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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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.

09.24.09

Types Of Sliding Wardrobe Doors

Clear Glass Sliding Doors

If you are looking for a unique way to personalize a closet, and add a little style then check out the types of sliding wardrobe doors available for you. What type you ultimately choose may be determined by factors such as price or style taste. The range is going to be extensive enough that choosing may well take up a good proportion of your time.

Sliding wardrobe doors come in a variety of colors, material make up, and a choice in added accessories. The average closet will have basic wooden sliding doors, with a functional rather than flashy hardware knob for opening and closing the door. But if you are looking to add style to your bedroom or closet area you may need to check further into the differing styles of sliding wardrobe doors. Take for instance the clear glass sliding wardrobe doors shown above. This is a perfect exacmple of how far you can take it.

If you have a particular style design to your home decor, then choosing wardrobes with sliding doors that complement this style is a must. If you have a more modern style to your home, then you can check into the more contemporary sliding doors with a metallic-like finish, and up to date hardware. If your house follows a more classic style, then a sliding wardrobe door with that classic wood finish and perhaps something a little more showy such as gold hardware is an excellent complement.

Wooden Sliding Wardrobe DoorsWhen you have decided between going with a more modern look of sliding wardrobe doors or a classic wood finish you can turn your attention to added features such as the style of hardware and mirror accessories. The hardware for a classic wood style can range anywhere from a basic gold knob to more elaborate options and metals such as brass, chrome or steel door handles. Always check to make sure that the hardware for the sliding wardrobe doors flows with the rest of the houses design. The hardware for a modern style of sliding wardrobe doors is often complemented with a silver color square like handle, or anything that is contemporary in style.

Mirror Wardrobe Doors

Besides the hardware to match your sliding wardrobe doors there is also the consideration of placing in mirrors on the outside. Sliding mirror wardrobe doors are more often seen on the modern style of sliding doors, but they will look good with just about any style or design. If you decide to place mirrors onto your sliding wardrobe doors, make sure they also complement your overall style. You don’t have to limit yourself to merely opting for complete mirrored wardrobe sliding doors, a look that has been very popular for a long time. You can also get creative with the way the mirrors appear, perhaps opting for an array of small mirrors placed together to give the doors a more modern style.

Overall, sliding door wardrobes are a great way to add to your home decor. Once you decide on which style of door to go with, the task of settling on the type of trim, handles and door railings will complete your project.

For more options you can also visit the wardrobe doors page.

09.4.09

The Choice of Sliding Wardrobe Doors

One of the choices you will be confronted with when buying a new wardrobe is the style of doors that will become the main feature of the wardrobe. Obviously, this won’t be so much of an issue if you are buying a free standing wardrobe because you basically get whatever it has already been fitted with, but if you are designing your own bespoke wardrobe the doors are going to be one of the more important decisions to make.

A really nice option and one of the more popular types of door for a wardrobe is the sliding door option. There are any number of types of sliding wardrobe doors to choose from starting with glass sliding doors, wood finishes in maple, oak, walnut or pine or combination wood and glass doors. Move on to doors with mirrors and you can get some very nice fitted sliding mirror wardrobe doors, it's simply a matter of choosing the kind that fit in with the existing room.

In the past installing sliding doors on wardrobes was fraught with all kinds of danger because the tracks were often not built to withstand the constant use that a wardrobe gets. These days this is no longer the case with a smooth sliding door almost guaranteed for life.

A sliding door allows you to make the most use of whatever space you’ve got. Swinging doors require enough room to allow them to open fully and still have the space to walk past them. In a bedroom space is often at a premium. Sliding wardrobe doors can be made to measure so that they fit your space perfectly. They give you a smooth closure and will keep on working for years.

Installing Sliding Wardrobe Doors

When you have a fitted wardrobe installed the normal procedure is have it done by the professionals to ensure that the job is guaranteed. However as a means of saving on costs or if you have changed the doors and must put them in yourself, there are a few considerations to take care of.

It is important to get the size of your doors right the first time. It may be possible to trim the doors if they are too large and you are using a solid wood material, but this won’t work with other types of doors.

As long as the tracks are already installed you can use them as a template for your new doors. Measure the old track so that you can work out how long the new track needs to be. After removing the old track you will have to cut the new track to size and then secure it to the top edge of the opening making sure the screw heads are flush with the track.

If your new door has top rollers to help keep it stable check to see whether they are pre-installed. If they are not you will have to attach them to the top edge of the door.

When putting the doors into place, seat the top rollers first angling the door so that the bottom is angled towards you. Once the top is in place allow the bottom of the door to swing into place so that it slides into the bottom track.

This job should only be a single person job although for some of the large and heavier glass doors it would be advisable to make it a two person job when attempting to seat the doors in the tracks.

It is worthwhile taking your time over the selection of your new sliding wardrobe doors because this is what everyone will see as the face of your wardrobe. You will want them to match your room’s décor so that it looks as though the wardrobe is an established part of the room.