Not sure if you should install sliding wardrove doors or hinged wardrobe doors in your bedroom? It can be difficult to choose if you’re getting something custom-built, or even simply upgrading your existing closet doors to give your bedroom a new look.

Knowing the benefits and drawbacks of both sliding and hinged wardrobe doors can help you make a decision.

If you have questions about hinged or sliding wardrobe doors, this article might help you get the answers you need. Read on below to find out more.

Accordion-style wardrobe doors

One type of closet door to consider is an accordion-style design. These are hinged and spin outward when they are opened. They are often associated with traditional styles and décor, but don’t worry! They won’t look old-timey. There are a lot of modern accordion options that look very sleek and contemporary with clean lines. A lot of closets use this design as it is both space saving and aesthetically pleasing.

The main advantages are:

 door frame, which is one of the most essential advantages. The lack of a track means that there is greater room within the closet.

  • Hinged doors are ideal for rooms with timber floors, particularly old timber floors found in character homes since they do not need the installation of tracks in the floor as sliding doors do.
  • A full-length mirror may be stored on the back of the door.
  • It’s typically simpler to fix a hinged wardrobe door since the hinges may be changed.

The main disadvantages are:

  • To open, accordions swing out into your bedroom’s available space; therefore, hinged wardrobe doors require more space than sliding options.
  • Hinged wardrobe doors may need to be more lightweight to ensure they don’t break the door hinges; this can sometimes mean less premium materials or a failure to achieve the style you’re going for in your bedroom.
  • Hinged designs are quite often pricier than sliding designs of the same size.
Wardrobe doors to choose

Sliding Panels

Sliding panels open and shut by sliding along a track. The addition of a sliding panel with a tracked design to a wardrobe might give it a more classical look, but it can also provide a modern appeal to the space. A walk-in closet may also have sliding doors installed as an optional feature.

The main advantages are:

  • Mirrored sliding panels may be used to reflect natural light and make a room seem larger and brighter
  • They need much less space to open
  • They come in a variety of materials, including mirrored and coloured glass
  • They offer a sleeker, more contemporary appearance

The main disadvantages are:

Users should be aware that sliding panels may slam on shutting with some designs. On mirrored sliding panels, this can be very dangerous. Fingerprints are also a very common complaint with frameless mirrored sliding designs. Sliding doors might suffer jamming difficulties over time due to the accumulation of dirt and dust in the tracks as well. The tracks must be cleaned and vacuumed on a regular basis to maintain them and keep them free of dirt and debris.

Consider your room’s decor and style before making a decision on which sort of wardrobe doors to use. There are lot of different types of materials out there including mirrors, timber, vinyl and melamine.

To find the perfect option for your bedroom it’s recommended that you ask an expert. Consider the layout and design of your bedroom as well as your own style and what you may need in the future.