Roomscape? Anyone ever heard of that word? I’m sure it’s widely used somewhere, but for the time being I’m under the delusion that I made it up! I made it up because I was looking for an interesting word to describe the way a room feels; the way it looks; and the way it flows !
I’m going to show you a super cool way to make it better!
Wish You Had A Pocket Door?
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been in people’s homes and had them say to me, “I just wish they would have put a pocket door here when they built this place. It’s been driving me nuts for years!”
These owners are often unwilling to part with the money it takes to tear out the drywall, remove and alter framing, install a pocket door frame, maybe re-route electrical and/or plumbing, and fix it all just to get that pocket door.
Pocket doors are great space savers because they eliminate the space needed for the door to swing, and they open up wall space where the door would normally “park” when open. They just aren’t the easiest thing to do after-the-fact! Enter this great new product…
Wall-Mounted Sliding Door Hardware
How cool is that? This new hardware from Johnson Hardware does some great things:
- Allows you to retro-fit a pocket “like” door where there is a swinging door now.
- Gives you an option to close off a dining room or home office in a classy manner (easily!)
- Just plain looks cool!
I promise you that you’ll be seeing this in new houses that could have easily installed a pocket door. They want to show off the door, and the cool hardware. I know because I’ve installed similar systems in some high-end projects. Do this, and you’ll be on the cutting edge.
I’m not getting paid a penny to tell you this, but I want you to know that Johnson makes some great hardware. I learned this the hard way unfortunately. The chief complaint about pocket doors is that they don’t operate properly. I’ve had to fix more than I care to remember.
Even in recent years I’ve had jobs finish only to get a call-back on the pocket door hardware. When I went to look…they put in the cheap stuff. It’s hard to believe because every time I ever send a carpenter after a pocket door frame, I tell him “Get the Johnson, make sure it’s the Johnson .” Literally…just like that!
So, you can rest easy with this hardware. It’s the Johnson Hardware’s Series 200 Wall Mount. You can buy it at Home Depot, Lowes, and local building supply outfits nationwide. (if they don’t have it in stock, you can special order the one you need)