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Room divider/sliding door?

(5 Posts)
Startail Tue 19-Feb-13 09:38:53

I'd love a sliding door on our downstairs loo. Only visitors ever shut it and the door eats storage space we need.

Gipfeli Tue 19-Feb-13 09:11:02

We have sliding glass doors between our kitchen and dining room. Translucent to let light through but not clear so you can't see through. Ours are not coloured bug we could have had any colour we wanted. We got them from a company that specialises in glass - work tops, splash acts, shower cubicles, doors, panels, etc. Not cheap but made to fit the space exactly and looks very smart.

I am thinking there must be some beautiful, elegant solution out there somewhere. But the very thought conjures up images of those hideous plastic things that concertinaed back in the 1970s!

I am also worried we will end up looking like we have something that belongs in an open plan office in our house confused

Does your DH have a design in mind, LaGuerta?

LaGuerta Mon 18-Feb-13 21:07:14

I am struggling a bit with internal sliding doors at the moment too.

www.doorstuff.co.uk sell the mechanisms but not the doors.

DH is (disturbingly) contemplating importing something from China via Alibaba.com (or aliexpress for retail customers to be more precise)

We're thinking about turning a room off our kitchen into DH's study. It's a room between the hall and the kitchen, and through it is the only internal access to the kitchen.

At the moment it's used by the kids when they're eating or doing crafts, but it's not big enough for all of us to eat in so could never become a proper dining room. If we added some kind of internal wall/room divider/sliding door, we could create a room big enough for DH to use as his study (he works at home a lot so he needs to be able to shut himself away). We'd essentially be making a corridor which would join the existing hallway to the kitchen which is currently accessed by a door-shaped gap (presumably this gap did once have a door in it!).

The room gets very little sunshine, although does have french doors to outside so natural light does come in. I think the divide needs to be something that would let light through as otherwise the corridor bit would be very gloomy.

Does anybody have any experience of something similar? Or know anything about decent internal sliding doors?

Thanks.

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