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Old 06-09-2009, 10:29 PM   #1
 
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Bedroom door with step down


I have a bedroom, off the entry way of a cabin, that is about 8" lower than the rest of the house. So when you enter the bedroom, you have to step down (one step). I am going to put a door on this and am wondering which way the door should swing, into the room or out of the room. I know that bedroom doors should swing in, and doors at the top of stairs should swing out. Since this is both, which one wins out?
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Old 06-10-2009, 05:18 AM   #2
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swing it in and add a landing inside the bedroom. Then step down from the landing.
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And put up warning signs for guests/visitors.
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Old 06-10-2009, 06:47 AM   #4
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Yeah the landing on the inside seems right
If the door opens in they won't be able to see as they open the door. And a landing is required by code

I might be inclined to use (2) 1/2 doors that each open instead of 1 big door if space is an issue



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orrrrrr..... put in a pocket door and don't worry about the swing....

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