Need ideas for a privacy door for basement
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.....
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
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.
2 Likes   Thanked by rkozuska    October 19, 2013 at 12:43PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
I've been doing a little more 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!!
0 Likes   October 19, 2013 at 4:04PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
LB Interiors
Yes ... a bi-fold door can work. It could be louvred. Visually will look less bulky.
Willow Glen Bathrooms
Bi-fold door
0 Likes   October 19, 2013 at 4:24PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
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
1 Like   October 19, 2013 at 4:34PM
Sign Up to comment
Related Discussions
Sliding glass door and window treatments need ideas for privacy
I don't have much space what do I out on sliding doors...
Need ideas for simple sturdy shelves & door under basement stairs
We have a very basic basement which we are in inexpensively...
Need Privacy ideas and Landscape ideas
I just recently laid new sod in my backyard and am...
Need ideas for slider to deck. no neighbors. no need for privacy.
white trim around door (SLIDER). MAYBE I don't need...
More Discussions
Let's play with my Snazzy Garottage project
We're building a carriage house (we prefer the term...
Need help with hardwood floors
I live in mid century home with hardwood floors. Installing...
Breakfast area needs a new look
I am shopping for new furniture for my kitchen dining...
Need help with design of replacement windows
We are ready to replace the old casement non functioning...
Need help with my kitchen!
I want to update my kitchen but I am on a tight budget!...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2014 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™