Improving the Doors in Your Home

When it comes to protecting your home, the doors are the first and last line of defence. If you do not have a good set of doors in your home, you are asking for trouble. I discovered this the hard way when my home was broken into. The doors were old and wooden and not very strong. As soon as I had reported it to the police, I called in a contractor who could recommend some strong quality doors to protect my place. The contractor was great and I learnt an awful lot from him. I hope you enjoy my blog.

Two situations in which you should consider replacing your side-hinged wardrobe doors with sliding doors


Here are two situations in which you should consider replacing your side-hinged wardrobe doors with sliding doors.

Your current wardrobe doors are uncomfortably heavy

If your current side-hinged wardrobe doors are very heavy and you struggle to open them because, for example, you have arthritis or another health issue that affects your grip strength or arm strength, then it might be time to get a set of sliding doors for this wardrobe. The reason for this is that because sliding doors need to fit within the set of fairly narrow tracks that enable them to move, they tend to be relatively thin and light. This, in and of itself, can make them easier for those with less physical strength to move.

Additionally, sliding doors, as their name suggests, are designed to glide easily across their tracks; this means that as soon as you push them ever so slightly, they immediately gain some momentum and begin sliding of their own accord, without you having to push them any further. In contrast, if you have big, heavy side-hinged doors, you might have to pull or push them quite forcefully to get them to gain momentum and open and close quickly. As such, if you'd like to minimise the physical exertion required to use your wardrobe doors, then sliding ones could be a good investment.

Your bedroom is lacking floor space

If your bedroom lacks floor space and this makes it hard to navigate it or if this gives it a cramped look, then putting sliding doors in place of your current set of side-hinged wardrobe doors could be worthwhile. Whilst side-hinged doors, that move outward into the bedroom space when opened, can lead to you not being able to store anything on the floor area across which they move or to walk through this space when the doors are ajar, sliding doors, that move across a horizontal axis when they're being opened or closed, take up no floor space beyond the area where the tracks lie.

As such, by getting these doors, you could potentially free up enough floor space to allow you to fit, for example, an ottoman at the end of your bed, or an accent chair or a dressing table in this space, even if the bedroom as a whole is quite small. Alternatively, you could simply enjoy the sense of spaciousness that freeing up this floor space adds to your bedroom. 


28 June 2022