Slide or Swing?

The best traditional swing wardrobe doors and sliding wardrobe doors from DIY Homefit

No, we’re not talking about guitar technique or some new dance craze. We’re talking about wardrobe doors! But which are best? Traditional swing wardrobe doors or sliding wardrobe doors? Let’s look at three advantages of each:

Sliding wardrobe doors

  1. They are a great space saver. With sliding wardrobe doors you do not need to leave space in front of the wardrobe for the doors to open out, so they are a particularly good choice for smaller bedrooms.
  2. They are available in a range of different finishes such as coloured glass panels, so can be ideal for creating a contemporary bedroom.
  3. They can also have mirrored panels which can make any bedroom look lighter, brighter and more spacious.

Swing wardrobe doors

  1. These doors are perfect for a traditional look, for example a country style bedroom.
  2. They are ideal for a wooden finish, which can add warmth and depth to your bedroom.
  3. There is a touch of luxurious indulgence about being able to fully open out your wardrobe doors in able to have a good look inside!

So it is not that one type of door being in any sense “better” than the other, but more a case of you choosing the right type of door for your particular circumstance. So the best thing to do is consider the space that you have available and also the type of look you want for your bedroom, then plan accordingly.

As well as the doors, also think carefully about the interior of your wardrobe. At DIY Homefit we have several types of wardrobe storage available. If you are simply replacing your wardrobe doors, and keeping your existing carcasses, there are various add on storage solutions that you may want to use, such as pull down rails, shoe racks and sliding door storage racks.

However, if you are replacing the wardrobes themselves then we have a wide range of cupboard and drawer configurations to choose from. Our ranges include single and double wardrobes, corner units, shelves and drawers. They enable you to customise every aspect of your wardrobe to exactly what you need.

So if you are planning to update your wardrobes, why not start by browsing through our gallery of bedroom pictures to help you decide what you want and what would look right in your bedroom. Then follow through our simple ordering process, which includes the option to design your own sliding doors.

Slide or swing? Either way, look no further than DIY Homefit for your ideal choice.