The only issue with door is that you lose that wall space where the door rests when open. You can make more space by changing it into a sliding door.
Think of the price difference between hiring a carpenter to install a true pocket door, and mount one of this by yourself. Of course you’ll save more by doing it on your own. Plus, you can have the freedom of deciding how it should look like.
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