Tight Quarters? 10 Smart Space-Saving Door Solutions
Are you struggling to find a space-saving interior or exterior door for your home? Whether you’re building a tiny house or just trying to renovate a small or tricky room, there’s always options.
If space is an issue in your bathroom, adding a sliding pocket door outfitted with a full-length mirror is a design trifecta. This solution saves precious swing space, adds the convenience of a mirror without sacrificing real estate on the walls, and reflects natural sunlight from the window to keep the bathroom bright and airy.
Country practicality meets city chic with this space-saving barn door on rollers. The contrasting white walls and wrought-iron hardware showcase this clean, modern take on a functional farm door.
Glass Bifold Doors
Forget about those bifold doors hiding the furnace in your parents’ basement. Today’s interior bifolds come in a variety of styles and colors, and can be a useful alternative in spaces where standard doors just won’t work.
Pivot doors work well in spaces where there isn’t enough swing space in either direction for a standard door. This design incorporates a glass sidelight to heighten the indoor/outdoor atmosphere of the room.
When is a door not a door? When it is a sliding wall. Traditional Japanese homes use shoji doors as a beautiful space-saving feature that provides privacy and room division. Made of washi paper, the traditional version of the door also allows adjoining rooms to become one large space when needed.
Need a window and a door in a tight space? A Dutch door with a window may be your answer. These useful doors are split horizontally, giving you the option of swinging open the top to let in fresh air or a warm spring breeze.
Triple Panel Overhead Door
Do you want to hide a small workplace or nook but prefer to avoid traditional or standard doors? The answer could be this unusual overhead interior door that slides into place. This modern, minimalist solution works well to camouflage a small home office.
Garage Door Makeover!
Overhead garage doors are the ultimate space-savers; they open and close without cutting into living space and stow efficiently along the ceiling. This bright and cheerful tropical home goes one better, using a glass-paneled, contemporary-style garage door that keeps the room sunny and brings the outside in whenever it’s rolled up.
Accordion Door with Mural
Sometimes small rooms are better served by an accordion door than a traditional swing door that takes up valuable space. In this case, an oversize door adorned with a glorious mural becomes an eye-catching room divider.
Clear Glass Sliding Doors
Sometimes the architectural details of a small space are just too beautiful to hide. This sleek wood-and-brick bathroom makes use of floor-to-ceiling glass panels as an alternative to traditional bathroom doors.
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