Sliding barn doors to hide laundry area; slide out of the way to be completely unobtrusive when you need to work within the space I don't much care for the barn look but the slide door is cool even a pocket door would be a good idea
The hearth and the Salamander can also mean happiness and if Montag chose to be happy or not. The two things in his life his home and his work. Did it really make him happy. He chose happiness over this home and his work by reading the books.