Sliding Wooden Closet Doors

DecorDezine Staff Nov 18, 2018
Do you have closet doors that occupy too much of functional space? You can always replace them with sliding doors which look more classy and neat.
Sliding doors are the most practical option if you have limited space in your room. Since they slide parallel to the closet, no additional space needed to open or close the door. Various options available in style and material, so that you can match them with the rest of your home interiors.Wooden ones are most preferred for their classic aesthetic appeal.

Advantages

If the room is small, standard swinging doors may not open completely due to the clutter of furniture around them. Clearing their pathway is not always an option. Installing sliding closet doors made out of wood. As the doors are mounted inside the wall and glide smoothly parallel to the closet, they do not take up any of your floor space.
You also get an additional free space against the wall, where you can put up frames or wall hangings. Another advantage of sliding doors is that they are absolutely noiseless, as they move smoothly on the rails. Thus, there is no annoying creaking noise whenever you open or close your closet.

Styles

There are several options in terms of wood colors and grain blend, so that you can choose one that goes well with the rest of your furniture. The doors are also available in various design patterns and finish.
Often, sliding wooden closet doors come with a built-in mirror, which further increases the functionality of the doors. Moreover, the mirror reflects the light thereby making a small room appear larger. You may also combine wood and glass in the design of your wooden closet door to enhance its look and utility.

Installation

Sliding wooden closet doors come in pre-assembled form or they may be assembled on site. Pre-assembled doors are easier to install, hence are the most preferred variety of sliding wooden closet doors. Sliding doors can also be assembled later, on the job site during the construction or remodeling of the house.
Installing involves fair amount of complexity and so, you need a professional. Since, sliding doors insert into the adjoining wall, the part of wall needs to be removed. This is to accommodate the door when you open the closet (this is why they are called pocket doors). Breaking the wall may cause a lot of inconvenience, but the end result is worth it.
It is important to buy quality sliding wooden closet doors, if you wish to cut down on future maintenance charges. Always buy ones with metal wrapped studs so that they can sustain all sorts of weather without undergoing any deformation.