As high density living becomes more common, renovators and designers have found a way to separate rooms without compromising on space, with cavity doors.

Looking beyond traditional hinged or bi-fold doors, a sliding cavity door allows homeowners to regain floor space.

Cavity door solutions comprise three key components, the cavity frame, the door, and the track upon which the door retracts into the cavity, disappearing from view. Unlike swing doors which take up valuable floor space when opening and closing, a cavity door solution does not impede on living space, or obstruct furniture or fittings.

Director of Marketing at Corinthian Doors Athina Solomou says the cavity door system is becoming popular amongst city dwellers.

“Cavity door solutions are increasingly being specified in many homes and apartments where space is at a premium, areas such as the laundry, bathroom, ensuite, and pantries are taking advantage of the space gained with cavity door solutions,” said Athina.

A common trend is integrating cavity door solutions within key areas of the home to create a feature, such as creating an entrance to theatre rooms, games rooms and walk in wardrobes.

“Cavity units give homeowners the advantage of separating living spaces or creating open-plan living areas,” said Athina.

“For example, using a cavity unit between rooms creates the perception of more space.”

The extra space gained from a cavity unit means greater decorating freedom.

Furniture can be placed in the space that would usually be taken up by a door that swings out.

For a minimalist look that uses sleek and clean lines, choose a door design that easily blends in with a wide range of interior style.

Alternatively, for a standout feature, use handles that add a unique touch and choose a door colour, material or style in contrast to the rest of the room.

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