Space for Door Swings

Making sure you have enough room for your doors to function is an important part of designing a space. A wonderful space loosses its panache if the door bangs into the back of the sofa, or if there isn’t room for someone to pass by while the door is open. Avoid the problem by knowing how much room a door requires and plan accordingly. Hinged door swings Measure the width of the door. Allow this amount of space in front of the door and against the wall where the door rests when fully opened. This is the minimum space the door requires for full function. If the door opens into a hallway, add 36 inches of maneuvering space in front of the door and at least 6 inches on the wall. This accommodates people passing in the hall while the door is being opened. If the door opens onto a READ MORE