What can I do with this? It's right when you come in the front door

Sliding door goes into kitchenany thoughts appreciated!!
q what can i do with this it s right when you come in the front door
It's a sliding door
q what can i do with this it s right when you come in the front door
  9 answers
  • What do you want to do? Is there enough clearance on the left for a bench or console table and mirror? Make a tasteful mini mudroom / foyer type entrance?

  • Renee Renee on Jan 30, 2018
    I can think of three options; 1) remove the door and block the pocket with molding, 2) try to make the door blend in, or 3) celebrate it by making it stand out in a creative way (print photos and adhere them using modpodge; use paint or a stick on mural to make it look like a window; paint a "stained glass" door). If you are trying to keep the door in place, I would paint the door and trim the same color as the wall to make it blend a little better. If you have any more of that border, apply that as well. Flatter paint is better because it makes bumps and other texture issues less visible, but be sure to make it the same sheen as the wall regardless of what sheen you use.

  • Sarah Sota Sarah Sota on Jan 30, 2018
    I would remove it.

  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Jan 30, 2018
    I would remove the door to open it up a bit. As Naomie said, you could put a small bench on the left if you have room. You could use planted pots next to it - real or faux. I'd also remove the wallpaper but if you want a similar, but updated look, you could put beadboard on the bottom with some trim. It would look something like this: https://www.elitetrimworks.com/images/product/P/pvc_beadboard_52_inches_tall.jpg

    Another popular type of wall board is board & batten. Which looks something like this: http://decorchick.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/IMG_5841.jpg

    Wishing you the best!

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    • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Jan 31, 2018
      Well, to be honest, I thought of that too but you said the kitchen was on the other side of the door, so I thought that there might be cabinets and/or appliances there. That would mean a full remodel of your kitchen too and that's not anywhere in what you wrote. :)

  • Dfm Dfm on Jan 30, 2018
    your kitchen is by the front door....that’s so messed up. Check and see if any of the walls are load bearing. My first thought is to do an open concept kitchen / living area.
    leave a pony wall in place to hide the sink and dishes.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jan 30, 2018
    remove all the wall possible

  • Jane Jane on Jan 31, 2018
    Unless your going to go thru the expense of removing the wall, why remove it if it's a pocket door? Just keep it open. Paint it the same color as the wall.

  • T T on Feb 01, 2018
    looks Like a great place for a barn door. Purchase online the hardware. Very inexpensive. You could remove your
    pocket door and paint it to use as the barn door or even add to the door to give it a more rustic look if you prefer that. Remember a barn door is referring to the above the door railing and doesn’t have to be really rustic looking. Google different images to find your style. It’s all about the overhead track.

  • Audrey Brown Audrey Brown on Feb 05, 2018
    Yes, I decided to do a chalk board on sliding door them reclaimed wood on sides, will post pics!!