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July 3, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I have an unusual situation, and would like help deciding on the best door swing for my master bedroom/suite. Due to a number of construction and design decisions and snafus, the door from the hallway into the master suite hallway can be hung to swing one of 3 ways: opening into the suite, in which case it will block either (1) the bathroom door or (2) one of the closet doors (depending on which side we put the hinges) or (3) opening out into the main hallway in which case it will, when open, swing out against a wall where the entrance foyer door will be parked when open. The doors will overlap slightly when open, although the bedroom door will not be flush against the wall as the foyer door will and we can protect them with door stops. (We will also have to move a lightswitch to the opposite side of the hall if we swing out.) I think it's odd to swing out into the main hallway, not into the suite, but I also don't want to block the bathroom door. I could live with blocking the closet door although it would mean the bedroom door has to be closed whenever I am using the closet. Since most of the time it will just be my husband and me, we don't plan to closet the bedroom door very much, and this arrangement seems like an inconvenience. Which would you recommend? Swing out into the main entrance hallway or sing in against the closet door? I welcome your opinions - thanks.