Whenever we set foot inside a room, we immediately make a judgement. A household’s look and cleanliness makes an impression that’s hard to shake, which is why sliding wardrobes come into their own as fitted furniture – improving appearances, swelling your storage capacity, and adding an element of style that will court appreciative nods when guests visit.
There are several things you ought to know about sliding wardrobes, so we’ve put together an introductory guide to get you started.
Assessing your dimensions
Before you pick out a preferred design for your sliding wardrobe, it’s vital to perform a measurement of the area where you’re planning to install it. Are you considering a wall-to-wall approach, or a standalone fixture?
Log the dimensions of the room before you hunt for a viable sliding wardrobe. These notes will prove invaluable when you finalise a purchase, clarifying how many doors you’ll need and whether you’ll require a custom-made design.
Selecting your style
All sliding wardrobes require top and bottom tracks that enable the doors to slide in one smooth action. This basic mechanism aside, sliding wardrobes are highly customisable pieces of furniture – both in terms of their size and appearance.
Potential door designs include double-sided models (which offer you room to actually step inside the wardrobe itself), shaker-style doors (which come with a flat centre panel, square edges and slim profiling), and minimalist doors (which offer a classy, sleek appearance). You can also select the number of shelves you want inside.
Sliding wardrobes can be framed or unframed, with a wide selection of body materials to choose from. Mirrored doors may be the most popular choice for bedrooms, but wood, oak, veneer and frosted glass are available too.
Pick a panel
Finally, you’ll need to select the type of panels your sliding wardrobe will benefit from. Both single and multi-panel doors are available, allowing you mix and match shades to create your own unique wardrobe design.
Multiple panels add a touch of panache to the room, whereas single panel sliding wardrobes accentuate a minimalist décor. If your doors aren’t being fitted on a full wall space, you can also invest in end panels, which protect the sides from wear and tear.
As contemporary bedroom furniture, or simply serving as handy storage spaces around the home, sliding wardrobes are unbeatable. Fitted furniture models can even bump your property value up, meaning they’re always worth considering for a redecoration project.
Be sure to check out all the designs available to you, and don’t rule out the prospect of unique panel and material combinations. For further assistance on designing and purchasing sliding wardrobes for your home, get in touch with the Hartleys team today.