Are pocket doors "outdated"?

Old 11-14-07, 08:19 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 4
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
Are pocket doors "outdated"?

We will be remodeling our home soon...our architect has put a two-way swinging door in the plans between our dining room and wife and I feel like a pocket door would save more space but we're not sure if pocket doors are a "modern" inclusion in newer homes...any opinions?
Old 11-15-07, 05:01 AM
chandler's Avatar
Banned. Rule And/Or Policy Violation
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 36,608
Upvotes: 0
Received 9 Upvotes on 8 Posts
Welcome to the forums! Ooooh, pocket doors are great. Remember, the swinging doors will always be there, blocking the entrance. If you wish, the pocket door will disappear completely.
Old 11-15-07, 05:50 AM
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 198
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
Everything is always new again when it comes to design. Pocket Doors don't have to be out of date they just need to be updated. The style of door slabs themselves can often have more impact than way that the door opens and closes.

Depending on the general style of your home don't rule out using glass. A pair of 15 lite doors can offer an open feel to any space and yet provide privacy when it is required.
Besides, it also offers an opportunity to add drama to an otherwise practical appliaction.
Old 11-15-07, 03:26 PM
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Wilmington
Posts: 3,994
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
All of the above. They are excellent space savers, and as suggested, are out of the way when no needed. They are, however, expensive to install and require wall space that is not always available. If you go that route, use Jonhson, or better, hardware.
Old 11-15-07, 04:05 PM
Group Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: WI/MN
Posts: 18,893
Received 1,197 Upvotes on 1,152 Posts
I live in a spec home built in 2001 and it has a pocket door between master bed and bathrooms.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: