Built-in wardrobes are constructed as part of the wall compartment. This is in contrast with walk-in wardrobes which are almost considered rooms of their own. There are multiple designs available for your wardrobe doors, each impacting the overall aesthetic of the wardrobe. In this piece, we will be looking at the different design options available for built-in wardrobes Sydney as well as their respective advantages and disadvantages.
Hinged doors use the typical hinged mechanism in their operation. One advantage of this design is that the mobility of the door is dependent on a set of hinges. Conventional hinged doors have three hinges. The implication then is that the door can still operate reliably even if one of the hinges has some structural damage. The door can even operate if two hinges are damaged, albeit with much more difficulty. These hinges are also made of galvanised metal, meaning that they do not rust easily. This lengthens the useful life of the doors.
One disadvantage of this door design is that it requires space for the swing arch of the door. Thus, this door may only be suitable for individuals with large rooms. Another disadvantage of this design is that the wood supporting the hinges may be prone to structural damage, especially if the hinges are damp. Also, hinged doors increase the probability of incidents when swinging the door open.
Just as implied in their vocabulary, sliding doors use a sliding mechanism in their operation by placing one door in front of the other to allow easy sliding.
The advantage of this design is that it saves space and is ideal for individuals with relatively small rooms. This means you can even have some things place right next to the wardrobe. This design is ideal for built-in wardrobes in corridors. Another advantage is a lower probability of knocking yourself on the door while opening it. Sliding doors also add a sense of elegance to the entire room’s aesthetic.
The disadvantage of this design is that the mobility of the door is fully dependent on the sliding rail. Consequently, the door becomes difficult to move in the case that the sliding rail suffers a dent.
Mirror wardrobe doors may be added to either hinged or sliding – door wardrobes. This adds a bit of elegance in the design and offers a convenient place to have a mirror. The main advantage of this design is that it adds more luminance to the room as the mirror reflects light and disperses it all over the room.
One consideration when it comes to mirror designs combined with a hinged door is the increased likelihood of breaking the mirror through impact with some object when opening or closing the wardrobe.
To separate the three terms of functionality, you may want to base your decision on the aesthetic you’re aiming for as well as the space available.
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