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The Secret to Pocket Doors' Success

Pocket doors can be genius solutions for all kinds of rooms — but it’s the hardware that makes all the difference. See why Full Story
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Wow -- lots of passion on this thread.

I believe Houzz should be a place for information .. and everyone should understand ... it is information. We all have reasons why we don't like certain things ... I hate microwaves as a vent hood over a stove ... but lots of people have them and like them .. so who am I to say they should not get them.

The vast majority of builder grade homes have cheap pocket door tracks. If you don't get an extruded aluminum .. or better ... track ...... you will have problems. Most of the hardware in the big box stores is junk. The cheap tracks bend -- doors fall off -- they are hard to adjust .. two little wheels ... a complete pain. I have bought houses with them and hate them .. they are loud .. especially with hollow doors. I have never had any issue .. ever ... in 30 years of remodeling using the Johnson (or other good) extruded hardware .. same with the sliding closet hardware. The cheap stuff will not hold up. Pocket hardware does not add all that much to the cost of a remodel -- if any -- it all depends on the cost of the hardware in the rest of the house. The upgraded second tier Johnson Hardware kit is under $200.00 for a solid door weight.

Do you have to think about the door in the wall .... yes. Can you hang a picture or even a heavy sculpture on the wall .. yes .. I always install plywood strips at picture height and for bathroom necessities prior to drywall. Ganged switches and outlets need to be thought out ... but I have never had a situation where a nice solution could not be found. In a bathroom, most recessed toilet tissue holders will not work on a 2x4 wall with a pocket door .. not my favorite anyway,

I'm starting a major rebuild of my primary home .. I had a fire. Most of the doors going back in are pocket doors. Other than the closet doors (no pockets) ... all of our interior doors remain open most of the time - so I don't want to see the open door ... especially in places where we have double doors. The pocket doors allow both sides of the walls to be utilized -- where one side would be covered by the open door. So the pockets are great for us ... I'm not a contractor .. just a serial remodeler.
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can anyone direct me to a site that tells you how to measure for double pocket doors? i'd like to install double glass pocket doors to divide the formal dining room from the formal living room. i'm not sure how much wall space i need to safely contain the door when closed - it could mean i can't have double doors. thank you in advance for any help with this issue.
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Room of the Day: From Dark Basement to Bright Master Suite

Turning an unsightly retaining wall into an asset, these San Francisco homeowners now have a bedroom that feels like a getaway Full Story
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Kay Chapman
that basement looked creepy scary before - how well this adds use to the home!
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WOW, THAT'S THE Best before and after I've seen on houzz yet!
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Houzz Tour: Thrifty TLC Transforms a Beach Bungalow

A California architect finds ‘the perfect mix of potential and a dump,’ and gets right to work Full Story
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Yeah, Benjamin! The place on my brother's block went for over a million. And it was in VERY rough shape.
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Love the redo. Did you do window coverings? AND could you be a child of M. Wylie Blanchet? If so, please write about it.
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Houzz Tour: A Lakeside Guesthouse Rises to the Challenge

To keep flat ground for entertaining, the architects of this Mercer Island cabin on a hillside looked upward Full Story
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Becky Harris
I would happily climb a thousand steps to get to stay here.
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What a lovely playful expression and beautifully sited by the architect. The final composition and how it sits next to the water is breathtaking. Well done!
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Houzz Tour: Updating a Midcentury Aerie in the Berkeley Hills

The setting was splendid; the house, not so much. Now the two are right in line, with high quality to spare Full Story
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Kelly McDonald_Macek
Any chance someone knows the couch maker? It is exactly what I am looking for.
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Under photo #5 there is a link that says: Sectional by Arkitektura. www.arksf.com
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Chickens, Chess and Swimming Star in a Silicon Valley Yard

Some fowl play is afoot in these outdoor rooms, but the family members and their many guests have a pretty good time too Full Story
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That is a damn fine garden, well done
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drool....,.
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