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Pocket Doors Offer Accessibility in Every Home

Did you know that the smallest room in your home can be the most dangerous?

Every year hundreds of thousands of adults seek emergency care for injuries sustained in bathrooms from falls and other accidents. Injuries are from grabbing loose fixtures and doorknobs for support to slipping on surfaces. Fortunately, many mishaps are avoidable by just changing your interior doors.

The Benefits of Pocket Doors

Pocket doors should always be considered for interior design, especially when people have specialized needs. With smooth-operating pocket door frame hardware, everyone can enjoy safe, effortless room access throughout their home. Space-saving pocket doors enrich living by providing more usable space and enduring functionality.

A typical bathroom is five feet wide and eight feet long, with a swinging door consuming about 25 percent of its floor space. Pocket doors open up that space for obstacle-free access. It eliminates the temptation to grasp doorknobs for support too.

Pocket Door Expertise

A licensed builder and NARI-certified remodeler, Gary Grabowski of Greater Home Services LLC, says, “My expertise is universal design – making home modifications to help people of all abilities, sizes, and ages. Pocket Door systems enable easier access to bathrooms and other spaces, improving everyone’s life.”

Quiet, smooth-operating pocket door hardware makes doors so effortless to operate people can slide them using their fingertips. Easy-to-use privacy locks are also available. Pocket doors let contractors create streamlined looks by allowing single or converging sliding doors to vanish into wall recesses.

“When people picture pocket doors, they may recall sliding doors from decades ago that jammed, had worn rollers, and came off their track,” says Grabowski. ” Johnson Hardware’s Pocket Door Hardware Systems optimize accessibility and safety for everybody, whether relying on walkers and grab-rails or having no mobility challenges. The last thing anyone needs is swinging doors and threshold barriers. “

Contractors can install pocket door frames wherever wall space allows, and retrofits are a snap. Johnson Hardware is rigorously tested to meet American National Standards Institute quality standards. All parts are made in the USA. For more information, visit

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