COMMUNITY FORUM

sharon05676

05:27AM | 04/07/07
Member Since: 04/06/07
1 lifetime posts
Bvdecor
We have purchased a ranch house and are renovating it. It's your typical ranch with a long hallway to the bathroom and bedrooms. We had the contractor widen the bathroom door. The door opens into the room. There is not enough depth to the room for my husband to enter then close the door behind him so we decided to have bi-fold doors installed. Well, this has finally been completed and we now find that the doors themselves take up so much room that it is once again near impossible for my husband to maneuver into the room. He can go into another bedroom that is across the hall from the bathroom then go straight in but that's not convenient. The nice thing is that this bedroom will be used as a den and in connected to our master bedroom via a walk-in closet. This will allow him to easily go around in a circle thru our bedroom, into the den, then into the bathroom.

Bottomline here is does anyone have any ideas on what kind of door we might be able to try? Once all renovations are complete we hope to correct this issue. Right now our only thought is to widen the door once again, from 32" to 36". Oh yes, we considered a pocket door but that wasn't possible for a few reasons.

Billhart

11:14AM | 04/07/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
1916 lifetime posts
Here are a couple of options. Don't know how practical that they are in you case.

1) Flat fold bifold doors. Johnson makes full acess bifoad hardware.

http://www.johnsonhardware.com/1601.htm

2) Wall sliding door. Updated, upscale version of a barn door.

http://www.johnsonhardware.com/2610f.htm

3)Pocket door.

4) have the door open into the hallway. While not common it has been used more than once where the is too small of swing space.
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Pallets are a great resource for the beginning woodworker. The versatile shipping staple can be mounted and modified in co... It turns out that many bath and kitchen cleansers contain chemicals that are dangerous to the skin and eyes, and often pro... So often we paint tiny nooks white to make them appear larger, but opting for a dark, dramatic wall color like this one—Be... Chocolate-colored walls and large window frames allow the exposed wood beams to take center stage in this small screened p... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... Like no other floor type, a checkerboard design works wonders to underscore the retro kitchen theme. Vinyl flooring, ceram... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... If you put the washing machine in the mudroom, you can stop the kids from walking through the house in dirty, grass-staine...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp2