by Kate Donkin on 25/03/2019
As the number of first time buyers hits the highest levels in over a decade, combined with a major decrease in the size of the average new build home – it’s no wonder homeowners are looking for inventive and innovative ways to save space in the home.
This may explain the ever growing trend in Pocket Doors in recent years as home owners look for new ways to save space in the home…
Did you know that a traditional swing door can take up to 10 or more feet of valuable floor space? A Pocket Door system can free up this space by allowing doors to glide along a track and disappear into a cavity wall out of the way.
Single Pocket Doors used in smaller rooms hold the most valuable space saving benefits. For example spaces such as en-suites, bathrooms, storage areas, walk-in wardrobes, utility rooms and pantries – can all reap fantastic benefits from a sliding Pocket Door. Swing doors can often be inconvenient in spaces such as these, causing difficulties when attempting to open a door inwards.
Swing doors can also be inconvenient in areas where they open onto a narrow corridor or hallway, often causing an obstruction. Pocket doors can solve this by simply sliding into a cavity wall – leaving the corridor completely clear.
On the other hand, bi-parting Pocket Doors are a great way to add a little grandeur and ‘wow factor’ to a room or to help break off rooms in an open plan design – for example when used between a kitchen and living room.
Ease of access is also another notable benefit of Pocket Doors, an individual living with mobility issues may find a swing door difficult to maneuver through, particularly when using a wheelchair. Pocket Doors create a completely clear opening, allowing for easy movement from room to room.
If you’d like to add some architectural charm to a room, Pocket Doors are a great way to do this – particularly when combined with the correct type of door. Hardware can be combined with wooden or glass paneled doors enabling homeowners to create a traditional or contemporary appearance, depending on the existing décor. They’re also a great feature to show off when giving a home tour and can also help attract potential buyers.
Choosing the Right Hardware
There are a number of factors which must be taken into consideration when choosing a Pocket Door kit.
Get in touch with a member of our team to discuss your requirements.