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Interior inspo: Pocket doors

Interior inspo: Pocket doors
Image via Juma Architects

About to build or renovate and looking for smart design solutions to incorporate into your home? Let us introduce you to our latest obsession — pocket doors.

Pocket doors can solve awkward design problems, hide away all manner of sins while tucking neatly within your cabinetry.

Keep scrolling to see a round up of our favourite pocket doors.

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Neat mini home office

Working from home, even if only for a few hours each week, is becoming the norm. If you don’t have space for a traditional home office, perhaps you could utilise a cupboard space like this? It creates a neat multi-purpose work zone and the open shelves offer loads of additional storage. Just don’t forget to allow for an electrical socket or two, and a phone line if needed.

Pocket doors for days

This next example shows you can never have too many pocket doors! If you love an ultra minimal look, you may like to conceal more than just your home office or coffee station behind pocket doors and consider creating a whole wall of these doors instead.

Wall of dark cabinetry
Image via Poliform

Black and white cabinetry

How divine is this kitchen cabinetry designed by Edmonds + Lee Architects?! The sleek matte black interior creates a surprise wow feature and we love how it totally changes the look of this space depending on your mood. Bring on cocktail hour!

Internal oak finishes

For a less dramatic but equally beautiful look, you could pair light oak cabinetry with simple white doors. This is a breakfast and coffee bar we’d be happy to have out on show all day long.

Pocket door
Image via Deco Crush

Strip lighting

When taking the time to design your cabinetry, don’t forget about your lighting requirements. You may find this article about lighting and electrical things to consider helpful. In this sleek cupboard, strip LED lights offer functional and ambient lighting.

Oak kitchen cabinetry Pocket doors
Image via Juma Architects

Half-height pocket doors

For wider cupboards or those that will be in high use, a half height door may be a more functional solution. We’re totally inspired by this clever drawer organisation too!

Oak pocket doors
Image via Bulhaupt Mayfair

Pocket doors with dreamy handles

The final example in this round up of half-height pocket doors combines the best of everything. Strip lighting: check. Timber joinery: check. Functional power points: check.

Our fave design element has to be those brushed brass pull handles though. Casually described by the designer Jess as an ‘appliances nook’, we’re sure you’ll agree it’s what kitchen dreams are made of! Find our list of the top places to buy door handles and hardware here.

Pocket door with kitchen appliances
Design by Jess O’Shea Designs, photography by Gathering Light

Do you have a favourite from this round up of pocket doors? Or have you seen any others that you think we should add to the list? Let us know in the comments below!

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This article was first published in May 2018 and continues to be updated with the latest and best pocket door projects.


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