Could you use a sliding pocket door for the entrance from the family room?
Yes I thought about that. I'm in many homes and have noticed that they are cumbersome for every day use. They are most useful as a sort of partition wall like between the mud room and kitchen for occasional privacy. On second thought, this would be used less than in other rooms of our house. Especially not as much as the other door way to the bedroom. Thanks. I will consider it.