This certainly isn’t our first time having pocket doors installed, and it won’t be our last because they solve so many design problems! After pivoting from our initial plans to source some antique French doors to lead into the study, we realized we could add just as much charm with pocket doors. And it turns out the answer was right in front of us all along–in our pantry! We decided to have the pocket doors to the study designed and made after the pantry doors in the kitchen, and I couldn’t be more in love.
The 8-1/2 feet tall, solid walnut pantry doors we ordered through a company called Milgard which specializes in glass and doors. They were able to make this set of pocket doors for the study based on the same design with slightly different specs.
Here are the dimensions of the study doors for anyone interested!
The decision to add built-ins in the study and narrow the cased opening went hand-in-hand. In order to have space for shelves on either side of the opening, meant we needed to narrow it all together. And, of course, we wanted to add doors since this is a space where Chris and I often work, but why pocket doors? Well, there are plenty of reasons to add pocket doors, but here are a few!
As a reminder, this is what the opening looked like before.
Obsessed. Here’s a link to the hardware we used!
As I said, this isn’t our first (or last) time adding pocket doors. In fact, we’ve done it nine other times! Let’s take a look.
I spy two!
Not pictured is a pocket door that connected our bathroom to our bedroom.
Now I can’t help but wonder where else we might need to add some pocket doors! ;)
I’m also interested in the pocket door framing.. did the same company provide a frame for inside the wall that went along with your custom Study doors? These doors are gorgeous!
I have a pocket door in my laundry room and my ensuite bath. A door would have taken up too much space. I wish I had a pocket door into my closet. The existing door swings in and blocks the space where my shoes and purses reside. I wonder how difficult it would be to install a pocket door there too. Hmmm
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Would love to know the ranges in cost, start to finish, of installing double pocket doors!
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