Master closets are real masterpieces these days, offering both storage and a space to relax and rejuvenate. Considering the importance now put on closets, doesn’t it make sense to use their entryway as a way to add a touch of style to the entire room?
Closet doors may be the most underrated part of the entire room. Yet, they can be the showstopper that actually defines the style of the space. Think about it, sliding closet doors not only lead you to this all-important storage area, but if designed properly, can carry the style of the entire house into the bedroom.
Don’t let your sliding closet doors become an afterthought. Use them to propel your room into a new design dimension. But to do that you are going to have to make a few big decisions.
Choosing a Style
The traditional swinging closet door may work in some homes, but if you are looking for a sleek design, sliding closet doors often work best. Whether you choose a classy three panel design (the trio) or a modern Duo-T design that features two small panels on the top and bottom with a larger center panel in the middle, is up to you. Just be sure that whatever design you choose, it matches the style of the rest of the room – or even the entire house.
Choosing a Frame
Home designers are no longer limited to a standard wooden trim for their closet doors. Today’s eclectic styles offer a myriad of options, with the most popular being aluminum. It provides home designers with more color and texture options for their doors. Available in everything from white and gray, to wood grained, aluminum frames are more versatile and stylish than ever.
The Glass Matters
Gone are the days are clear glass in a gold aluminum frame. Today’s upgraded designs feature a variety of glass options to help make your sliding closet doors a real statement. From the more private frosted look to a demure opaque laminate or a classy smoked clear to the ultra-modern black, the style of glass you pick for your sliding closet doors will have a real impact on the look of the entire room.
When choosing glass consider these important elements:
- Whether or not there is a reflection you want to see. Maybe your closet doors will showcase the scenery outside through the window. If that’s the case, you may want to go with a clear glass front. But, if you don’t particularly want to see your morning self every day when you jump out of bed, a more opaque glass may be more to your liking.
- The style you are after. Trying to make a statement with those closet doors? Then the glass should showcase the design. For instance, black adds a more modern, sleeker look to a room; while a combination glass (clear on top- and milky or opaque on the bottom) gives a totally different feel to the room.
- The size of the doors. Are your closet doors running the entire length of the room? If so, clear glass reflecting everything in the room may be too much.
Designing Your Own Custom Doors
Creating a real statement with your sliding closet doors requires a certain sense of design savvy. If you can’t find exactly what you are looking for in pre-made models, than don’t be shy about designing your own. Today’s manufactures are ready to build the extra doors you want, allowing you to choose everything from the panels and frame to the glass inserts. Take the time to get it right by creating your own custom look today.