Loft living is all about the open plan. Or is it? Sometimes it's good to have the flexibility of being able to close off an area like a bedroom or a bathroom, and this is when the full height sliding partition comes into its own. Here are 10 spaces with clever sliding doors.
Above: In this New York loft by Studio Garneau, a full-height sliding partition hides the bedroom area when required.
Above: A full-height sliding partition reveals a spot of color in the bedroom beyond. Image via Digsdigs.
Above: A serene bedroom in South Africa photographed by Cape Town-based David Ross.
Above: London's reclamation specialists Retrouvius created a full height sliding partition made from reclaimed parquet flooring from a primary school in this flat in the Barbican. Photograph by Tom Fallon for Retrouvius.
Above: A full-height partition slides into a pocket behind the bookcase in a Barcelona loft. Image via Coolboom.
Above: A full-height sliding steel door enhances the industrial feel of this London loft belonging to Ochre cofounder Solange de la Fouchardière.
Above: A sliding barn door made of steel opens into the bath at Cinema Sil Plaz in Switzerland.
Above: A full-height sliding partition is fashioned out of shutters, which works well in warm climates. Image via Traditional Home.
Sliding doors and partitions can solve a myriad of design problems. See 660 images of Sliding Barn Doors in our Gallery of rooms and spaces.