admin. Interior Design. December 20th , 2017.
You must be familiar with a door that can slide to another side and it is not seen when it is opened because it recesses in the adjacent wall. Well, this is pocket door. This kind of door is used and chosen because it has architectural value and it becomes very useful when you do not wish any swing on the door. Pocket door size and design are various. The size depends on your need, but it is usually for not really large room, even small home or small room prefers this kind of door. The design can be single or double door version.
There are some people who choose pocket door while others choose hinged door. Based on people who has pocket door, pocket door installation is not easier that hinged door installation. It adds more or less ten square feet of floor space. The installation requires more professional workers, too. You can have this kind of door for your rooms. For example, bedroom, dining room, even Bathroom pocket door.
There must be several disadvantages on installing pocket door for your home. The first weakness of this kind of door has been mentioned before, the installation. It is not as easy as the hinged or regular door installation’s. If your installation goes wrong, for instance, if there are any single slight deviations in calibration during the construction, the pocket door won’t slide smoothly. This problem is also experienced by some professional carpenters.
The next problem about pocket door is that when this kind of doors becomes older, it will cause inconvenience. Why? Though typically they provide a convenience because of proper installation, the pocket door that is attributed to wear and tear, age, poor construction and inferior products will stick. Moreover, the door will not slide because the wheels come off the track, or sometimes the pieces are broken or missing.
The third weakness from this door is that it is not cheap to pay the installation and the design. You will have hefty price when planning to have pocket door. They can cause a hassle to be maintained, too. It’s easy for hinged door or regular door when they are broken because they only need to be removed from the hinges and then they are replaced. But for this kind of pocket door, it can cause frustration in trying to repair the damages and removing the objects which have made the way into the recessed frame it has.
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