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Give Your Home New Dimensions with Pocket Sliding Doors

You know how the first thing that catches your eye in a house is its door? The old door of your home has been the center of attraction for a long time and you are tired of it. In this case, you usually resort to repainting your doors and spending numerous hours in front of it trying to find a color combination which blends well with the walls. Many times, your idea fails. You are already frustrated thinking about decorating your other rooms and making them as exquisite as they should be. However, there is always an easy way of doing everything. If you want to revamp your home's entryway or slide doors, then installing pocket sliding doors will be a great idea.

Have you ever considered having pocket sliding doors installed ? If you have, then you’re in the right place. I’m here to walk you through everything there is to know about pocket sliding doors.

The Pocket Door is designed to make maximum use of small spaces, such as closets, pantries and bathrooms. These doors are able to slide into a pocket of space above the top jamb. The pocket door design allows for easier installation in rooms where space is limited. TIP: You can also install pocket doors to create separate rooms; in this case you will need to consider adding a frame around the door and then insulating with glass or polystyrene.

How To Install Pocket Sliding Doors In Small Space

The Basics:Before you start planning and designing your pocket door it is important to know what type of pocket door you have. There are basically three different types of doors that can be used in place of a standard hinged doorway, each with its own unique way of operating; the Sectional Door, the Pocket Door and the Horizontal Sliding Door. To make things even more complicated, some manufacturers actually combine these styles into one door! This can all be very confusing for first time buyers so let's break it down.

The pocket door is designed to replace standard swing doors and fit into a small space above the top jamb. The first step in installing a pocket sliding door is to build a frame for the new door opening, which will be located at the top of the entrance between two existing walls. Take the measurements of your doorway and add 3 inches (7.6 cm) on either side for clearance when swinging a door open. Cut two 2 x 8 (51 x 203 mm) pieces with a mitre saw or handsaw to length and use them as rails on either side of the opening. 

A good way to achieve this is by using sliding doors in place of conventional hinged doors. This can have a dramatic effect on the overall look and feel of a room, plus there are lots of other benefits too:

1. They are easy to install

2. They cost less than traditional hinged doors

3. They are available in a range of sizes

4. They provide great ventilation

5. They are versatile

6. They open up more space for flooring and furniture

7. They come in many designs and finishes

8. Smaller doorways can accommodate them easily

9. There is no need for floor molding or threshold

10. They are easy to clean


Pocket sliding doors are a fantastic alternative and addition to the standard sliding door. They allow the homeowner to add a whole new dimension to the interior space of their home, and in many situations, it is the right choice to make.