When to Set up Pocket Doorways (and All The Occasions We have Carried out It)

by Editors Staff

This definitely isn’t our first time having pocket doorways put in, and it gained’t be our final as a result of they resolve so many design issues! After pivoting from our preliminary plans to supply some vintage French doorways to steer into the research, we realized we may add simply as a lot attraction with pocket doorways. And it seems the reply was proper in entrance of us all alongside–in our pantry! We determined to have the pocket doorways to the research designed and made after the pantry doorways within the kitchen, and I couldn’t be extra in love.

Store The Examine

The 8-1/2 ft tall, strong walnut pantry doorways we ordered by means of an organization referred to as Milgard which focuses on glass and doorways. They had been capable of make this set of pocket doorways for the research based mostly off of the identical design with barely completely different specs.

Store The Kitchen

Listed here are the scale of the research doorways for anybody !

Why Add Pocket Doorways?

The choice so as to add built-ins within the research and slim the cased opening went hand-in-hand. In an effort to have house for cabinets on both aspect of the opening, meant we wanted to slim all of it collectively. And, after all, we needed so as to add doorways since it is a house the place Chris and I usually work, however why pocket doorways? Effectively, there are many causes so as to add pocket doorways, however listed below are a number of!

  • Pocket doorways don’t break the movement of an open ground plan. Since our first-level ground plan flows from room to room with cased openings, we didn’t need to disrupt that by including swinging doorways to the combination, particularly proper off of the entrance entry.
  • Pocket doorways maximize house. You could find your self in a swinging door nightmare when you’ve got a small room or slim hallway, particularly with a number of doorways. It wouldn’t have made sense to have doorways swinging into the research with the built-ins proper there, and we didn’t really need them swinging out into the entry, probably obstructing the attractive grand staircase and entrance door. Pocket doorways appeared to resolve the issue!
  • Aesthetics: Pocket doorways can actually simplify and tidy up how your own home seems to be and feels. The images actually communicate for themselves on this one–minimal, trendy, and recent.

As a reminder, that is what the opening appeared like earlier than.

Earlier than



As I stated, this isn’t our first (or final) time including pocket doorways. The truth is, we’ve carried out it 9 different occasions! Let’s have a look.

1. Pocket doorways within the laundry room

2. Pocket doorways within the bonus room

3. Pocket doorways in our major closet

4 & 5 in our major toilet

I spy two!

6 & 7 in our Idaho toilet

Not pictured is a pocket door that related our toilet to our bed room.

8 & 9 twin pocket doorways in our Idaho kitchen

Now I can’t assist however surprise the place else we’d want so as to add some pocket doorways! 😉

Supply: Mad About The Home

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