Sliding wardrobe doors or pull doors?

Sliding wardrobe doors or pull doors?

Walk in Wardrobes provides sliding door and pull door solutions to all room sizes.

The application of sliding doors in favour of standard opening doors has been a long debated subject in the world of wardrobe design. The truth is that it is more about how the space lends itself to the best operation of these formats that really counts. Here are the advantages and disadvantages to both sliding and standard doors.



  1. When space is limited between the wardrobe face and a bed the sliding door is the best solution with virtually no projection from the front of the wardrobe. The doors can be simply moved with ease from left to right without reducing or impeding the bed.
  1. Access to all areas is the major advantage with a sliding door format as this tends to involve large panel sizes. This allows quick access to a large area of space very effectively.
  1. Coplanar doors provide the ultimate in sliding doors and work well in spaces up to 2.5m wide. This works for a two door wardrobe with a sliding mechanism that allows one door to ride over the front of another when being opened and then moves to flush when closed. This method of sliding doors is beautiful as it allows a flush door finish when not in use but is a more expensive option.


Standard opening pull doors

  1. The main advantage of standard opening doors is that a completely flush wall can be achieved over any distance at a far more competitive price than any coplanar configuration. This panelled configuration can simply appear as an extension of the wall or be accented in mirrors or colour to create effect.

2. If opting for standard opening doors with the desire to keep a plain exterior an added advantage is dressing mirrors and tie racks can be installed and applied to the reverse of the doors to maximise space.

3. A single door is generally easier to remove and replace if damaged as it does not tend to be large and will not need to be detached from complex sliding running gear.