Selecting new closet doors: Considering organization and decor

March 16, 2011

Remodeling or updating your master suite? Turning your guest room into a crafts studio? These and other situations can call for new closet doors. These tips will help you get the most out of your new closet doors and closet layout.

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  • Interior decor: Your closet doors should compliment room decor. For example, if your room is done in European antiques, you'll want a more traditional style for your closet doors.
  • Furniture layout and traffic flow: Sliding closet doors won't bump into nearby furniture, but bi-fold closet doors allow easier access to your closet and its contents. Will kids and pets be near the closet doors? Select materials according to how much use (and punishment) they're likely to receive.
  • Utility: When buying new closet doors, consider how you're using the closet. If you're storing arts and crafts materials, you may want doors with glass panels so you can see where things are. Clothes closets traditionally have solid doors, but you can consider frosted or etched glass panels.
  • Convenience: We saved the best (and most important) consideration for last. Ease of access to your closets is essential, and you don't need to hassle with closet doors that run off-track or obstruct your view of your closet. visit windows and doors dealers to view closet door styles and to "sample" how they work.

For home remodeling projects, your contractor can recommend windows and doors matching your needs and budget.


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