Is there a space in your home that you would like to open up, but don’t want it open all the time? That would be an excellent place for an interior sliding door. When you think of a sliding door, you probably remember the old sliding glass doors that always seemed to slide off the track because the glass was so heavy and awkward.
The new interior sliding doors are much more versatile. Whether you decide on one of the long span patio doors that either slide or fold up like an accordion, the decision you make can change your entire room. The reason is that the new style doors slide or fold out of the way and leave the entire wall open making both rooms more adaptable to your needs.
When you close the doors, you again have two separate rooms that you may use as an office, a playroom, or a guest room that affords total privacy. These same doors can replace old style pocket doors or even act as a shower curtain that cleans easily.
Used as a room divider you suddenly now have two separate rooms. The doors don’t have to have glass inserted into the frame. You could use any type of material, even wood that would easily qualify as private when closed. Or consider having frosted glass or even mirrors installed, and the variety and style are numerous.
If you plan to install one of the interior sliding doors yourself you should have the correct qualifications. For instance you’d never want to remove a weight-bearing wall. Those walls are there to hold up your roof, and just use your imagination to understand what could happen if you removed that wall. You will also need to know if there is electric or plumbing running through the wall. If that is the case remove those things safely out of the way.
As you consider having the interior sliding door installed, check with a general contractor in your local area. They will be able to help you in your quest to install any type door you want, and he will help you find the door that will blend in with your own style of decor.
The Internet is another good source to find the interior sliding doors. You’ll see pictures of the doors and when you add your own tastes and uniqueness your home will take on an entire new look.