Need ideas for a privacy door for basement
rkozuska
October 19, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I would like a door that doesn't take up too much room because it will only be closed occasionally when the kids have their friends over. LOVE the barn door idea, but it doesn't look like I can mount one in this space. Would love some suggestions.....
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rkozuka--likely you will have a bit of framing ahead of you. Your code mandated min. solution, per R311.7.5 will require you to create a landing equal to the width of the stair (3'-0" ?) clear landing at the bottom, which means that the opening to the left, and the wall to the right of the stair are going to require modification, prior to building the end wall where the door would go. Seems like a lot of work, but this is what is required if you are going to build it in code conforming fashion. Best Wishes. Happy Houzzing.
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rkozuska
I've been doing a little more research.....is it possible to install a "flipper door" in this space? Do they make hinges to support a passage way door...? LIke I said..... we prob only need a door in this area maybe 8 times a year.... so hate to do too much "de-constructing"... if you know what I mean... :) Perhaps even a bi-fold door on a "flipper" hinge...... geesh I wish I was an engineer!!
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Yes ... a bi-fold door can work. It could be louvred. Visually will look less bulky.
Willow Glen Bathrooms
Bi-fold door
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JudyG Designs
You might be able to do something on this idea.

The rod goes on the ceiling and from that you hang a curtain.

The Upward Bound House by Nadia Geller
IKEA has some great options.
The Bon Ton Loft
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