When people are looking for impressive, eye-catching ways to improve the look of their home in a way that won’t take a lot of time and won’t break the bank, pocket doors often come up.
A pocket door system is an innovative way to give any home a completely different and refined feel – which is one of the reasons they’re becoming more and more popular.
But what exactly is a pocket door system, why are they on the rise and how can you as a joiner or professional handyman take advantage and offer pocket door kit installation as a service for your clients?
What are pocket doors?
Pocket doors are sliding doors that disappear into a cavity – or “pocket” – that’s been created in a wall, rather than swinging open and closed.
They can be installed independently, but this requires a lot of tools, preparation, wall thickness knowledge, and confidence, which is why many people seek out the services of professionals to install pocket door systems rather than potentially causing damage to their walls they can’t fix.
This presents a great opportunity for those with the right experience and know-how to install pocket door kits for their clients if they aren’t already.
Why pocket doors are a popular choice
They offer a modern aesthetic
While many see their homes as simple living spaces, a lot of people view their homes as an extension of their own personality and taste and do whatever they can to make the aesthetic appearance of their homes match that feeling.
Pocket doors can be seen as quirky yet impressive alternatives to traditional doors while also adding an element of mystery – the smooth-rolling motion of the door as it seemingly vanishes into a wall can be a real show-stopper in a home.
But that’s the point; that something so simple can be used to transform a space and give it a new lease of life relatively easily with no long-term work involved at all – most pocket door systems can be installed in minutes if the wall cavity has already been created. Even if it hasn’t, the entire process shouldn’t clock in at more than a day and a half.
So if you know of families, couples or individuals who want to add an exciting new touch to their living space, and you have the skills to get the job done, you should absolutely consider installing pocket door kits as part of your services.
They save space
Internal doors in general don’t appear to take up a lot of space. When they’re closed, you wouldn’t even consider the amount of space they occupy, because they’re in line with the wall. However, traditional doors that swing open and closed can take up multiple feet of space – space that could be better taken up by something else or left clear as a walkway.
This is especially true for smaller, tighter spaces in which traditional doors can get in the way and become quite the eyesore because of it. However, pocket doors don’t present this problem. Because they slide seamlessly into a wall, rather than swinging away from it, they don’t take up any more space than the actual dimensions of the door itself.
So those who choose to install pocket doors in their homes can take advantage of all the extra space they’ll have to make their homes feel more open and inviting, or they could choose to fill the space with more items that make the home feel more personal to them and their style.
They’re available in various sizes and setups
It may appear that homeowners would be limited to choosing specific-sized pocket doors to fit certain pocket door kits. But, in reality, the only limit they have is the space available within their chosen wall space, as some pocket door kits – like our Glide-Adjustable Single Pocket Door Kit for Bespoke Size Doors – feature complete adjustability to fit a huge range of pocket doors.
Plus, homeowners have the option to choose either a single pocket door or double pocket doors, so they can make the most of their space in any way they see fit.
Ready to install a pocket door system? Speak to Runners
If pocket sliding doors sound like something you could add to your repertoire of services, at Runners we have everything you could ever need for any pocket door systems or sliding door project.
We provide quality, durable and reliable pocket door kits and sliding door systems, so you can offer your clients the absolute best products possible.
Click here if you’d like to browse our wider range of products or get in touch with Runners if you have any more questions – we’d be happy to help.