Pocket doors were a key feature of a recent basement conversion carried out by Hawkespur. The integrated doors slide into the walls leaving no door protruding into the room and no slamming risk. In the basement conversion Hawkespur carried out, natural light was in short supply so the doors allowed for the spaces to be opened up into one large area enabling the light to flow through.
Pocket doors can also maximise the use of a small space such as a study or downstairs loo:
Where space is limited:
Glass pocket doors can optimise natural light: