Wood Sliding Closet Doors Or Hinged? Which Is Best For You?

Since the door to your closet is intended to be a purchase that is long lasting it only makes sense to look at the different aspects to ensure you are making a decision that is wise.  There are many factors that go into your purchase of a new closet doors from style to color, material, and even the door type.

You need to understand what each type of door does and how it functions to determine if it might be the best option for you.  Below you will find the different options that you have for closet doors explained so that you are making a wise decision based on space requirements, usage, and even required maintenance.

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wood closet doors

Sliding Doors

As the name implies, sliding doors are doors that move horizontally along a track at the bottom and the top of the closet.  These doors make a style statement with their sleek, contemporary look.  One of the great benefits is that there is not a lot of room that is required due to the fact that it moves to the left and the right.

Sliding doors can be made from many different materials, not just wood.  Look at the materials and what they have to offer.  Wood is a durable material but it does require some maintenance.  There are more cost-effective materials out there, but this could result in disadvantages as well.  So if you plan to buy a material other than wood, you need to look into what it has to offer and what the drawbacks are to make sure you are completely informed before purchasing.

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Hinged Doors

Hinged doors, or swinging doors, are very common when it comes to an option for a closet.  When you use a door that is hinged there is an improved visibility.  You are able to better spot things because the door opens to allow for a  full view of what is inside your closet, unlike sliding doors which conceal one side.

When you use a hinged door you can also hang things on the back of the door, such as bags, scarfs, and belts. You will be able to customize the color of the door as well as the style that you want.  The downfall to these doors is the amount of room that needs to be made for the door to open.  You need to make sure that the floor space is clear so that your closet door can open without being obstructed.  Check you floor space before purchasing.

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Bifold Doors

Another option that you have when it comes to closet doors is a bifold door.  These doors are similar to sliding doors but instead of one panel, these doors consist of many smaller panels that fold and glide on a track.  This option is more affordable than sliding doors are.  These doors also improve the visibility of your closet contents.

One of the downfalls to these doors is that they have many moving parts.  Over time bifold doors are much more prone to the everyday wear and tear, especially when they are roughly handled.  Sliding doors are able to be used for openings up to ten feet in width but it is best that bifold doors only have a maximum of seven feet. Each door comes with its own individual set of pros and cons, you just need to find the one that will work best for your home.

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    Closet Doors by Closets of America provide homeowners with a functional yet creative, elegant style that adds a stunning look to your home’s interior. Designed for style, dependability, and performance, closet doors can add a striking focal point to a room or blend seamlessly into your space. From sliding options to hinged and folding choices, you can be sure Closets of America’s Closet Doors will offer you the best selections for your enclosures.Customize your closets with traditional closet doors or enhance your interior with a uniquely customized look. Design a sophisticated pantry door or an elegant closure to your walk-in closet. Closets of America’s Closet Doors are available to secure any sized frame in your home with a variety of materials, colors, and styles. Add beauty to any room with the perfect closet door to match your interior design.
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