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Sliding door ideas for small homes

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Sliding doors are the perfect choice for small homes as every inch can really count. If you're not swallowing up floor space with traditional doors that open into a room, your property can feel instantly and exponentially larger. Plus, sliding doors always look great and have a myriad of uses.

Interior designers have been using these innovative solutions for years but we've recently started to notice them coming back into style in a big way.

If you thought you should only use them in your bedroom as a wardrobe door, think again and read on!

1. Faceted sliding doors make a statement

And good sense in a studio flat.

2. Rustic and country style always looks great

And are great for separating a kitchen and dining room.

3. Frosted glass bathroom doors

Sliding frameless glass doors:  Sliding doors by Ion Glass
Ion Glass

Sliding frameless glass doors

Ion Glass

Let all the light in but swallow up no space.

4. On the back of a small home extension

Sliding Folding doors:  Sliding doors by GK Architects Ltd
GK Architects Ltd

Sliding Folding doors

GK Architects Ltd

Sliding doors offer an easy connection to the garden, which makes the house feel bigger.

5. Simple white sliding doors

Look like wall panels, unless you know differently!

6. Go bright and bold

West London house:  Sliding doors by Viewport Studio
Viewport Studio

West London house

Viewport Studio

If you want to add some fun to a small, one room home.

7. Galvanised steel doors

Steel resin sliding doors and cupboard:  Sliding doors by Ligneous Designs
Ligneous Designs

Steel resin sliding doors and cupboard

Ligneous Designs

Instantly capture an industrial aesthetic.

8. Sliding wardrobe doors

A classic, but this modern take makes a built-in wardrobe look so much more romantic.

9. Glass-panelled sliding doors

 Sliding doors by homify

Luftiger Raumteiler: Schiebetüren mit viel Glas


Are ideal when your home is small and you need to maximise light flow.

10. How fun is this sliding blackboard door?

Immensely useful too!

11. Sliding doors in a living room

Perfect for changing the function of a small living room as need and occasion dictates.

12. How about using sliding doors as a fluid room divide?

This room might be smaller but the functionality is clearly defined by the door.

13. Frosted glass sliding doors

Frosted Glass Sliding Door partition in Cambridge:  Sliding doors by Go Glass Ltd
Go Glass Ltd

Frosted Glass Sliding Door partition in Cambridge

Go Glass Ltd

Perfect for privacy, natural light circulation and they won't need a big room sacrifice.

14. Perfect en suite doors

Sliding doors:  Sliding doors by gregblee

Sliding doors


Especially in smaller homes where space is tight.

15. Ideal space dividers

​Studio Flat Room Divider Sliding Doors by Bravo London.:  Walls by Bravo London Ltd
Bravo London Ltd

​Studio Flat Room Divider Sliding Doors by Bravo London.

Bravo London Ltd

Small homes need to divide the space cleverly to avoid feeling like a bedsit. Sliding doors are great for exactly that!

For more small home inspiration, take a look at this Ideabook: Simple ideas that WILL improve your small living room.

Where could sliding doors be helpful in your home?
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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