Bypass Sliding Door – Wall Cavity from house into Garage
I have an existing stair case in one garage bay that allows entrance into the house, into a very tiny mudroom/drop zone. About 2 feet over, I have a large office that I want to convert to a mudroom/office space.
My question is, can we (contractor) build a wall cavity from the interior into the garage alongside the existing garage landing? See photo. Trying to limit the amount of swinging doors and remove the office/mudroom walls, since 99% of the time the office doors will be opened. I would love to tuck a sliding bypass door into the cavity to keep the room open, and close when I need to take a call in the office. I already have the landing 3ft into the garage so its not really encroaching on more garage parking space.
To be clear, the existing fire rated door will remain the entry point from garage into the house, this was just to ‘store’ the interior bypass pocket door so I can keep the wall open as much as possible.