Need to make a small room seem bigger? Tired of the footprint taken up by the door swing? A pocket door could be the perfect solution to these issues. Pocket doors have their origins in Victorian homes where they often separated formal seating areas or entry ways. A pocket door is a type of sliding door. Unlike a regular door, a pocket door slides in and out of a wall on a track. Sliding Pocket Doors are a great way to conserve space. Similar to sliding barn doors, pocket doors have the ability to be hidden within a wall. Pocket doors are the perfect portal for powder rooms, laundry rooms, pantries or utility rooms. In small areas like these, a standard swinging door would take up a significant amount of space.
What is a pocket door and how does it differ from a regular door? A pocket door is a type of sliding door. A pocket door slides into a hollow cavity, or “pocket,” in the wall.
Pocket doors maximize under-utilized areas around doorways and transform them into smart storage spots. A pocket door simply slides into a frame in the wall, freeing up a great deal more of the room and opening up the design possibilities.
Sliding pocket doors were very popular with turn of the nineteenth century builders and they can be seen in different style and design such as double pocket door. An open interior door breaks up the line of the wall and can look a little clunky.
Pocket doors disappear completely when open, creating an elegant, streamlined appearance. Sliding pocket doors are useful in designing two separate rooms, so that they may be joined as needed. Pocket doors don’t seal a room as tightly as a traditional swinging door, and the typical locking mechanism is flimsier than a tubular latch or deadbolt.
This is why sliding pocket doors are best used as interior doors. Pocket doors are an interesting addition to many homes because they slide into the wall, hiding the door when open. Most of you already probably know this, but for those who don’t, pocket doors are interior doors that “disappear” into a shallow slot inside a wall.
When it comes to saving space, pocket doors are loved by designers, builders and homeowners alike. A pocket door is a great way to pick up usable space that’s normally occupied by a swinging door. Sing Core creates sliding doors and pocket doors for stylish, intuitive, and space-saving solutions.
These pocket door frames are made of sturdy wood, with a skin of your choice. We can provide veneer, wood stave, aluminum, hot or cold rolled steel, and much more!
Here at Sing Core we specialize in custom doors, so if you can think of it, then we can do it! Let us help you with your next project. Sing Core produces the most accurate door panels on the market.
Sing Core is the only company to produce over-sized doors that are structurally guaranteed for 50 years. No other door company can structurally guarantee their doors for 50 years, even their standard sized doors.