Love sliding doors, but it isn't always feasible to have a pocket door, so this is a great alternative
Wood floors, sliding door (not like pocket doors)
Naturally Cool:: A dining table and an artful chandelier mark the transition between the cooking and living areas. Because the eating area is more distanced from the other zones, it works equally well for casual gatherings and quiet dinners for two. A high ceiling with exposed-wood beams makes the area seem more spacious.
A bright red door by Los Angeles architect Barbara Bestor. Photograph by Aaron Farley for Paper Magazine.