Where else can Sliding Doors be used?
Most people’s minds will spring to the bedroom when thinking of sliding doors, used for storing clothes and other personal belongings in a sliding wardrobe. There are, however, a range of other uses for sliding doors, in all areas of the home.
Below, we look at the different uses for sliding doors, delving into the ways they can be used and where.
Different Uses for Sliding Doors
Sliding doors come in a range of styles, sizes and finishes, with different frames, panels and installation methods available to achieve different results. Whatever your reasons are for wanting sliding doors in your home, we are sure you will enjoy discovering the different uses for where sliding doors can be used.
Sliding doors can be used as part of your kitchen design, concealing elements of your kitchen that aren’t appealing to the eye. The pantry/larder is a great example of where a sliding door can be installed, as well as any utility type space you have attached to or as part of your kitchen. You might want to conceal your washing machine, tumble dryer and even your fridge freezer. This where a space-saving sliding door can come in incredibly handy.
The hallway can get extremely messy if you’ve got a hat stand or somewhere to hang coats and jackets. Shoes will often live here too, if you don’t have space under the stairs or a porch area leading into your house. The combination of coats and shoes can lead to mayhem in the hallway and sliding doors are an excellent solution.
All lounge and living room areas could benefit from having sliding doors to make storage easier. Books and DVD’s could be concealed behind the doors, as could games and other personal belongings which look like clutter at a glance.
If you have awkward space either side of a chimney breast, you can make the most of it with the installation of sliding doors. If you put your mind to it, you’ll probably be able to think of more ways that sliding doors can be used in the living room.
The bathroom can often provide opportunities to have sliding doors installed, providing you with a place to store towels and toiletries. Mirrored sliding doors would work well here, offering the impression that the room is a lot more lit up and spacious than it is.
One of the places that can benefit most from sliding doors is an office where clutter can build up fast. A sliding door cupboard can provide you with different compartments to store your valuable documents. You can keep your domestic bills etc. in here too, separating things easily into different sections for ease of use.
Children’s play rooms can be a real nightmare when it comes to clutter and toys lying about everywhere. Concealing boxes of toys and games behind sliding doors is a great way to keep things clean and tidy. This could also make it easier for your children to learn tidiness, putting one toy away before they get another one out.
Attic / Loft Conversion
If you have an attic or loft conversion that gets used as a hoarding site, you might be wondering how you can tidy it up to use as actual living space. With the introduction of a made to measure sliding wardrobe, you can have a place to put everything without leaving it out in the middle of the room or on the spare bed.
The garage can turn into another hoarding site if you aren’t careful. Before you know it, you have clutter everywhere and you can’t find what you are looking for.
Why not consider having sliding doors installed down one or both sides of your garage to make storing and finding things much easier. If you have a large garage, you will still have space to put your car inside as well!