If using a bifold door for guest bathroom how does it close from inside. Knobs on both sides?

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  • 4 weeks ago

    I would not used a louvered door for a bedroom or bathroom as it serves zero sound barriers. Use a solid bifold paneled door if there is enough room without having to squeeze through the passage opening, as a bifold door will take up about 3 to 4 inches of space in the open position.

    I would attempt to fix the pocket door as my first option.

    However, a bifold door can work. We installed a 36" bifold door in a small bedroom atop a set of steps. We partially submerged "bin" handle on the inside to create a low profile handle, with a hook and eye lock. That was 30 years ago ant it still works perfectly.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Thank you everyone for your replies. I have a pocket door now and frequently comes off the track. I either need a new track and ball bearing wheels or replace the door. Not enough room for a traditional door so I thought a plantation louver bi-fold might work. It would match the closet down the hall way. It is a guest bathroom. A knob on both sides, one for opening and one for shutting inside.  A simple latch lock would work. Yes?

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  • 4 weeks ago

    It's not meant to be operated from both sides Your most likely will or someone will get pinched from the inside 

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  • 1 month ago

    Use a lock on the inside so guest can slide to lock.

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  • 1 month ago

    Yes you add a knob inside. And put a hook inside so it can lock :)

    • Assahola
      Lv 6
      4 weeks agoReport

      Yeah but a bifold door was not meant to be operated from both sides The pocket door makes the most sense the bifold won't last 

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  • Sandy
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    1 month ago

    try making a pocket door. they can lock.

    • John Alden
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      1 month agoReport

      Perhaps she does not want to rip apart her wall to do this.

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