Pocket Doors for Closets

Save space and add an architectural design element with sliding pocket doors.

Barn Door Closet

Barn Door Closet

Photo courtesy Rubbermaid

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By: Jennifer Crutchfield

Pocket doors not only add a neat design element to a room, they save space in restricted areas. These sliding doors disappear into the adjacent wall, and can built-in or hung on the wall, an option ideal for retrofit projects.

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Green and orange girls bedroom with orange striped curtains in a storage closet area for kids items, white desk with chair and floral lamp shade, floral decor, and green wall. Design by RMS user gogirlgo

Wood framed closet door against an orange wall with several screen panels.

A wide shot of 900 wallpaper wardrobe by Mazzali. It combines usability with design and resembles bubbles.

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Freestanding bedroom storage certainly doesn't have to be stuffy. Witness this stunning Erinn Valencich turquoise mirrored armoire, which anchors a bedroom designed for three young girls and provides ample storage space.

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A bedroom remodel created new beautiful closet door with white draped covers.

 

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An after shot of the completed rec room on an orginal episode on DIY Networks, Mega Dens.This space has a unique style light fixture and natural lighting and ceiling beam.

This contemporary bedroom features sliding panels to reveal a desk and other storage compartments. Sliding doors conceal hanging clothes and additional shelving.

An after shot of the Schmidts' Bedroom, as seen on Battle on the Block. The bed has a padded headboard, hardwood floor, orange decor, and hardwood floor.

Rate My Remodel laundry room closet doors in a hallway.

After designer and host Alexi Panos and the HGTV online community choose bedding, furniture, flooring, closet system and more, the Master's basement transforms into a luxurious master suite complete with a large walk-in closet and corner office space.

Closet doors with patterned screens that slide to open.

A wide shot of M120 wardrobe maxi sliding closet doors. They are made of vertical and horizontal frames, panels of glass, and wood.

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Wood closet door panels used for the exterior of this closet.

A wall of Wardrobes in a modern home with green panels

Wooden office modern closet orange doors, interior design

  

Interior of modern entrance hall with white interior design and black shiny closet doors.

A rustic barn door that slides along a top track offers a nice design detail for this space. Let your imagination be creative with door options that add character to your well-organized space. Photo courtesy of Rubbermaid.

modern bedroom design with white doors and black door handles.

Enterance of a new home with decorative wood panel doors with new door handles and cream colored walls.

  

 

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Closet doors with mirrored and screened panels, customized to fit this wall space.

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Modern minimalism style bedroom interior in beige tones

This closet space has an organized space with shelving and sliding doors. The hardwood floor is shaped into a chevron pattern leading into a living room space.

Luxurious bedroom with dark hardwood floors and open doors leading to an organized closet space.

Sliding closet doors with white panels

Dresses hanging from closet door of this bedroom closet

Key in the door of this elegant cream colored closet door.

 

Modern bedroom design with an eclectic closet door panel on the wall.

This luxury bedroom has a beautiful light fixture with a warm tone, small side table on a hardwood floor, and a closet with clear door panels.

A wide shot of avenue wardrobe doors made of walnut wood and mirrorr vertical stripes.

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Modern bedroom with a canopy bed with white draperies, double closets with see through doors.

modern white long marble flooring corridor closet, contemporary wardrobe

Wardrobe closet doors and an organized closet interior.

Double Closet Doors with Black Hinges in this purple bedroom, rustic decor, and a red chair next to the window.

A foyer closet just off the main entrance provides adequate space for coats and jackets plus room for a few sports items at the ready for that impromptu tag football game or a quick catch between father and son.

Not all storage options have to match. This closet features a wooden storage system and white shelves that frame the space, giving the design an eclectic look with lots of personality. Photo courtesy of California Closets.

A wide detail shot of a rustic old teal closet door.

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A wide shot of zero 18 wardrobe closet by Mazzali. It is white with 7 sections and the 3 center section are made with glass.

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A wide angle shot of black Xian wardrobe maxi sliding closet doors. It is made of narrow frames, panel glass, and wood.

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A wide shot of a floral wallpaper wardrobe closet by Mazzali.

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A wide shot of a slim sliding closet door wardrobe made of wood and glass. It has two brown horizontal glass stripes.

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A angle shot of a dafne bed and M120 wardrobe with large wide window glass closet doors.

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A wide angle shot of brown Xian wardrobe maxi sliding closet doors. It is made of narrow frames, panel glass, and wood.

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A angle shot of nautilus wardrobe closet doors in a romantic bedroom. It is made of walnut and painted ivory.

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A wide angle shot of a with geomax wardrobe closet with texture and soft lines.

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A detail shot of nautilus wardrobe closet doors made of walnut.

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A detail angle shot of a white slim techna wardrobe closet doors with horizontal lines in glass.

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A wide shot of avenue wardrobe closet doors made of white laquered walnut and glass.

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A wide shot of crossing wardrobe closet sliding doors made of walnut and oak.

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A wide shot of avenue wardrobe closet doors made of oak with vertical lines going down the front.

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A detail shot of M40 wardrobe wood closet doors.

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A wide shot of white window wardrobe closet doors with a fluid horizontal line of silver.

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A wide shot of white window wardrobe closet doors with a fluid horizontal line of a rainbow of colors.

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A wide angle shot of white vela wardrobe closet doors made of wood and veneer.

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A wide shot of be free abstract art central panel wood wardrobe closet doors.

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An angle shot of a 900 wardrobe by Mazzali. It is made of wood and mirrors.

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A wide shot of orizzonte wardrobe closet doors made of walnut and oak. The doors are segmented into small panels.

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A detail shot of kyoto wardrobe sliding closet doors made with panels of wood.

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A wide shot of a quadrante wardrobe with tall white solid wood closet doors.

A wide shot of a white nautilus wardrobe closet doors and shelves made of walnut and oak.

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A wide shot of avenue wardrobe closet doors made of white oak water finish and eco leather vertical stripes.

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A detal angle shot of slim closet doors on a white wardrobe with blue glass stripes.

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A wide shot of tan tag over sliding closet doors on a wardrobe by Mazzali.

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A closet wardrobe with "be free" abstract art in the central panel, made of solid wood, is processed to create two levels of thickness.

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A wide shot of white small paneled orizzonte wardrobe closet doors made of wood veneer.

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A wide shot of a Mazzali wardrobe made of oak with small panels.

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Pocket doors can add up to 10 square feet of floor space normally required by a swinging door. They work on rollers that can be suspended from overhead tracks or balanced on floor tracks. The hidden parts behind walls can make repair difficult but the wall-hung variations eliminate that problem.

The doors can be used as an extension of the room's design, incorporating colors, vinyl decals or wallpaper coverings. Magnetic or dry-erase surfaces can also be used on pocket doors, making them a great organization strategy. In children's rooms they are a great way to organize homework, schedules and job charts.

Pocket doors are virtually invisible when fully open and allow you to see all the contents of the closet at one time. The installation for many of the new models available is easy, requires only basic tools and is a great way to affordably update a room, particularly a small space.

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