Folding Interior Doors - A Space Saving Door Solution
December 30, 2009
Folding interior doors take front and center stage when a large expanse needs a door. While bifold or double folding interior doors can be used for medium sized openings, larger openings may need multi-fold interior doors. Typically, folding doors are the best bets for closets. But there are other spaces where it can save the day.
Folding interior doors may just be a space saving solution in other parts of the home such as:
Pantries are typically in or near the kitchen where space is always at a premium. If you're using a hinged door for the pantry, consider a folding interior door in its place. The outswing of a hinged door is such a space hog that the folding door may just be that ticket to a little more square footage.
Linen closets are normally located in the most inconvenient location - right in the middle of the hallway. It never fails that if the closet has a hinged door, someone will need to get by the second it swings open. Consider using a folding interior door to minimize the obtrusion of the linen closet.
In older homes, there always seems to be one oddly placed room. It's usually a smaller one in which a hinged door is going to be obtrusive whichever way it swings. A bifold interior door can be just the solution in this instance, as it slides over and out of the way.
Folding interior doors aren't just for closets, anywhere in the home you have a problem passageway, consider a folding door for a space saving solution.