Our new home has a pocket door between the master bedroom and the upstairs bathroom.

Which side should the lock be on?

Locking from the bathroom would allow a guest to prevent a host from accidentally entering the loo while its in use, but allow a guest to easily snoop in the hosts' bedroom.

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Locking from the bedroom would allow for the (low) chance of a host barging in on the WC, but would nearly negate the chance of a guest entering the master bedroom.

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It's currently set up to lock from the bathroom, but I'm thinking of switching it. I'm torn.

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I suppose being able to lock on both sides would be the best of both worlds (though it would require me finding a new latch/lock at the hardware store that allows for that) as the only downside would be having to walk "the long way" every once in a while to unlock the other side.

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It's awkward as I don't want a mischievous visitor to snoop but I also don't want a guest to feel like I might suddenly open the pocket door from the bedroom side.

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@levisan You know those lock on 1 side, house internal door (bath or bedroom) knobs all have that small round hole centered on the non locking knob? Thats so you can stick a small metal rod or screwdriver in there to unlock it in an emergency (or if your kid decided to lock its bedroom or a guest passed out in the bathroom).

Hide a small rod (wire coat hanger piece held by 2 pin sized finishing nails) on top of the door frame so you can pop the locked knob from its "outside" side if needed.

@levisan add an occasional use only 2nd lock to the pocket door, bedroom side to lock it down whenever you plan on locking up the master bedroom.

@Klaatu that seems to be the consensus on the tweeter too

@AdamAtSea I had no idea this was a thing... it just needs to come in pocket-door style.

@levisan They are common in hotel rooms where you have the option of booking two tandem rooms.

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