If you are considering custom closets, then you should consider sliding doors as an important point. Sliding doors differ from the standard hinged door system. The main advantage of sliding closet doors is that valuable floor space can be saved while opening or closing doors. When you open or close a closet, the inconvenience of shifting the furniture no longer exists if the sliding closet doors are incorporated into your custom closet design.
A variety of common materials such as wood, plywood or glass can be used to make the sliding doors. You may also have’ mirror’ panels in some designs that will enhance the room’s virtual space. There are three custom closet designs for the sliding doors. Multi-panel doors, by-pass doors, and two-fold doors are the three sliding door types available. A foreknowledge of the different characteristics of the different varieties is necessary in order to know which style best fits your storage requirements. Sliding closet doors, wherever there is a closet, can add style and space to any room.
Multifold doors consist of more than two similar door material panels. The panels of such sliding closet doors are interlocked on their longest edges with each other and function like a louvers accordion. When the last panel is pulled, all the other panels will pass over each other and stack in a corner, providing the most open space when fully opened. Multifold panels are best used when looking for a custom closet option of smaller or medium size. The usual panel size range is between 10 and 40 inches per panel. They look like a series of vertical blinds when closed.
There are only two panels for the bypass closet doors. Such sliding closet door panels are placed along one track with their flat surfaces sliding over each other. The panels slide across adjacent metal tracks along the closet’s outer frame. Compared to the other two panels, these panels save the maximum utility space on the floor. But, even when opened, the panels of such custom closet design have a certain drawback. The closet is only half open when the doors are fully open as both panels slide to one side. Bypass panels, like the clothes wardrobe, are a feasible storage option in wider closet system designs.
Bifold panels are a multifold panel combination with bypass panels. It’s actually a multifold like a by-pass with two panels. This combination of the designs allows the bifold closet doors to collect the best features from the other two sliding closet door types. Although the design of a closet system with bifold panels takes up somewhat more open space than the other two types, the space used is much less than that of the hinged doors.
Additional advantage comes with sliding closet doors. They are one of the easiest idea for home improvement to do-it-yourself. In any home improvement store, DIY kits with pre-assembled panels and accessories are readily available. The DIY feature allows even more cost-effectiveness of the sliding closet doors due to the savings in the installation money.