Ingenious Door Sliding System for Saving Valuable Space in Your Home

Ingenious Door Sliding System for Saving Valuable Space in Your Home

In most homes, space is the highest commodity and what better way to gain space than to remove your doors? While removing your doors may seem drastic, instead of totally removing your doors, how about removing the door swing that takes up space to open and close your doors? Johnson Hardware has invented home interior door hardware that acts like a barn door to slide across your opening, instead of using a swing and hinge hardware set. Take a look at how wall mounted hardware can save space in your home and provide you with a room that is more functional and spacious.

  • How the hardware works: Not to be confused with pocket doors, which slide into a wall, the Series 200 Wall Mount and the 2610F hardware have track-and-roller systems that attach directly to the wall, resulting in quick installations and easy operation. This is an ideal solution for walls constructed of brick or concrete block, for wood-framed walls that contain pipes or wiring that would make it difficult and costly to install traditional pocket doors or for the Do It Yourselfer looking to make a big change with minimal effort.
  • How the hardware saves valuable space: Unlike a standard hinged door that requires 10 to 14 square feet of floor space to swing open, a door mounted with the Series 200WM or 2610F hardware takes up little more space than the thickness of the door. And because the door slides open, a table, chair, desk or other furniture pieces can be placed beside the doorway without interfering with the door’s operation.

Easy to follow directions for DIY’ers: Many people are turned off by hanging doors due to a professional installer needed or complicated directions. Johnston Hardware has made their hardware easy enough for the do it yourselfer, in these directions below:

  1. Secure track brackets to small wooden blocks and screw to wall studs above doorway.
  2. Attach track to brackets above doorway. Slide the ball-baring hanger onto track.
  3. Attach door plates with extendable pivot pins onto hangers on track.
  4. Enjoy your newly found 14 square feet of free floor space.
  • Imagine the possibilities: Whether your kids are growing out of their current rooms, or you need more space to move around in the living or dining room, adding more floor space can enable you to put more furniture, have more design possibilities, or just have more space for your family to move around.  If you’ve been trying to seek new ways to add more functionality to your room, these door hardware solutions may be the answer.

Johnston Hardware has come up with creative solutions for your home’s interiors. It only takes a moment to think of how many locations it could benefit in your home. Bathrooms, kitchens, halls, closets, storage/utility rooms, garage entryways, playrooms and home offices are all areas that could benefit.  With imagination, you will come up with many more.  The ease of operating wall mount doors also makes them suitable for homes where there are disabled residents or supplementing universal design efforts. Walk through your home and see where these creative door hardware solutions can be used. It won’t be hard to think of what you’ll do with the extra space!


  • JBB June 3, 2011 at 08:51 AMLogin to Reply →

    Looks nice, functional, and there are options for spanning larger doorways too. My one concern is, having kids, dogs and the like, what happens when someone pushes against the bottom of the door and uses the door itself as a lever, deliberately or just running headlong into it, to twist the track.

    The answer is a “door guide” that holds the bottom of the door in place — but it looks like a cheap piece of plastic. It won’t last nearly as long as the hardware used to hang the door.

    Still a very nice take on an old door hanging method (basically it’s an external pocket door system).

  • RoniqueGibson June 3, 2011 at 09:23 AMLogin to Reply →

    These are good points JBB. I will direct your question to Johnston Hardware and see what they say. I think you also have to determine your lifestyle, obviously this type of door won’t work in all homes – especially mine that has 3 kids running around all the time!

    Thanks again JBB for your comment, and I’ll post their comment when I receive it.

  • RoniqueGibson June 3, 2011 at 18:49 PMLogin to Reply →

    JBB – Here’s the reply to your comment earlier today from Johnson Hardware:

    “With normal use, the door guide will not fail. As you can see in this close-up photo, the door guide is sturdy and engineered to last.

    Johnson Hardware has had customers with their Wall Mount Hardware and door guide in for over 20 years without any issues. In addition, all Johnson Hardware products are backed by the Johnson Hardware warranty. To learn more about Johnson’s quality standards, see our quality control page here”

  • k panak June 5, 2011 at 01:22 AMLogin to Reply →

    I think that sliding doors are not suitable for people with physical disabilities.

  • Sue Blumenfeld June 6, 2011 at 01:09 AMLogin to Reply →

    When we remodeled we used pocket doors. I love pocket doors. What a great way to make a regular door into a faux pocket door without the expense of remodeling. Thanks for the space saving information!!