16 July 2019
Using Pocket Doors to Design a Smart Kitchen, Made for Living
Pocket doors are a relatively recent addition to kitchen design, specifically on larger larder presses. The doors swing open 90 degrees and then disappear into a cavity or "pocket", keeping walkways unobstructed while allowing for effortless access to the contents within.
This kitchen In the exclusive Shrewsbury development at Ashwood Hall, Malahide has a tea service conveniently located behind the pocket doors along with storage drawers stylishly appointed with steel fronts.
Pocket doors are ideal for Multi-purpose and open plan spaces. They have advantages in both appearance and functionality. Not only are they space efficient, but your kitchen can also be maintained to appear more like a living space than a meal prep or task area. When the doors are closed, the kitchen does not have a utilitarian feel. Work zones and appliances can be concealed. Behind the pocket doors, you will find worktops, drawers, shelves, integrated appliances and smaller home appliances. Appliances, work stations and storage spaces are out of sight yet are easily accessible. The doors slide out of view to present your work and storage areas, and everything you need for cooking is quickly revealed. Not only is this perfect for your large devices, but you can set up areas for things you use commonly, like a handy tea and coffee space, or whatever suits your daily needs. When the doors are closed, the kitchen has an uncluttered appearance that is perfect for relaxing or entertaining. A connection to the living area is accentuated when the doors are closed, and a seamless flow of furniture from the kitchen into the living room is maintained.
This customer kitchen in Clontarf, Dublin, utilises pocket doors to conceal the ovens and storage pantry. In this open plan living space, the doors can be closed to produce a cosy atmosphere for socialising.
Arrange a design visit with a McNally kitchen designer to discuss pocket doors and many other inventive ideas to enhance your lifestyle and your kitchen design.