10 Favorites: Full Height Sliding Doors and Partitions by

Issue 64 · Loft Living · March 21, 2013

10 Favorites: Full Height Sliding Doors and Partitions

Issue 64 · Loft Living · March 21, 2013

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.

Full height sliding partition hides bedroom when required, Studio Garneau, Remodelista

Above: In this New York loft by Studio Garneau, a full-height sliding partition hides the bedroom area when required.

Full height sliding door reveals turquoise bedroom beyond, Remodelista

Above: A full-height sliding partition reveals a spot of color in the bedroom beyond. Image via Digsdigs.

Openstudio Architects, full height sliding teak partition, Remodelista

Above: In Openstudio Architects' remodel of a Victorian flat in London, sliding teak partitions at full height hide the kitchen when required. Photograph by Richard Bryant of Arcaid.

Soho Loft, Martin Raffone, full height sliding partition made from black-painted slats, Remodelista

Above: In a narrow Soho loft by Martin Raffone, a guest bedroom is partitioned off from the hallway by a sliding door of black-painted slats. Photograph by Åke E:son Lindman.

Above: A serene bedroom in South Africa photographed by Cape Town-based David Ross.

Retrouvius, reclaimed parquet flooring partition, Barbican flat, Remodelista

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.

Lacquered full height sliding doors, Broome Street, Loading Dock 5 Architecture, Remodelista

Above: These full height lacquered sliding doors in a Broome Street loft by Loading Dock 5 Architecture introduce a large scale door with a standard opening width behind. Photograph by Sophie Munro.

Full height sliding partition slides into pocket behind bookcase, Remodelista

Above: A full-height partition slides into a pocket behind the bookcase in a Barcelona loft. Image via Coolboom.

Full height sliding steel door, London loft of Solenne de la Fouchardiere, Remodelista

Above: A full-height sliding steel door enhances the industrial feel of this London loft belonging to Ochre cofounder Solange de la Fouchardière.

Full Height Steel Sliding Barn Door from Cinema Sil Plaz in Switzerland, Remodelista

Above: A sliding barn door made of steel opens into the bath at Cinema Sil Plaz in Switzerland.

Full height sliding partition made out of shutters, Remodelista.

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.

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