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Benefits of Pocket Doors

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Benefits of Pocket Doors

If you’re looking to add a unique feature to your home, you may want to consider something you rarely see in many homes - pocket doors. Pocket doors are mounted on an overhead track and move on rollers. When fully opened, the doors are tucked out of sight behind walls, then closed they can look like traditional doors or like part of the wall itself.


If you’re considering pocket doors, there is probably lots you want to know. This guide will give you comparison and benefits of pocket doors.

  1. 1.Pocket Door Space Saving

    Pocket doors are great for smaller homes because they eliminate the space standard swinging doors need to open and shut.

    Pocket doors are great for smaller homes because they eliminate the space standard swinging doors need to open and shut. Whether they are in use or not, they take up no more space than the wall itself. Building expert Tim Carter has said that installing a pocket door instead of a hinged one can add about ten square feet of floor space to the room.

  2. 2.Decorative Benefits of Pocket Doors

    Pocket doors can be a beautiful and unique way to make your home feel like it’s yours. Double pocket doors leading to a bedroom or dining room can be beautiful and stately. Frosted pocket doors can look modern and cool. Unique and special handles and hardware can both further enhance the beauty of your pocket doors.

  4. 3.Pocket Door Versatility

    Pocket doors can give you more options when it comes to the way you utilize the space in your home. Close them for a small, intimate dinner party; open them for larger gatherings with more people. They are also a good way to showcase (or not showcase) different parts of your home. In the kitchen or bathroom, slide them closed to hide away messy medicine bottles, toilet paper or other household necessities. Slide them open to showcase beautiful collections, paintings or even a lovely garden outside.


    It can be easy for homeowners to fall into the pattern of same ‘ol, same ‘ol – forgetting all the different things you can do to make your home more unique and beautiful and to better use your space. Don’t just default to traditional swinging doors because they are the most popular and recognizable. Do your research and find different opportunities to be uniquely you!

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