If you want to get a door for your wall closet, the first two factors to consider are its location and the space available around it. The style of door that fits into your closet will depend on these two, and then the general design of your room.
Let’s take a look at some of the most popular varieties of closet doors and their features:
- Conventional Hinged Doors: Hinged doors with single or double panels are suitable for small or medium-sized closets. However, there needs to be enough space around to allow them to open properly. They are conventional doors that can be easily be found at any store or even build as a DIY project. You can get hinged door in many materials like wood, steel, vinyl, and plastic.
- Sliding Doors: Sliding closet doors are ideal for closets that don’t have space in front of them as they are installed on tracks fixed inwardly to the outer edges of the closet. These doors come in a variety of materials like wood, glass, and vinyl. Sliding doors also are a great place to attach mirrors, so you can have a full-length mirror without allocating extra space for a dressing table. Moreover, mirror sliding doors are a great way to create illusion of space in small rooms.
- Bi-Fold Doors: If you have a large closet that runs several inches along the wall, we suggest bi-fold doors. These doors fold to open wide and allow easy access to even the interior parts of the closet; open them completely and your closet becomes fully accessible. These doors come in a variety of looks -- from rustic to contemporary, so you can choose one depending on the decor of your room. The only caveat with them is that one, you need some space in front of the closet to allow them to fold, and second, they come with more moving parts than other styles of doors and therefore, may need a little more maintenance. However, custom bi-fold doors ensure optimum quality and proper fit with your closet, which makes them last very long.
For wall closets (also known as reach-in closets), you can pick one of the above-mentioned styles. If you want a temporary fix, hang a floor length curtain made of canvas or just drape a beautiful tapestry -- you get your closet covered, and you have a nice, medieval look to your home as well!
We would like to know how you decorate your closets. Send us your ideas, opinions, or photos of your closet through the comments section.