Sliding doors are a great way to keep your floor plan flexible, giving you the option for privacy in an open floor plan. These great design ideas open the door to new possibilities in your home decor. Check it out!

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A  feature found in many Victorian and Craftsman style homes, pocket doors add beauty and style to your space and slide completely out of sight when not in use. With two sets of pocket doors, this open family room transforms into a private parlor with the slide of a hand. Usually made of solid wood, pocket doors are great at blocking sound, allowing you to entertain or watch a late night movie without waking the kids.

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Pocket doors with glass panels allow the sunlight to shine through and help define the space without interrupting the flow of an open concept floor plan. Glass Panel Pocket Door Design Connection Inc Kansas City Interior Designer

Pocket doors can be a huge space saver, especially in tight spaces like this bathroom. By eliminating the hinged door, this powder room-sized bathroom can comfortably accommodate a glass shower enclosure.

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If you are considering a pocket door for your bathroom, keep in mind the level of privacy you desire. While you may be comfortable with frosted glass in the master suite, your guests will appreciate a solid door for the powder room.

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If your master closet is attached to the bathroom, a pocket door will prevent the humidity of your steamy showers from wafting into your closet without taking up precious floor space. When it comes to closets, bigger is always better, am I right? Closets are all about functional storage and no closet is complete without a full length mirror! In a closet where wall space is prime real estate, opt for extra shoe storage and select a pocket door with a built-in mirror.

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Pocket doors are also perfect for homes with pets and small children. Keep your pups and little tykes out from under foot when you cook, or keep them in the kitchen when answering your front door with a smart pocket style Dutch door.Pocket Dutch Door Design Connection Inc Kansas City Interior Design

Pocket doors are just the beginning of the beauty that sliding doors can bring to your home. The latest trend that is here to stay goes by many names. Track doors, sliding doors, hanging doors, or barn doors are just as much about function as they are about form, adding an eye-catching element and dimension to your space.

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This hanging door closes off the hallway that leads to the bedrooms. Not only does this feature promote noise control, it aids in temperature control, as well.Hallway track door Design Conneciton Inc Kansas City Interior Design

Sliding doors aren’t just for closets and doorways! In this smart guest bedroom design, an office spaces is tucked behind a reclaimed barn door.Barn Door Open Office Design Connection Inc Kansas City Interior Design

This lower level kitchen and bar is fully stocked with wine storage tucked behind a gorgeous reclaimed barn door.

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There are so many different ways that installing a new door could update your home decor. All of the designs I am sharing today were pulled from my Design Connection, Inc. Houzz Ideabook: Room Dividers, Pocket Doors, Sliding Doors & More! With over 100 different styles to peruse, you will surely find a design that is perfect for your home.

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