Door heights and sliding door

tzameretApril 5, 2014

We are remodeling a small apartment in a modern high rise building, where the ceiling heights in the living room/kitchen and bedrooms are 270cm or 9ft.
All the internal doors come off a corridor/hallway that has 240cm/8ft ceilings.

1. What is the ideal door height in terms of proportion and scale?
210cm (6'8")? 215cm (7'?) or 220 (7'2")?

2. Our door supplier will charge the same for whatever height we choose. He is recommending that we go as high as possible, since he believes higher doors look more elegant and will make the ceiling look higher.

3. I have also heard that lower ceilings make spaces feel larger so perhaps there is no need to make the ceiling appear / look higher ....

We are also planning to have a sliding door into the ensuite master bathroom, an internal bathroom with no windows (this is an apartment in a modern high rise).

The advantage is the space saving and the fact that we can leave the door open while showering or while cleaning the shower
The disadvantage is the noise of the door on the tracks.
My husband would like a sliding/pocket door and I feel a leaf door would be better!

Would love any thoughts and experience.

Thank you all very much!!!

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dekeoboe

What is the ideal door height in terms of proportion and scale?
210cm (6'8")? 215cm (7'?) or 220 (7'2")?

What width will the doors be?

    Bookmark   April 5, 2014 at 9:25PM
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tzameret

The width of the doors are 80cm or 2'11'

    Bookmark   April 6, 2014 at 1:20AM
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sofiajonsson

There are three things to consider when choosing which system is best for you:

Door Size: There are 10 standard UK door sizes so if you already know the door size you will be using then the tables below will guide you to the overall wall opening size you'll need to take the framework.

Frame Size : If you have the space or are at the design stage, you can use the maximum overall dimension of the framework to give you your door size and the final wall opening size - maximum flexibility and choice.

Wall Thickness: The idea is to build the wall thickness as the studwork - 75mm (3") or 100mm (4") - which are the two standard studwork sizes generally in use, so that you can directly continue the standard 12.5mm plasterboard over the pocket providing the finished wall thickness of either 100mm (4") or 125mm (5"). Further layers of plasterboard can be added to increase the overall wall thickness.

    Bookmark   on Tuesday at 6:11AM
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dekeoboe

I am thinking this question got answered since they were remodeling a year ago.

    Bookmark   5 hours ago
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