The choice of sliding robe doors over conventional hinged, or even folding wardrobe doors is a straightforward one. Sliding doors not only change the look and feel of the entire room, but are practical, durable, and optimise the available space. Your traditional hinged variety require swing space to open fully, and can impede the traffic flow through even an amply-sized bedroom. The sliding door wardrobe without needing that swing space can therefore be much bigger, giving you the great excuse to buy more clothes and shoes!
The use of glass in home interiors has increased rapidly, especially over the past few years. Its popularity is mainly due to the durability, versatility, ease of cleaning and maintenance, and the multitude of textures, designs, and effects that glass can offer. In addition to which, when choosing a simple classic style it also won't constantly need replacing to keep up with changing trends.
Glass is a modern and cost effective method of injecting some style and personality into your home's design. Its light reflecting quality ensures that you are making the most of the available natural light in the room, and giving the impression of more space. Utilising the reflection with well positioned minimal artificial lighting also creates a relaxing ambience perfect for a bedroom, especially with mirrored wardrobe doors.
When installing a new wardrobe, think of how its configuration will best suit your requirements. Consider your routine, where is the best access for your shoes and accessories, and where to place the hanging space, shelving, and drawers. Floor-to-ceiling designs allow for optimum storage solutions utilising the normally dead space on top of the wardrobe that can easily otherwise get cluttered and messy. Awkward spaces, and irregular or sloping ceilings can be taken into account as each space is individually measured and fitted.
The more popular of the sliding robe door finishes are black cote glass, white cote glass, mirrored, and vinyl covered. A combination of finishes is a great idea, for example black cote glass and mirrored. This is a practical way of adding depth to the room, as well as letting you check your appearance. The black cote glass finish is sleek, stylish, and masculine, however the overall feel of the room can be softened by bringing in sumptious textures such as walnut furniture and soft furnishings in light tones. White cote glass on the other hand is light, airy, and sophisticated, and the accompanying decor options are limitless, whether your style is traditional, shabby chic, industrial, minimalist, or contemporary. Using all mirrored panels extends the illusion of space and maximises light. This will magnify your decor, so if you are incorporating a brightly patterned signature wall it may be best adjacent, and not opposite, your mirrored wardrobe. If an impact is what you are looking to achieve however, vinyl covered door panels can match an existing interior design or colour, or maybe even finished with a specialised bespoke design of your choosing. Ideal for the kids’ room or to co-ordinate with the specific colour scheme you may have in mind.
So whatever your tastes, the glass sliding robe door is an adaptable, functional, practical, and above all, good looking option. A specialist will be able to assist you with any query about our mirrors and robes and we provide a free measure and quote service.