How wide are your bathroom and bedroom doors?

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Topic by MICHAEL55 posted 05-10-2009 05:25 PM 7489 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-10-2009 05:25 PM

As we speak, Kurt the Contractor is dismantling the bathroom. I’ve had to revert to “Plan B,” with hints of “Plan C,” but the bathroom will morph into something brighter, drier, and more user-friendly.
He just removed the huge 1955 built-in cabinet “thing” and discovered that, yes, we can put in a new and wider door.
The current door into the bathroom is 28-inches wide. There are two bedroom doors in the same area of the hallway. They are each 30 inches wide and they can not be replaced.
Should I replace the bathroom door so it matches the other two 30-inch wide doors? Should I live dangerously and go for 32-inches…or 34…on the bathroom door?
The bathroom is only 7×9 ft. It can not be made “handicapped accessible,” but the doorway can be wider than 28.”
What would you do?

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05-11-2009 03:58 AM

Are there issues, or is it just something that bothers you? I would leave it alone unless there’s a problem you’re trying to solve. But it’s your house, and your personal satisfaction has value, too.

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05-12-2009 11:54 AM

If you don’t mind spending the money on a new door make it bigger or go to 30” like the other doors in the area…but I wouldn’t spend the money if I really didn’t have too.

-- Todd- Oak Ridge, TN

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05-14-2009 02:50 AM

It’s pretty common for bathroom doors to be 28”, wider doors on bedrooms are intended to make it easier to move furniture etc it. The problem with a wider door on a bathroom is that the doors usually swing in, and it can make a small bathroom feel VERY small if the door corners you into the back of the room, or uses up all your wall space that could be used for towel bars or cabinets. I always think it’s best to give the illusion of more space IN a small room over having a perfectly matched set of doors in the hallway. That’s my opinion anyways. The right answer is always what works and looks best to you.

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05-02-2014 12:00 PM

Hey, if you are feeling that good about it, why not go for the full monty? A Pocket Door.

-- Measure twice, cut once.

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