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If your planning to self build or renovate your home, then it is worth factoring in your storage requirements at the design stage. This will enable your designer to come up with some great ideas to maximise storage options with minimal impact on the feeling of space.
And with the ever-popular trend of clutter-free homes and the flood of great storage hacks on social media, it’s no wonder that homeowners are keen to ensure there is adequate storage in their homes.
When it comes to bedrooms, built-in wardrobes are popular choices for maximising storage space, and opting for sliding wardrobe doors can help to maximise usable space in the rest of the bedroom.
In many cases zero-rate VAT can apply to fitted wardrobes, where the wardrobes are installed floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall. Unlike freestanding or carcassed wardrobes, Spaceslide’s sliding wardrobes can be considered building materials, rather than furniture.
Benefits of Sliding Wardrobe Doors
Use the Spaceslide configuration tool (opens in new tab) to design your own sliding wardrobe doors
- Takes up less space than standard hinged wardrobe doors, with less impact on the surrounding space as doors slide rather than open outwards
- Can be customised to any length, height and colour
- Often available in floor-to-ceiling configurations to maximise on storage space
- Mirrored door versions are available, which give the illusion of more space and bounce light around the room (typically a hinged wardrobe doesn’t offer a mirrored exterior)
- Suitable for children’s rooms
- Can also be used as a sliding partition door into a dressing room/walk-in wardrobe
Can I Install Sliding Wardrobe Doors Myself?
If you are a keen DIYer, sliding wardrobe door kits are available for you to install yourself. But do ensure that you only take on this task if you are capable, otherwise it will be a false economy. If in doubt, speak to your chosen supplier about their installation services.
Expert Comment on Room Dividers
With Spaceslide’s online design tool, plus a network of seven showrooms, you can order your bespoke sliding wardrobe doors, direct for delivery to your home. Alternatively, take advantage of Spaceslide’s installation service, where you can opt for a full home survey and installation.
Andy Briggs, resident interior designer at Spaceslide (a Which? Trusted Trader), explains how room dividers can help improve the space in your home
“Whilst open-plan living remains popular, we are seeing more cases of homeowners wanting to section off the space in their home. A glass room divider is a great solution as it can create different zones, such as a snug or home office, without losing the flow of light. This is particularly effective in smaller properties where both space and light is at a premium.
Use the Spaceslide online design tool (opens in new tab) to begin creating your bespoke sliding doors.
“If light isn’t a factor, get creative with style options by having a different finish on each side of the divider. This works well when sectioning larger bedrooms to create a dressing room, with coloured glass on one side to complement the bedroom’s design, and a mirrored finish on the reverse for trying on outfits.
“Our made-to-measure sliding doors are available in a range of styles and finishes, including clear, frosted or coloured glass, allowing you to easily transform your space.”
*Main image: Signature Sliding Wardrobe Doors with Mirrored Doors and a fineline Wild Wood (opens in new tab) panel from Spaceslide
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