Why You Should Pick Sliding Doors for Your Built-in Wardrobes

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Why You Should Pick Sliding Doors for Your Built-in Wardrobes

26 February 2015
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Are you choosing a design for your built-in wardrobes, but can't decide on the type of doors? The two main choices are those that open up or simply slide to the side. To make the right choice, you should find out more about some of the advantages of sliding doors. By doing so you might discover that they are a great match for your requirements. Here are a few reasons why sliding doors are advantageous:

They Provide a Tidy Appearance

Doors that slide to the side tend to blend in well with the surroundings of the room regardless of what the interior décor looks like. For that reason, when they are in the open position they are not in the way, and also don't stand out. In some cases you might be happy with keeping them in the open position all day long without being bothered by that fact that they are. With traditional doors that open outward from the wardrobe it would be inconvenient to have them in the open position since they would get in the way.

They Can Fit More Items

Due to the fact that sliding doors don't require the space in front of the wardrobe to be free, it means that you can have larger wardrobes fitted. This means you'll be able to fit in more clothes in a wardrobe that has sliding doors than with one which have doors that open outwards. It is not uncommon to be able to fit 2 or 3 times as much items when opting for the sliding doors. Learn more by talking to suppliers such as Westglass.

Easier to Install

If you have ordered a flat pack wardrobe, then the sliding door option has the advantage of being easier to install. Some people find it difficult to hold the door steady while fixing a traditional door to the wardrobe via the hinges. Whereas, with sliding doors all you have to do it place the door into the sliding tray, and it is ready to be used. The ease of installation is particularly useful for those of you with minimal DIY skills.

The only thing to keep in mind is that the area to the side of the wardrobe needs to be free in order to have enough room to slide the door in during installation. If you don't have enough room while the wardrobe is in the desired position then you will have to install the sliding doors beforehand.