10.19.10

Opaque Glass Wardrobe Doors

Using glass in the creation of wardrobe doors is becoming a popular option and it is a practice that is having some spectacular results. Rather than using clear glass that would effectively put your belongings on display, the alternative is to fit the doors with opaque glass.

White opaque glass is the effect that you are going to get when you create the doors, but the finished product need not be a complete wall of glass. This could look a little overwhelming without any other material to break it up. What looks particularly effective is a door that features another material such as wood or even coloured glass that is broken up by smaller panels of opaque glass.

With some imagination and perhaps some expert advice it is possible to create your own unique look for your wardrobe doors using opaque glass as the feature that helps them stand out.

In the meantime here are some ideas for using opaque glass in the construction of wardrobe doors that gives a pretty good indication of how versatile it can look. Depending on the surrounding materials and the colours that are used, you can either accent with the opaque glass or create a feature look with it.

When you buy or design a fitted wardrobe you will have the option is choosing the doors that are used to front them. The option of opaque glass is a very cost effective one when compared to some of the other choices available. Naturally, pre-made opaque glass doors are going to cost a lot less than the doors that you have custom made.

In some situations the glass may allow a faint shadow to be seen from the outside giving a hint of what may be stored inside. Where this may be particularly effective is if you use a set of large opaque sliding doors in front of the walk-in wardrobe. They can be made floor to ceiling if required and can create the appearance of a feature wall or a faux window and be concealing an entire wardrobe behind.

Opaque glass is only one of the great options available to anyone looking to make a big impression through the doors of their wardrobe. You can achieve the same effect by using translucent sliding doors or mirror wardrobe doors. Take a look at any of these options when considering a new set of replacement wardrobe doors.

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10.17.10

Japanese Style Wardrobe Doors

The idea of creating a look that is different to the norm is high on the list of design creations for many people. In the western world, different can often send thoughts east to the Orient. Types of doors that will have impact for the fact that they are not seen as often are Japanese style wardrobe doors.

The proper name for these panels is a shoji screen and they are simple and elegant in their design and appearance. They are at their most appealing when made from wood and paper in the traditional way and are perfect for setting up a themed room.

Shoji screens are able to be adapted for use in a number of different applications, one of which is as sliding wardrobe doors. But they can also be put to work as static screens, folding doors or even as a wardrobe wall to create a more eye-catching wardrobe.

Because of the light materials with which these screens are made they will help to lighten the room. They will also form an impressive backdrop to other furniture pieces in the room ensuring that the clean lines feature prominently in the room.

One of the big bonuses with using shoji screens as your wardrobe door of choice is the ease with which they can be installed. The weight of these screens is far less than the normal weight of built in wardrobe doors and so carrying them into the house and putting them into place is a far easier task than would otherwise be necessary.

Similarly the price of Japanese style wardrobe doors is considerably cheaper than what you would have to pay for other materials such as solid wood, mirror or glass. When you consider what these screens are made from, rice paper and light timber slats, it is little wonder that the costs are kept quite low.

In some cases it is possible to furnish the room with imitation Japanese style wardrobe doors using the same basic look and design but with different materials. This would give you the attractive look of the shoji screens but they would be far more durable. Sliding wardrobe doors made from opaque or frosted glass and framed with wood can be an option that recreates this look for you.

Moving away from the idea of shoji screens for a minute, some people may think of cherry blossoms or kanji figures hand-painted onto wardrobe doors as more of what they were imagining when they were hit with the idea of Japanese style wardrobe doors. This is another option that will also provide you with wardrobe doors that give you a real Japanese feel.

Japanese artwork and styles that are distinctive as hailing from Japan are just as relevant if you are attempting to decorate in a way that will pay homage to the Japanese culture and style. There are many ways in which it can be done so as to create a tasteful and elegant bedroom design incorporating the Japanese features.

The doors featured here could be classed as part of the range of premium wardrobe doors that are being made and used today.

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08.25.10

Buy Premium Wardrobe Doors

The doors on a wardrobe are possibly the most important part of the process of buying and installing a new wardrobe. Your wardrobe doors are the face of the wardrobe and will affect the way the room looks when they have been installed. They are also the moving parts of your wardrobe so they will come in for the most wear and tear on a daily basis. Buying premium wardrobe doors will be important and you shouldn’t cut corners when it comes to price.

Part of the process in choosing suitable wardrobe doors to finish off a new unit that is being made for your room is to look through the premium wardrobe doors available in the various wardrobe showrooms. Most companies stock a number of different ranges when it comes to their wardrobe doors from the cheaper, lower quality doors to the premium grade. Apart from the price, which will naturally be higher for the premium range, the doors are more likely to be of sturdier construction.

While you will pay a little more for your premium wardrobe doors you will also expect that they will last longer.

Companies tend to slap the premium label onto their doors as a way of indicating to their customers that they are getting a higher quality product. It may also be a way of justifying the higher price.

When buying a wardrobe door that is advertised as a premium door you should be looking at the materials used in the construction of the doors, the materials used in the sliding mechanism if it is a sliding door and any of the design work that has been incorporated into the face of the door.

You might consider that a premium wardrobe door will be constructed of solid hardwood such as oak, maple, walnut, beech, cherry, etc. This is as opposed to a door made from cheaper materials such as MDF. If the door is more than just a plain door, such as wooden surrounds with glass inserts, a translucent sliding door or a mirrored sliding door you would expect the quality of the glass and the way it has been fixed to be high.

Often, the best way to ensure that you are getting the highest possible quality of wardrobe doors is to have them custom made for you. If you can find a reputable craftsman who specializes in making quality wardrobes you can be confident that the materials that are used in the construction will be of the highest grade and that they have been specifically made for the wardrobe to which they are being fitted.

06.4.10

Contemporary Beauty With Translucent Sliding Wardrobe Doors

When aiming to make an impression in the bedroom you may be best served if you turn to your furniture to do the job for you. There are some ultra-modern looking materials that you can use to turn what would otherwise be a boring, mainstream cupboard into a piece of contemporary craftsmanship.

Smaller rooms containing large storage pieces such as fitted wardrobes or even large stand alone wardrobes require a few little tricks to make the most of the space. Fitting the wardrobes with sliding doors is a basic way to preserve the space in the room and you can fit sliding doors that promote a truly modern appearance in the room.

Your clothes storage does not have to be an unremarkable piece of furniture that goes unnoticed inTranslucent Sliding Built In Doors the room. It can be a stylishly designed wardrobe that stands out for all the right reasons. What would otherwise simply be a cabinet that contains shelves, hanging space and drawers could be turned into a noticeable piece of furniture with a set of sliding translucent wardrobe doors installed in the front.

In some cases the translucent effect of these kinds of doors creates a shadow appearance behind which can supply a subtle hint as to what might be lying behind. It will also allow the room a lighter shade that will give it the impression of being a little larger than it actually is. Clever mood lighting can be placed at the base of the wardrobe just inside the doors so that they cast a soft light from within the cabinets.

Pairing frosted glass panels with other materials such as wood, PVC/vinyl or composite materials gives you the option to mix the colors and styles as you please. A set of translucent sliding wardrobe doors are the kind of doors that you would have custom made so that they are designed to provide you with the exact look that you require. They will make up a large proportion of the room so no matter what you

Another variation on the translucent sliding wardrobe doors theme is an option from the Japanese culture known as Shoji screens. These screens are sliding doors that are made using translucent rice paper and wood. They are particularly delicate looking doors and provide a distinctive Asian flavour to the room.

Translucent Sliding Walk In DoorsAs an entrance into a walk-in wardrobe a set of translucent sliding doors would create a stunning effect at one end of the bedroom. The contemporary appeal of a set of shiny translucent doors leading into a generous dressing area complete with hanging cabinets and open shelves creates a very appealing image indeed.

There are many ways in which wardrobe doors can be set up to provide real value to an existing bedroom. Even an older, more traditional room will find that it is suited to the inclusion of these sorts of doors that may replace the more solid (and darker) wooden doors.

A brief word about safety if you are planning on having a set of translucent sliding doors made for your wardrobes. Whenever using glass panels they must be made from safety glass in order to comply with building code regulations, so make sure that this is the type of glass you are using if you are commissioning the work to be performed by someone other than a building professional.

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09.27.09

The Purpose Of Mirror Wardrobe Doors

One of the most popular choices when deciding on the type of materials to use in the construction of built in wardrobe doors is the mirrored finish. Mirror wardrobe doors effectively solve a number of problems in the bedroom, particularly those bedrooms that are short on space or that are dark.

Mirror wardrobe doors are especially convenient for both storing clothes and dressing in small rooms. The wardrobe contains the clothes and the doors can thereby be used as a full length mirror, for the convenience of dressing in a small space without the obstruction of a standing full length mirror.

Mirrors are useful in creating unique decorative opportunities. Large mirrors can achieve the optical illusion of making a room appear larger than its actual size, which is an especially nice feature to add the illusion of space to a small room. Opposing door mirrored closets look as if they reflect two separate reflections rather than one solid reflection, and opposing door closets also take up space when the doors are opened. Sliding mirror wardrobe doors reflect the room more consistently and conserve the space by sliding one door under the other on a track. The frames for the closet mirrors are made out of materials which can be chosen to coordinate with the decor of the room. A wooden frame for a mirrored wardrobe door is one type of frame, and silver and gold are some other frame choices which shine like the glass.

Though the mirrors for the doors are usually made out of tempered glass which resist breakage, mirrored doors are still more suitable for adult rooms rather than children's rooms. Glass can easily get marked up and finger printed by a child, so to keep the doors clean and minimize the amount of cleaning which will need to be done to the glass, keep the mirrored wardrobe doors in the adult rooms where the glass will not be touched directly.

Instead of taking up wall space with a full length mirror or wall and floor space with a full length standing mirror, mirrored closet doors provide a wall of mirrors which are built into the closet, so the room can be used for two purposes without sacrificing space. If the wardrobe has wardrobe mirrors, the doors can be used by two different people at the same time, making it easy for couples to get dressed together. Mirrored closet doors can also extend from the floors up to the ceilings, and can be as long as 10 feet, or longer. This is a much larger field of view to dress in than the field of view created by a hanging full length or a standing full length mirror.

Mirror wardrobes are not only restricted to built in wardrobes with free standing units also available sporting full length mirrors installed within them. Again, these wardrobes are extremely useful over and above the mere storage capacity they afford.

When you go out to buy a new free standing wardrobe one of the options you should be sure to investigate is the range of wardrobes that contain mirrors. Mirrored wardrobes don’t necessarily cost any more than wardrobes made using other materials. However, they will be heavier than, say, a pine wardrobe due to the added weight of the glass.

Even when there is a basic choice ahead of you such as a wardrobe containing mirrored sliding doors, difficult decisions such as choosing the trim color and the height that the mirrors will extend must still be made. You may also go for the more modern look of a softer mirrored finish from a translucent sliding door. This is all done as part of the wardrobe design and should be decided on early in the process. Making the decision too late could prove to be a costly exercise.