Sliding doors are great in most homes because they can be opened to let the light in or closed for privacy and still keep out small children, pets, and in some cases, unwanted visitors. While it’s possible to get them to fit into smaller bathrooms spaces, it’s not easy and can take a bit of time and effort.
When designing a new bathroom, take a look at the size of the space. Don’t just assume that there will be enough room for a full-sized door. You might be surprised, but most people would really love to have this type of door in their bathrooms, but don’t realize it until they see how many types there are and how many different shapes they come in.
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The standard size door is a standard eight by eight inch doors. These doors generally come with two pieces of wood which attach to the wall with two screws. This is what you see when you open the door and it can make them look a little funny if you’re trying to slide in a small piece of furniture or other item that you’d like to place in the room.
If you are able to find the right size you will be able to fit one side of the door shut while the other opens to let light in. Some of the newer doors, especially those that are made from vinyl are easy to install and fold down into a compact form when they are not in use. However, these will take longer to fold down when you need them to be closed than when you do not.
You may also have other options available to you when it comes to getting your sliding door to fit in your bathroom. There are ones that are designed to open horizontally so that they can slide into a smaller space that is narrower and could be created with only one piece of wood. They are easier to install than the horizontal style doors because you just snap the pieces together.
Another option for you is one that slides on top of the doorway so that it opens sideways and doesn’t require two pieces of wood. When it’s opened the top portion of the door also rolls up so that you don’t have to work with two pieces of wood to help hold it up. It is more expensive than the other types, but they are sometimes available at discount stores and you may want to check online to see if you can find one that is right for your home.
Whatever option you choose, make sure that the opening of the door is wide enough for the item you’re planning to place in it. Even though some doors can be fitted into smaller spaces, you should still leave enough room for the handle to turn. You don’t want a big hole in the wall that you can’t repair. Once you’ve located the door that is right for your needs, put it into your room, and measure it carefully to make sure that it’s the right size. You may find that the door needs to be adjusted for the position of your bed and other items that might be in the room, but there are ways to make this work.