July 1, 2021

Because Sometimes You Need To Hide a Door

I share some highlights from my visit to our Beacon Hill project. We’ll shed some light on closet doors—literally. And show you why sometimes a door needs to go into hiding.


If there is one thing NS Builders is known for, it’s our intentionally crafted design and construction. And we love products that are functional and innovative. Here is a perfect example of how a small detail can really light up a room. Or in this case—light up a closet space. The electricians have been busy installing low-voltage jamb switches (BETTERSWITCH) in every closet. These energy conservation devices eliminate accidentally leaving the light on in a closet. The lights automatically turn on or off when you open or close the closet door. There are two magnets—one goes in the door and the other in the jamb. When the magnets connect, the light turns off. Open the door and release the connection, the light turns on.  


In this home, we have a door to a bedroom and a door to a closet sharing a very tight wall space—literally a foot apart with a few inches of wall on either side. We knew it was going to look too busy—distracting visually—so we made a design recommendation: The doors should not compete with each other. The bedroom door would be the architectural door—the one your eyes will focus on—and the closet door would go into hiding. In fact, the closet door will be wallpapered to match the wall.

It’s time to discover what NS Builders can intentionally craft for you! Contact us today to get started on your custom dream home. Together, we can make it happen.

—Nick Schiffer


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