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I'm getting ready to gut my 1st floor bathroom. We have a cheap accordion door there now. As far as I can see, keeping the accordion door is the only thing to do. A pocket door would not be wide enough and there is electrical in the wall. Any ideas on what to do, or a source for better accordion doors.

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We had a nice bi-fold door in a similar space between two bathrooms. Probably less privacy than accordion door provides.

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It looks,like,your only other option would be an outswing door opening toward the entrance door , if it would clear the fridge . You would have to keep the door closed all the time , but who wants to look at a bathroom from the kitchen anyway .

one other thing , keep that cast iron radiator. Sand blast it and paint it . They put out great heat .

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If I out swing towards the door, it will hit the fridge. Fridge is all the way back and sticks out an inch. Swing towards fridge would me a dented fridge in my house. Swing in is not an option. So looks like accordion door. Anyone know where I can get a good quality one? I've gone through 2 ones from the big box in 4 years. 

I had no plan on replacing the radiator. Love the cast ones.

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1 hour ago, i07nyc said:

If I out swing towards the door, it will hit the fridge. Fridge is all the way back and sticks out an inch. Swing towards fridge would me a dented fridge in my house. Swing in is not an option. So looks like accordion door. Anyone know where I can get a good quality one? I've gone through 2 ones from the big box in 4 years. 

I had no plan on replacing the radiator. Love the cast ones.

Maybe try bifold raised panel closet doors ? 

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Another vote for the bifold door. I used one to close up the entrance to my basement from the living room /kitchen area. It's no where near as tight as your area is, but Regular door sounds stick way further than I would like when it's open. The bifold is a good compromise. And it looks good too.

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Since your gutting could the sink(can't judge from the pic) be moved more towards the corner? Then an in swinging 24" door may be possible. 

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I don’t want to spend aaaalllll your money...but by the looks of it your fridge is a bit older...why not get a counter depth fridge? Then you’re open to all kinds of openings...it’s a win win..now you have a fridge for your garage,basement cave.

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That is a counter depth fridge. Its 4 years old and was hella expensive.

If you ever go to buy an old house and your wife says this house has a lot of character, just remember, character equals design problems.

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8 mins ago, i07nyc said:

No can do. Doorway is 28" and wall is only 25" deep. A peeping toms dream.

You can do anything you want if you have the right guy and can pay him.  

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Looked at those Woodfold doors. Those look pretty good. Other option I ran across is move the switch and go with bypass barn doors. Only slight problem with moving the electric, which I won't know until I tear things out is, I think the lathe is pretty much right on the brick on the outside wall. My wife was thinking of leaving the 2 outside walls exposed, so I could run wire in a race but not sure if she'll like it.

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