There are essentially two types of closets, those you can walk into and those you can’t. Reach-in closets pose the biggest challenges, not the least of which are the doors used to access them. The doors you decide to use when redesigning your closet space are important and we’re here to explain why. When you are looking for the best custom closet design company in Doylestown, trust the experts at Closets For Less.
If you have room, a swinging door is the best option for a closet because it gives you full access to the inside. The downside is that you can’t swing a door into a single-depth closet, and a standard out swinging door means nothing can be in its path. On the plus side, there isn’t a lot of hardware that must keep the door in place so chances of it coming off its hinges are minimal.
Your next best bet if space is too tight for a swinging door is a sliding door. But these bypassing slabs are prone to racking, binding, and even popping off their tracks, and you can only get at one half of the interior at any given moment. Swapping out the generic hardware for heavy-duty hardware limits the problems and is well worth the cost in the long run.
Because they afford access to the full width of the closet while gobbling up only half as much floor space as swing doors, bi-folds are tempting. Until you realize they’ve got twice the number of moving parts as sliding doors and twice the opportunity for binding or falling off their tracks.
Sometimes building a closet isn’t practical for economic or design reasons. Armoires still make a lot of sense for hanging items. You’ll have to trade off a little storage space (about 10-20%), but an armoire can have several advantages over a closet of comparable size:
Flexibility: Unlike an armoire, a closet can’t be moved around, which means your options for furniture placement are limited.
Cost: Inexpensive, prefabricated armoires are inevitably cheaper than even the simplest comparable closet.
Aesthetics: Like any piece of furniture, an armoire can add to the look of a room.
Sense of space: Because an armoire typically does not extend all the way to the ceiling (and often is set on feet above the floor), it allows for a better appreciation of the full volume of the space surrounding it.
You have options when it comes to closet design and the experts at Closets For Less want to help you decide which is the best option for your home closet space. If you are trying to decide how to best upgrade your closets, let us help you figure out not only the best doors for your space but the best configuration for the inside of your closet. We will design a layout that works for you and your space so that storing is no longer a problem.