Sliding doors usually consist of two door frames and while many times one side is stationary, you can invest in two sliding doors that both open and close. Sliding doors are often made of glass, which is why many homeowners choose them as their patio doors. They not only give your room much more natural light, but they also give you a clear outlook to your porch or back yard.
Sliding doors can be used for many other purposes, including bedroom doors, dining room doors, closet doors, and more. A sliding door’s track is usually mounted to the floor and the door rests on it, but it can also be mounted to a rod above the doorway to create a hanging door.
Sliding doors are ideal for nearly any room, because they take up less space than a traditional door. Because you can slide it open and closed without needing a clearance in front of it, you’ll have more floor space to work with and it will be easier to get in and out of the room.
Because of their effortless gliding motion, sliding doors can also add an elegance to the room and can improve energy efficiency.
Sliding Doors vs. Pocket Doors
While not nearly as common as sliding doors, some homeowners choose to include pocket doors in their interior design. Like sliding doors, pocket doors slide open and closed, however, there is a difference between the two:
While sliding doors are installed adjacent to or overlapping the wall, pocket doors are actually installed inside the wall. This means that when you slide a pocket door open, it will disappear into the wall; if you slide a sliding door open, it will simply overlap the wall or stationary door next to it. Both styles of doors take up minimum space, but pocket doors take up even less.
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