Try This! – Organize Your Small Home with Accordion Doors

Living in a small space can be a challenge when it comes to separating the space into different sections and rooms. A great way to section off spaces in your home is through the use of accordion doors. I always love to add an unusual spin to my decorating, and accordion doors are easy to install and come in tons of styles to match your décor. Here’s why accordion doors are a hot feature to add to your home this season:

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Adding Privacy in the Laundry Room

Laundry rooms are where things are kept neat and tidy; where dirty clothes go in and clean ones come out. It is really important to make sure that this space is kept clean and fairly private. In many homes the laundry room is next to a garage or a restroom. Although this is convenient, it can bring in dirt and toxins that might mix with clean clothes. Adding a stylish separator like an accordion door is a great way to separate the laundry room and keep it fairly private and out of sight.

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Visual Break from the Kitchen

Many small homes have an open concept layout which you can separate using a stylish accordion door. This is an easy way to separate the décor and create a visual break between the two rooms. Installing folding partitions between the kitchen and the living room or dining room will also keep these rooms cleaner and keep all those stuffy scents from cooking out for good!

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Stylish Twist on the Traditional Closet Door

Usually closet doors slide from right to left, but having accordion doors gives your space a whole new look! Don’t think accordion doors have to be the plain wooden ones you may have seen in older homes in the past. On the market, there are lots of great styles you would never link of – stainless steel with glass panes, mirrored doors, or the traditional wooden frames in warm neutral tones. These doors are durable and easy to operate which make them perfect for closets.

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Creating a Workable Space in Your Garage

Garages are meant for our cars, but let’s be honest -a garage serves multiple purposes. Many times using the garage as storage, a laundry room, or a tool shed isn’t something that is completely unheard of. If this space isn’t organized it can get out of control quickly. An accordion door is a great way to keep the car separated from the rest of the garage items. This will do two things: it keeps a designated, separate space for the car and allows you to utilize the space that isn’t being taken up by the car. These garages could really use an accordion door to separate the spaces:

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