it your own, the door flushed to the connecting walls with a unique set of handles, wood, or finish can make all of the difference. Every design or remodeling blog or magazine has a conflicting view on statement pieces, but if you’re planning for one, differing texture or a pop of color like a dark green to tie a room together can be just the way to do it. That’s why so many pocket-door advocates love installing a signature “piece” that’s lower cost, takes up minimal space, and is more customizable than you may think! However you make it your own, the door flushed to the connecting walls with a unique set of handles, wood, or finish can make all of the difference.

An outdoor dark grey patio with plants and two white chairs with sliding doors from two different rooms that are illuminated.

3. Exterior Access and Viewing. A lesser-known perk of installation, but no less important. Pocket doors aren’t just for separating the dining room from the kitchen or a connecting bathroom to a bedroom, but they can be your connection to the nature that’s right in your backyard. Some contractors have noted that one of the more common uses for pocket doors is taken from the sliding glass door approach that gives a more modern and chic feeling.

Whatever your reason for considering installing a pocket door, it could be a central piece to tie any room together. Whether it’s to help get in more natural light for that boost in the morning that we all need, or an accent piece to your dining room for an intimate night in, the versatility and creativity are at your fingertips. So do a little research, see what’s right for you, and call us, your local contractors at California Sliding Door for a quote today!

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