Is It Easy to Install Sliding Doors on a Wardrobe?

Is It Easy To Install Sliding Doors?

With almost 40 years of experience in luxury furniture, we frequently help customers with the question: Is it easy to install sliding doors?

When upgrading your bedroom, one of the most practical and stylish additions you can make is sliding door wardrobes. They provide ample storage space and have a sleek and modern appearance that can elevate the overall look of your room. However, many of our customers wonder whether installing a sliding door wardrobe is simple or if it requires professional help.

This blog will explore the ins and outs of sliding door wardrobe installation.

Benefits of sliding door wardrobes

Sliding door wardrobes offer several benefits that you haven’t considered. Here are a few lesser-known benefits of sliding door wardrobes:

Improved accessibility

Unlike hinged doors, sliding doors don't swing outwards. It indicates you can place furniture or other items in front of the wardrobe without obstructing the door. Also, this makes it simpler to access the wardrobe's contents.

Reduced noise

Sliding door wardrobes are typically quieter than hinged doors. It can be beneficial if you have a partner or roommate who is easily disturbed by noise.

Improved organisation

Sliding door wardrobes can help you stay organised by providing easy access to your clothes and other items. To maximise storage and keep your possessions organised, you can customise them with extra shelves, drawers, and hanging rods.

The Sumo Sliding Door Wardrobe by Emmebi has a unique bi-coloured leather design. You can add a jewellery tray if you want to organise your collection.

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Comparison with other wardrobe options

There are several different types of wardrobe doors you can choose from. Here are some differences between hinged and sliding door wardrobes:

Hinged doors allow you to see the entire contents of the wardrobe at once, whereas sliding doors only reveal a portion of the wardrobe at a time.

Sliding door wardrobes are great for smaller spaces because they do not require any space in front for the doors to swing open. On the other hand, wardrobes with hinged doors need ample space for the doors to open completely.

Factors to consider before installing sliding door wardrobes

There are certain things to think about before installing sliding door wardrobes:

  • Door configuration: Sliding door wardrobes come in single-door and double-door mechanisms. For smaller rooms, a single sliding door may be more practical. Larger rooms can accommodate two or more sliding doors.
  • Available space: One of the most important factors to consider before installing sliding door wardrobes is the space in your bedroom. You need to ensure there is enough room for the doors to slide back and forth without obstruction.
  • Storage needs: Think about what items you will store in the wardrobe and how much space you need. Consider if you need additional drawers, shelves or hanging space and if the sliding doors allow easy access to your belongings.

If you prefer increased storage, the Wardrobe Design # 36 by Logo is perfect. These can also be customised to order with sensor lights, aiding you in a visual sense.

Is It Easy To Install Sliding Doors?
Is It Easy To Install Sliding Doors?


Common mistakes to avoid during installation

The installation of sliding door wardrobes is a complicated process. It’s easy to make mistakes that can lead to costly repairs. Here are the most common mistakes to avoid:

  • Not using the right tools: Before you begin installing your wardrobe, make sure you have a hammer, screwdriver, and spanner available. Using the wrong tools may lead to a faulty installation of your wardrobe.
  • Lack of correct measurements: You must properly measure the area where the installation will take place to get the best sliding door wardrobe installation. This could result in the wardrobe not fitting properly, which affects how it functions.
  • Unleveled floors: Don’t forget about the floor! It's important to ensure that it is level even before you start installing the wardrobe doors. If it’s not levelled, your doors might not open smoothly.

Tips to ensure a successful installation

When it comes to installing your new sliding door wardrobe, you want to make sure that everything runs smoothly. Always follow the manufacturer's instructions when installing sliding door wardrobes. This will ensure that you install the wardrobe correctly and that it functions properly.

Installing a sliding door wardrobe can be a complex and time-consuming task, especially if you lack experience in carpentry and construction. Consider hiring a professional installer with the expertise and tools to complete the job correctly and safely.

We at FCI design spaces that are both functional and beautiful. We've been designing residential and commercial spaces around the world for years, from London to the US, Africa and the Middle East. We're committed to providing an amazing experience for our clients every step of the way - from initial design to installation.

In conclusion

Installing sliding doors can be a complex process and requires a level of skill and expertise. While it may be tempting to attempt a DIY installation, it is best to rely on professionals who can ensure that it is done right.

We understand the importance of having a high-quality sliding-door wardrobe that fits your preferences. That's why we design and create customisable wardrobes with sliding doors that look great and function smoothly.

At FCI, we want to help you achieve your dream wardrobe space. Our expert design team will work with you to create the perfect solution for your space. We also encourage you to visit our showroom to see our sliding door wardrobes in person. If you have any questions and would like one of our designers to answer some of yours, reach out today.

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