How can I close an open narrow toilet area?


How do I close a open narrow toilet area in a open bathroom with a uneven edged wall

  8 answers
  • Mogie Mogie on Aug 06, 2019

    You want to close that area off completely or enclose it?

  • Linda Schutzer Linda Schutzer on Aug 06, 2019

    Enclose it with a door

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Aug 07, 2019

    What is the wall covered with that makes the edge uneven?

    Yes, we really do need to see a photo to understand what sort of space you have to work with.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Aug 07, 2019

    Hello there, Hang a curtain or Door from the ceiling?

  • Linda Schutzer Linda Schutzer on Aug 07, 2019

    How do u hang a door from the ceiling? That would be perfect!

    • Flipturn Flipturn on Aug 08, 2019

      The image below shows one example of ceiling mounted door. However, as it is still a sliding door, width is required to accommodate the door when opened. Also, a door of this weight may not be convenient for use with a toilet or w/c area.

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Aug 08, 2019

    What about a bifold door, or a door composed of 2 sides (second picture below)? These do not require as much floor space to open and close, compared with a conventional door.

    • Linda Schutzer Linda Schutzer on Aug 08, 2019

      This is what I want but the wall edges are uneven and cannot be moved so the doors would be angled

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Aug 09, 2019

    O.K. I see the picture now that you posted.

    IMO, there are three ways to approach this dilemma:

    (1) Extend the wall on the left side so that it lines up with the length of the wall on the right side. Then a conventional door could be installed.

    This option requires carpentry and drywalling skills. Also, a regular door requires a min amount of floor space to open and close adequately.

    (2) Build a sliding pocket door (first picture below) that 'hides' in the left wall, and opens to the right to close off the toilet area. This option would also require carpentry skills, either to build into the existing wall on the left, or to construct an additional 'false' wall to enclose the pocket door when it was open.

    (3) Mount a one panel sliding closet door (could be a mirrored door) on the front of the left wall. An overhead track would provide the hanging hardware, or in addition, you could insert a lower track into the floor for additional support. This 'door' would not have a built in lock, which may not be a critical factor for you to have. Examples are shown in pictures 2, 3 and 4 below.

    This option wouldn't require construction skills as advanced as options (1) or (2).

  • Linda Schutzer Linda Schutzer on Aug 10, 2019

    Thank you very much!