Pocket Doors And Sliding Doors
Our internal doors come in a number of different configurations to give you the flexibility you need in your home. One of our most popular configurations are pocket doors, which slide into the adjacent wall compartment when open. Sliding doors are similar to the pocket door configuration, but the door doesn’t slide directly into the wall. Instead, the door will slide parallel to the interior wall.
Pocket doors and sliding doors can be used for architectural effect, or when there is no room for the swing of a hinged door, as they offer an average of 10 square feet of extra floor space in rooms. Pocket doors were particularly popular in Victorian homes but dropped out of style as architectural tastes changed.
In more recent times, however, pocket doors have seen a resurgence in popularity – especially in rooms where space needs to be utilised well, such as bathrooms, closets and utility rooms. They’re also a good solution for using between rooms which you may want to open plan in certain situations but not others. For example, whilst you may usually like to keep the kitchen and living room closed off from one another as separate rooms, you may want to create a more open plan space when having people over for dinner so that you can talk to your guests whilst cooking.
The popularity of pocket doors has also increased as a result of their distinctive aesthetic charm. If used cleverly, pocket doors can become a focal point in their own right. Using a strong colour or design on a pocket door can be a smart way to add character to a room, which can be easily hidden away in the wall to achieve a softer, more neutral look when desired.
The image above depicts Deuren pocket doors from our Robin Andrews case study. For more information on our pocket doors and sliding doors, please get in touch.