I have a situation in my kitchen that a barn door would be the perfect
I have a poorly designed entry from the garage, that enters to laundry,
the basement door, the back door, and a kitchen entrance. due to facets
in the exterior their is no way to put a pocket door in to kill the
noise from the washer and dryer. there's no way to hang a door as it
just won't open without causing a problem. The barn door is the perfect
so you are clearly not thinking of EVERY situation, for me, it's the
only way to resolve this.
On Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 10:34:12 PM UTC-4, woodchucker wrote:
re: doors that cause problems:
My parents moved into a senior living complex. 2 bedroom apartments, each
with their own bathroom. One bedroom had a door that swung 180° to sit
against the wall. Walkers and wheelchairs can roll right by and into the
The other bedroom had a door that only opened 90° before it was stoppe
the closet wall. When opened 90°, it blocked the entrance to the bathr
In addition, that bedroom had the larger bathroom, making it the best one f
someone who needs a walker or a wheelchair or a helper.
Imagine a person with a walker or a wheelchair (or their helper) trying to
maneuver their way into the bathroom. Every time you wanted to use the
bathroom you had to do the "door dance". Go into room, clear the door,
close the door, use the bathroom, come out, clear the door, open the door,
etc. That's a pain for a fully-able person, imagine an impaired person
having to do that multiple times a day.
Somebody screwed up the design. If they had shortened the closet by about 4
the door would have swung fully open just like the other one. It wasn't jus
a case of a bad build in their apartment because every apartment was like
We requested (firmly) that the door be replaced with a bifold door that
could be opened 180° so it could be left open and up against the wall.
My parents were one of the first tenants in this new complex. As the place
filled up and my parents started telling others about their bifold doors,
the requests started pouring in to the complex manager. I'm sure it ate
into their first year's profits.
On Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 10:53:25 AM UTC-4, krw wrote:
As is mine, which means I get a healthy dose of it also. ;-)
Directly from the HGTV website, from bedroom into bathroom. A two-fer!
In addition, Jason (of HGTV's Fixer Upper fame) recently removed a pocket door
from one part of a house and installed it, barn door style (with exposed hardware)
in the bathroom. He surprised both Johanna and the homeowners.
On Wed, 5 Oct 2016 12:15:12 -0700 (PDT), DerbyDad03
My tablet barfs on the site.
The house I grew up in had pocked doors to the bathroom of the gust
room (well, that's what it ended up being after a couple of my
brothers moved out). A barn door wouldn't have been any different,
though in that case, the hardware may have been more difficult. In
any case, I think they make a lot more sense than pocket doors. Yech!
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