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Old 06-26-2017, 06:07 PM   #1
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Help with door placement


I need help with a remodeling dilemma. Money is definitely an issue here.
We had a much more elaborate plan for relocating walls, but in the end we decided that it was too cost prohibitive to change it the way we really wanted to, and now we just have to work within the existing floorplan. So what I've got now is an unfortunate door placement and I need to see if fresh eyes can solve this problem for me.

We are turning a den into a master bedroom. The current master is not connected to the bathroom. You have to walk through the dining room to get to it. So we are moving the bathroom door to connect to the den (new master) instead of the dining room. However, then the doorknob for the door into the room will possibly hit the bathroom door. They both swing inwards to their respective rooms, so they won't open up upon one another. It still seems odd to have a bathroom door behind the bedroom door. I thought about moving the entry door to the bathroom to the other side of the bathroom (where the sink is), but then where would I put my dresser with the windows and closet and fireplace taking up the other walls? Of course, we'd have to move the sink over and we've already plumbed for it (rough in only so far). It really wouldn't be that hard though, so if it's the best solution, I would do that. Is it weird to open the door straight into the toilet though?

A simple solution would to be to keep the door to the bedroom as an outswing door (it currently is). But is that odd to have a door to a bedroom that doesn't swing in? Maybe it would be the lesser of two evils? What say you?

Here are pictures of my layout. The first is the current condition (well, actually, the condition before we demo'd the laundry room, bathroom, and den). The second picture is how we are remodeling it. The only thing inaccurate is that the door to the laundry room is a pocket door...but my design tool didn't have a pocket door as an option so it looks like it's a swinging door. All the other door swings are accurate in the plan. I have more screen shots if you need to see anything else, like what the rest of the master bedroom looks like. I just didn't want to clutter this question with lots of pictures.

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Old 06-26-2017, 07:30 PM   #2
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Re: Help with door placement


A sliding or pocket door between the dinning and bedrooms You are already into that wall anyway.A 30 in door way is framed 62 inches wide and I think about 84 1/2 inches high.
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Old 06-26-2017, 08:21 PM   #3
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Either put the bedroom door to the DR back to a right hand outswing, or install a pocket door. Pocket door framing is a little shorter than normal doors, so check with the frame manufacturer before putting in the header, and take into consideration the finished floor height.
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Either put the bedroom door to the DR back to a right hand outswing, or install a pocket door. Pocket door framing is a little shorter than normal doors, so check with the frame manufacturer before putting in the header, and take into consideration the finished floor height.
You frame the door shorter to allow for track and hardware???
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No, some frames come pre made with track and all installed, and are a little shorter than normal door frames. That is why I suggested checking with the manufacturer before he framed it in. If he is making his own or using a Stanley metal frame kit it may be a little taller. I even found a Johnson that was 85", so go figure
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