Can You Spot What's Unusual About This Kitchen Door?

Can You Spot What's Unusual About This Kitchen Door?

Faith Durand
Sep 17, 2014
(Image credit: Adrienne DeRosa)

I ran across this image when I was looking for good examples of barn doors in the kitchen and I thought it was so clever! Can you see what's special about it?

It slides away... right beside the refrigerator! Slide it to the left, and you can open the screen door without it swinging into the kitchen.

This is a fairly small galley kitchen, and a screen door that opened inwards would block the fridge or workspace. (It couldn't open outwards, either, since the door itself opens outwards.)

So the designer came up with a clever solution: The door is on a track, and it slides over to rest in a small gap between the fridge and the wall, like a freestanding pocket door.

That's really smart, and it takes advantage of a sliver of space that would otherwise go unused. It also lets the cook enjoy the outdoors in fine weather, without letting in bugs and flies.

See more of this project: From Dark and Dim to Cheerily Colorful in Pennsylvania at Houzz. Design by Mary Cerrone.

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