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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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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04.8.10

A Mirrored Wardrobe Is Worth Considering

There are a lot of different factors worth considering when it comes to buying a new wardrobe. Some of them will have been thought of while you may overlook others. The wardrobe doors should be one of the prime considerations because the doors represent the face of your wardrobe.

When buying a new wardrobe, regardless of whether it is a fitted or stand-alone wardrobe, it is well worth considering making it a mirrored wardrobe. There are a number of different design features that can distinguish your wardrobe furniture from the everyday so that it will have its own character and add charm to the room.

The most commonly seen mirror wardrobe may be a built-in or fitted wardrobe where the entire exterior door surface comprises a mirrored finish. This is a great way to add light to the room plus it will help to give the illusion that the room is actually larger than it really is. There are a number of mirror tints that you can choose that will subtly alter the color of the mirror if you want to match other pieces in the room.

These mirrored wardrobe doors are usually sliding doors that have been designed to smoothly open and close, taking the added weight of the mirror with ease. For something that looks a little different there are also fitted wardrobes with mirrored doors that are hinged swing doors. Because they are a little less common they provide an interesting point of difference over the other types.

Not all people want to install a fitted wardrobe in their bedroom but this doesn’t mean that the wardrobe can’t feature a mirrored finish. There are many different types of oak or pine wardrobes where a mirror can be added. The mirror will be nowhere near as imposing as that on the fitted wardrobe but if the wardrobe is positioned appropriately the mirror can catch the light at certain times of the day to improve the brightness of the room to the full extent.

You may find stand-alone wardrobes containing a mirror either in the center of the wardrobe or on one or more wardrobe doors.

Another version of a wardrobe that can make full use of a mirror is a walk-in wardrobe. Admittedly this situation is a little different because the wardrobe is located in an entirely different room but the type of mirror and its position will make a big difference to the functionality of the space. How the mirror is positioned as well as its size are just as big factors in a walk-in wardrobe as they are with a fitted or stand-alone wardrobe.

Other wardrobe articles:

Your Choice of Wardrobe Doors
The Purpose of Mirror Wardrobe Doors
Types of Sliding Wardrobe Doors

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12.8.09

Replacement Wardrobe Doors

There are quite a few benefits to installing a fitted bedroom wardrobe, many of them to do with the added storage they provide in the room. But one of the little bonuses you get is the ability to easily alter the doors. If you need to buy replacement wardrobe doors they are readily available from door manufacturers regardless of whether you have a custom-built wardrobe or a standard sized one.

As with all types of furniture, your built-in wardrobe can be damaged in any number of ways and as the face of the wardrobe, the doors will bear the brunt of whatever knocks are going to occur. Replacement wardrobe doors can be bought in just about any style that you desire which enables you to alter the entire look of the bedroom if you feel the need.

In some cases it might be easiest to simply return to the wardrobe installation experts where you originally bought your wardrobe for a replacement quote. However, you don’t have to be tied to the one supplier. Sliding wardrobe doors are fairly standard in their operation and so you should be able to buy a replacement door from any supplier. This gives you the freedom to shop around and base your selection of a new door on the style, colour and look rather than be limited by the range from a single dealer.

When you have bought you new doors and have had them delivered, installing them yourself should be a simple process. It would probably be a good idea to have the old, unwanted doors taken away at the same time to avoid having to find storage space for them.

The simplest wardrobe doors to replace are obviously going to be sliding wardrobe doors because they can be simply lifted off their tracks and the new doors placed on. Hinged wardrobe doors will require the same careful measurements and may have to be custom made when you go out to buy new ones. Installing the doors yourself will simply take a little more work to ensure they are hung straight.

It doesn’t matter whether you require glass doors, mirror doors, translucent sliding doors, pine doors or laminate doors they are all available in a staggering array of styles and colours. Similarly you may want to update from mirror wardrobe doors to a solid, painted finish or change from louvered wood to frosted glass. By replacing the doors of your bedroom wardrobe you will be able to update the look of the room effortlessly and at little cost compared to the cost that some makeovers run to.

12.6.09

Your Choice of Wardrobe Doors

The wardrobe doors are effectively the most important aspect of your wardrobe from an aesthetics viewpoint. They may be plain facades that are simply a functional means of giving your clothes a place to live, or they may be highly adorned with inlaid work that make a statement and set the tone for the rest of the room.

Your wardrobe may be fronted with sliding doors, a common door style of built-in or fitted wardrobes and something of a space saver, or the doors may be hinged, either single swinging doors or folding. The way in which they operate could depend on the amount of space you have in the room or the space they take up in the wardrobe cabinet itself.

These days the types of wardrobe doors available are seemingly limitless with new and creative materials used to front them. In the past a pine wardrobe would contain pine doors and an oak wardrobe would be closed with oak wardrobe doors. This sort of uniformity is no longer the case with modern wardrobes custom built to have doors that are made of the same materials as other features in the room.

Mirrored wardrobe doors are old hat in some people's eyes and are really only found these days on antique wardrobes. Materials such as stainless steel, laminate and an assortment of plastics are the preferred facings for today’s wardrobe doors with the ultimate in a contemporary new look being the use of translucent sliding doors. Within these materials are various creative designs and colors created to give the wardrobe a unique appeal.

Another important feature of wardrobe doors that you have complete control over is the hardware used to open and close them. Just because the wardrobe you buy contains door handles that are particularly ugly doesn’t mean you’re stuck with them. A wide selection of wardrobe door handles can be found at any hardware or furniture store and are very effective at changing the entire tone of the wardrobe.

There are so many options for wardrobe doors from the color used to the wood used. You may feel as though you need to stick with the original antique wardrobe that you bought and that’s perfectly acceptable. It’s all a matter of style. Different décor styles that these doors have to offers would be anything from plain wood sliding doors to gorgeous stained wood or even stained glass. There are a number of online retailers and a lot of different retailers that have these doors in stock and ready to go and just as many custom-made door suppliers who will be able to build wardrobe doors from your own design.