Pocket doors are an excellent solution for enclosed and tight spaces like pantries and bathrooms. These places need a hinged door. Pocket doors are also good for home offices where you can close the room easily while studying and working and slide open the doors when the room is not in use.
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Types of pocket door locks
Pocket door locks are usually available with two functions:
- Passage or Non-locking
- Privacy or locking
Passage pocket door lock
- Perfect for closets, laundry rooms, and pantries
- It functions as a pull
- Allows to slide the door in and out of the pocket
Privacy pocket door lock
- Ideal for bedrooms and bathrooms that need to be locked.
- It also features an emergency release button on the exterior side.
There are various options to consider in pocket door locks that depend on:
- Your budget
- The model
- If you need a locking system
- The installation time.
Common pocket door latch set
This is the easiest and most affordable option. It comes in different latching options.
- You can use the two passage sets available one on each door, if you do not need the doors to be locked.
- If you need one door to be locked into the other door then one of the locks would be privacy and the other will be the receiver.
- The privacy locks in the receiver.
- Different brands have different cut-outs so if you need to replace the existing one, the latch has to be taken off, the height and width of the cut out is to be measured
Flush and edge sets
You can go with separate flush and edge pulls.
- This will need either four-flush pulls or two edge pulls.
- Two privacy bolts will be needed if you want them to lock for privacy.
This is an expensive option that needs a professional to install it.
- This works with both single and double pocket doors.
- Mortise locks use a special robust bolt mechanism which is better than the other common latches.
- Some brands offer 5 different finishes Polished Brass, Oil Rubbed Bronze, Medium Bronze, Satin Nickel, and Silver Patina.
Pocket doors and locks can expand the potential scope of your home. Look at your house and see if they are perfect for you.