Doors Ideal for Small Living Spaces

Doors Ideal for Small Living Spaces

When living in a small home or apartment, maximising space is key. Every square foot counts, so it's important to choose interior doors that are both functional and stylish while saving precious space. Here are some of the best door options for small living areas:

Key Takeaways

Door Type Benefits
Sliding Doors Save floor space, create open feel
Pocket Doors Disappear into wall, maximise square footage
Bifold Doors Fold accordion-style, take up minimal space
French Doors Add light and visual space

Key Elements of Space-Saving Doors

When choosing doors for your small living space, consider these key elements:

  • Functionality:

    Opt for doors that serve a purpose without hindering movement or taking up valuable floor space.

  • Flexibility:

    Choose doors that can be easily adapted to your changing needs, such as sliding or bifold doors.

  • Natural light:

    Select doors with glass panes to allow natural light to flow through your home, creating a more spacious feel.

  • Streamlined design:

    Look for doors with a sleek, minimalist design to maintain a clutter-free appearance in your small space.

Sliding Doors

Sliding doors are an excellent choice for tight spaces. Since they slide along a track rather than swinging open, they don't take up any additional floor space. Sliding doors work especially well for closets, pantries, and even room dividers. They create a clean, modern look and allow for a more open feel. You can create your own sliding door system by purchasing two identical doors from our internal oak doors collection and the necessary hardware.

Some great door options for sliding include:

Pocket Doors

Pocket doors offer another space-saving solution. These doors slide into a pocket in the adjacent wall, disappearing completely when open. This frees up floor and wall space that a traditional door would occupy. Pocket doors are perfect for bathrooms, utility rooms, and connecting two living spaces. When purchasing a pocket door, be sure to also get the required pocket door frame and hardware.

Door options from our internal oak doors range that could work well as pocket doors:

Bifold Doors

Bifold doors consist of panels that fold up accordion-style when opened. They take up far less floor space than a standard hinged door while still providing privacy when needed. Bifold doors are commonly used for closets, laundry areas, and as connectors between rooms. Check out our internal bifold doors for options.

Stylish bifold options include:

French Doors

While not always thought of as space-savers, French doors can make a small room feel larger. The glass panes let in plenty of natural light and give the illusion of more space, even when the doors are closed. They work well as attractive room dividers too. We have a beautiful selection of internal French doors.

Enhance your space with:

When square footage is limited, you have to get creative with your doors. Sliding, pocket, bifold, and French doors are all great alternatives to traditional hinged doors. They can help define living areas while keeping your space feeling open and uncluttered. With so many attractive options available in our internal doors collection, you're sure to find the perfect space-saving doors for your small home.