411homerepair.com

Latest Articles

Top Ways to Successful Rose Gardening

Roses are beautiful, fragrant, and romantic. Best of all, they’re simple to grow, even if you don’t have much experience. Follow these...

on May 24, 2019

Get Inspired in the Decision to Buy a Home and the Best Interior Design Trends to Give a Go

Buying a home can seem to be a daunting experience – it is the most expensive and emotionally charged purchase of your life. But, with a bit...

on May 23, 2019

What’s the Best Way to Monitor Your Home Security: Smart Home or Home Security System?

Is security or convenience more important in protecting your assets? The two aren’t mutually exclusive. Here’s how to make an informed...

on May 21, 2019

Home Spa Ideas | How to Turn Your Bathroom into a Spa

No need to book into a day spa when you can create your own spa experience at home. The fine bubbles of whirlpools range gently stimulate...

on May 21, 2019

How to Clean a Bathroom Fast | A Step by Step Guide

Does cleaning the bathroom feel like the absolute worst house chore ever invented? Maybe you’re just looking at things in the wrong light. In...

on May 21, 2019

Adding a Pocket Door to a Dining Room

by Guest on May 25, 2010

In most homes, the dining room and kitchen may be separated by a simple doorway, or a regular swinging door. While an open doorway allows easy access to and from the kitchen, a disadvantage is that kitchen grease and unwanted smells usually find their way into the dining area. A great solution that allows the flexibility of both going in and out of the kitchen when serving meals, and creating an intimate space to sit down for dinner, is adding a pocket door.Adding a Pocket Door to a Dining Room
 

Advantages of having a pocket door


Between the kitchen and dining room, a pocket door creates a separation between the two areas when closed. When an open doorway is preferred, the pocket door disappears by sliding into the cavity of the wall. The number one advantage of having a pocket door over a regular hinged door is that it saves space that would normally be taken up by the swinging door. Its unobtrusive and clean style makes it a popular type of door to have in any interior space.
 

Styles of pocket door

Pocket doors have been used for more than a century and are now coming back in style. In Victorian homes, ornate wood pocket doors are common for separating smaller living spaces. Homes designed with an Asian theme may also feature sliding pocket doors made of bamboo or lighter wood with rice paper screens. Contemporary pocket doors range from those that blend seamlessly with the surrounding wall, to elegant glass-paneled doors, to modern aluminum doors. Single pocket doors slide either from the left or right wall, while double pocket doors slide out from both sides of the doorframe and meet in the middle.
 

Installing a pocket door

Installing a pocket door during construction or renovation of your walls is an easy enough task, but if you want to add one later on, you will first need to consider that there may be issues within the wall that you will need to address. Your wall may hold plumbing pipes, electrical cables, or wiring that have to be relocated.

When you have purchased your pocket door and hardware, follow the manufacturer’s instructions closely for correct installation of your door. Make sure the top of the door opening is level. This is important for square and plumb installation of the frame for the pocket door. Install the hardware to the frame, starting with the track and moving on to the jambs for the floor brackets, and then the bumper stop at the back of the pocket. Again, the assembly should be level so that the door can properly slide open and closed.

You can now attach the door by securing the door plates to the top of the door and hanging the door on the hangers that side along the track. Finish the wall by installing the drywall or other wall surround using construction adhesive. Finally, install the door guides, jambs, and casing, details that ensure smooth functioning of the pocket door and produce a clean and finished look.

Creative home decor is what we are all about at Metal-Wall-Art.com and our staff writer, Alyssa Davis, is an expert in designing it with large metal art and palm tree wall art .

Doors / Garages 3641 Views

Most Recent Articles

Sponsored Articles

Random Articles

The Right Soil and Site Preparation are the Key Ingredients to Success

The best way to ensure you have a beautiful lawn is to prepare your soil and perform the proper site preparation before the lawn is seeded. If...

Garden / Landscaping / Patio

Ideas for Bedroom Frames

When it comes to selecting bedroom frames there are plenty of things to consider. Bedroom frames ideas can be found online from personal blogs and...

Bedroom / Furnishings

Adding Privacy without Curtains or Blinds

If you have no curtains or blinds covering your window, there are a few ways to make sure you have the privacy you need. You can apply a film or...

Painting / Wallpaper

Build a Custom Home or Renovate Your Existing House?

There is a difficult choice to be made between building the custom dream home you’ve always wanted or renovating your current residence, the...

Improvements / Remodeling

Damaged Mirrors: Creative Ideas for Repair

Go Green : Mirrors end up damaged due to a number of causes. Bathroom mirrors that are close to the backsplash of a sink can become damaged by...

Bedroom / Furnishings

Actions

Contact Us | Submit Article | 411homerepair © 2019