Thursday, 17 August 2017

Can’t Afford an Interior Designer?

If like many of us, money doesn’t multiply after every second and you can’t afford an interior designer, Sliding Robes Direct have some free advice. Featured within this blog post, we are going to giveaway 7 tips on how to get an interior design finish with very little cost. If you follow each piece of advice and enrol them within your home, you will achieve a showstopping finish. Let’s begin....

1. De-clutter

Before you start your interior design process, de-clutter your room. You will also need to pick a theme or colour scheme for your room prior to designing so that everything stays in the style. Be prepared to say goodbye to some of the things in the room, but believe us it’s worth it.

2. High Street Homes

Some of the best pieces of furniture and accessories come from high street shops. Whether it’s a lampshade or cushions, your interior design is even more do-able with a high street price tag. Check out all of the best, well-known high street home stores before you begin to decorate and save, save, save!

3. Statement Piece

Have a statement piece in each of your rooms. This will give a showstopping finish to your room leaving your guests thinking ‘Just wow’. And that’s what you want, right? Go for a bold colour, unique pattern or vibrant accessory and work it within your design.


4. Choose the Right Colour

If you’re working with a small room, paint it in a softer, lighter colour as this will give the impression that the room is larger. For small rooms, avoid dark colours as it will make the room appear smaller than it already is. With larger rooms, work it to your advantage and even try out a feature wall.


5. Mirrors

No room is finished without a stunning mirror. So why not go all out with a decorative mirror to instantly add light to the room? Your mirror will make small spaces feel larger as well as adding natural light. Plus, with more natural light in the room, you will warm up the feeling of the room much easier.


6. Fake It ‘Till You Make It

If your property has low ceilings, create the illusion for higher ceilings by using low furniture. Fake the height with low furniture and this will make the room appear to be a regular size. Just because you have a low rise ceiling, doesn’t mean you can’t be on trend with interior design.

7. Mix and Match

Don’t be afraid to mix and match designs and textures. If you’re working with a black and grey scheme, what’s stopping you from adding in a pastel pink? When used correctly, mix and match rooms work really well and can benefit both colours or designs. If you really want to stand out, try charity shops or second hand shops for a edgy or unique piece.


Finally, Choose a Sliding Wardrobe

With a ten year guarantee on all of our sliding wardrobes, what’s stopping you from choosing Sliding Robes Direct? Our range has been designed to suit all styles, homes and budgets. So no matter if you’re looking for a Glam Made to Measure or Classic Standard Size wardrobe, the Sliding Robes Direct team are here to help.


Friday, 28 July 2017

Perfect Fitted Wardrobes to Complement the latest Interior Design Trends

There’s no place like home and whether yours is a rented shoebox with damp stains, a 10 bedroom country house with a tennis court, garden flamingos or a penthouse suite with floor-to-ceiling windows and rooftop pool, it’s important to make your home somewhere you feel comfortable.

With this season’s key trends involving metallics, textures, natural elements and marble, its also proving popular in bedroom design. It saw people introducing marble and metallic accessories into their home to create a model feel which also provides a contrast to understated freestanding and fitted bedroom furniture.



Refreshing the trend for 2017, stark metallic items are still a key piece to this style that’s evolved, with people trying to achieve a softer ambience.

Marble style items give a contemporary and clean finish when paired with metallic pieces as well as a feminine flourish which includes natural elements like house plants.

Transform your home into a retreat with metallic items, textured materials, marble pieces and natural plants. These finishes are bound to make a bold style statement as well as the metallic reflecting the light’s brightness. Small accessories like vases and candle holders can incorporate these trends within the bedroom in more subtle fashion.

Metallics can be understated but will still give a bold and modern trend due to the industrial feel, so it’s important that your existing furniture or new furniture has a minimalistic style.

When selecting your new fitted wardrobe, choose a simple wardrobe design that incorporates contemporary and clean lines. Our Reflex and Domalti fitted wardrobes are great for this trend, the crisp white door fronts and chrome effects will provide your room with a fresh and contemporary finish as well as a understated backdrop for your new interior pieces.

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Friday, 21 July 2017

How to Make Your Home Stylish On a Budget

With a lot of interior design and home improvements requiring a bank loan or miracle to complete on an average financial budget, many aren’t able to keep up with the latest trends and fashions. But with Sliding Robes Direct you can. We have come up with some advice on how to make your home stylish on a budget. This will not only make sure that you’re ahead of the game with trends, but are comfortable knowing that what you’re purchasing things at a price you can afford.



Budget…


Budget, what exactly is it? A budget is something that you estimate or plan to pay for something, aiming not to go over it. It can also mean that you wish to do something with little cost, or with a particular amount in mind. But how does this affect our wardrobes? Well, funnily enough Sliding Robes Direct provide a Budget wardrobe in both made to measure and standard size doors. Just because they’re titled Budget, doesn’t mean in anyway that they’re different from the rest, as all of our wardrobes come in the highest quality with a 10 years guarantee on moving parts.



Whether you’re opting for a made to measure fit or standard size, Sliding Robes Direct have you covered. From our range of wardrobes you will see that we offer a wide variety of styles to suit all homes, but more importantly their budgets. Hence why we are focusing on our Budget Wardrobe Doors that suit all price margins.


Choosing Sliding Robes Direct


Upon choosing Sliding Robes Direct, you will enjoy various benefits including: a cheaper alternative to your sliding wardrobe, quality guaranteed, and a transformed bedroom that can last for years. Before you go ahead in purchasing a wardrobe, we ask that you check out both our Made to Measure Budget Doors and our Standard Size Budget Doors. Here, you will see the points and specifications of our wardrobes and discover more on why you should choose us as your wardrobe provider. If you have any questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our team to find out how we can help you. You can do this by either phone or email and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Friday, 23 June 2017

SpacePro/Stanley Sliding Wardrobe Doors

A lot of people are quick to ask us who the manufacturers are of the doors we supply and we never lie. One of the main wardrobe ranges we supply is SpacePro, although we also use several other manufacturers. This enables us to offer one of the largest ranges of styles in both Standard and Made to Measure Door with aluminum and steel frames available.

Seeing as the majority of the doors we supply come from SpacePro, we thought we would take the time to look at the background of the company and help you to understand the reasons why you should choose Sliding Robes direct when looking for new sliding wardrobe doors online.

SpacePro Doors (formerly Stanley Sliding Doors)


Previously known as Stanley Sliding Doors, SpacePro Doors are on the next level for bedroom decor. With a diverse range of finishes, including a variety of end panels, they are up there with the best of the best when it comes to sleek, stylish doors for your bedroom wardrobe.

SpacePro Sliding Doors


After spending many years dominating as Stanley Sliding Doors, the company decided to reinvent itself to become SpacePro – for whom we supply beautiful sliding doors. Although it’s been some time since Stanley Doors were at the forefront at the industry, the people behind the magic are still shaking things up in the wardrobe industry. Only this time, they are doing it as SpacePro, rather than Stanley.

The main objective of a SpacePro wardrobe is to transform your bedroom for less, whilst increasing the space within the wardrobe - hence the new name of SpacePro doors. With the made to measure option available from Sliding Robes Direct, you can design a wardrobe that is uniquely built to suit you and the space you have.

Whether you’re looking for a modern or shabby chic feel to your bedroom, a set of SpacePro or Stanley sliding doors will be perfect for the job. They come in a range of styles and can fit almost any space. The best thing is, you can buy them online from Sliding Robes Direct.

SpacePro Benefits


There are many benefits of choosing a SpacePro wardrobe, from the way it looks to the way it maximises the space in your bedroom. With that in mind, we have delved into some of the key benefits of purchasing SpacePro or Stanley Sliding Doors from Sliding Robes Direct, below:

  • Doors available with aluminum & steel frames.
  • Higher door heights - up to 2750mm.
  • Wider door width - up to 1500mm.
  • Stripped & square glass doors available.
  • Made to measure and standard size doors.
  • Maximum use of all space.
  • Wider range of glass finishes & colours available.
  • Wider range of door styles at Sliding Robes Direct than ever before!
  • Angle doors available.

Stanley Doors are sleek and stylish, and a real must-have for anyone looking for an on-trend fix to their interior decor.

Shop for Sliding Wardrobe Doors Online


If you are looking for new sliding doors to maximise the space in your bedroom at home, Sliding Robes Direct can help you moving forward. With a fantastically large range of wardrobe doors to choose from, you will undoubtedly find the doors you need to enhance the way your bedroom looks, feels and functions.

Monday, 19 June 2017

Sliding Wardrobe Doors: Buying Guide

When it comes to attractive bedroom storage solutions, at Sliding Robes we have a large selection of wardrobe doors. Sliding wardrobe doors are very flexible, they can be used from wall to wall in existing alcoves, or you can make your own wardrobe space by fitting them between a wall and wardrobe end panel. Close off shelved areas or oddly shaped rooms can offer a clean, seamless look, another option is to create a walk-in wardrobe or unusual room divider. They can be used in any room, not just bedrooms and can also transform it into a storage space.

However, when it comes to your sliding wardrobe, it’s important to consider a few things. Simply take a look at our wide range of options, there’s plenty to choose from.

Where are the sliding wardrobes going?


Think about where you plan on installing your wardrobe doors and how big you’d like them to be to fit in the space. Start measuring the area where you want to put them, this will help you to decide how many doors you’re going to need and determine whether you can buy them from our standard sized range, or if you’ll need something specially made.

What kind of look are you going for?


At Sliding Robes, we have a wide range of designs and finished to suit both modern and classic styles, choose from framed or unframed, single or multiple panel doors, colours and finishes which includes wood effects, painted white, glass and many more.

Sliding Doors


Another popular style is mirrored sliding wardrobe doors, which we have available across our many ranges. This choice is always a great option as the large reflective surface is a great way to create the feeling of more light and remove the requirement for a separate full-length mirror in your bedroom.

Our range…


At Sliding Robes, we’re home to a variety of wardrobe styles, so you’re bound to find the perfect match for you.

Our standard size doors range includes:
  • Budget
  • Our basic range is a popular choice aimed to bring warmth to your home, this design is great for simplicity as it’s a traditional design. These standard size sliding wardrobe doors come complete with a colour matched tracksuit, available to a height of 2260mm at door widths of 610, 762 and 914mm. This product can also include a Soft Close Upgrade.
  • Classic
  • This wardrobe design speaks for itself being a classic style with a contemporary feel, these wardrobe doors come in a standard size with a silver or white track set. This product is available to fit an opening height of 2260mm and door widths of 610, 762 and 914mm. This product can also include a Soft Close Upgrade.
  • Shaker
  • Our Shaker range provides a timeless look for any room, this product comes in standard sizes and with a silver or white track set. These doors come in a height of 2260mm, door widths include 610mm, 762mm and 914mm. This product can also include a Soft Close Upgrade.
  • Mirage
  • Our Mirage range is sleek and stylish, they come in standard size sliding wardrobe doors complete with colour matched track. They’re also available to fit an opening height of 2260mm and door widths spanning 610, 762 and 914mm.
  • Glam
  • The Glam range is designed to make a statement in your home and is definitely the product to provide that wow factor. This product is available with a colour matched track available to fit an opening height of 2260mm and door widths which are 610, 762 and 914mm.
  • Reflex
  • When it comes to our Reflex range, these wardrobes incorporate striking clean lines and are just stunning. They come in standard size aluminium, are framed and come with a colour matched track which includes a soft close.
  • Switch
  • Our switch range is the perfect choice for creating an elegant walk-in wardrobe or for use as a room divider. They come in standard size sliding doors, complete with a colour matched track and are available to fit an opening height of 2260mm.
  • Domalti
  • This is the perfect choice for creating an elegant walk-in wardrobe or can also be used as a room divider. These standard size sliding wardrobe doors come complete with a colour matched track for door widths or 610, 762 and 914mm.
  • Budget Loft
  • This range is designed for loft spaces and comes in a traditional style with standard size sliding wardrobe doors and a colour matched track.

Monday, 12 June 2017

How to organise your wardrobe

Are you familiar with the feeling of being attacked with all your belongings when you open your wardrobe? Are your clothes' rails dropping and are you desperately in the need for more storage space in your wardrobe? Then don’t worry, you aren’t the only one struggling with this chaotic messy wardrobe.

Take a look at these top tips for an organised and manageable wardrobe layout…

Clean and write a list

Make the job easier by making sure that the space around your wardrobe is clean, that way you’ll prevent clothes from getting dirty. Before taking all of your clothes out of your wardrobe, it doesn’t hurt to make a list of how many items you require. Make a decision on how many shirts, blouses, or shoes to keep a hold of. You may end up having fewer things to choose from but you’ll undoubtedly become more creative and better at combining things in new ways.

How to organise your wardrobe

Clean your wardrobe

Now take your clothes out of the wardrobe, sort them into different piles, for example split them into the following categories…
  • Keep – use your list as a guideline
  • Store – pack away seasonal clothes (for example summer and winter), choose practical storage boxes and baskets for easy storage of seasonal clothes, underwear and shoes
  • Throw away – Get rid of worn-out clothes, that are beyond repair or clothes you have not worn for one or more years
  • Give away or sell – pass on any clothes which no longer fit you or which you bought by mistake

Invest in wardrobe storage

After the hard work of sorting and tidying-up all your clothes, it’s time to design your new wardrobe, if it is a minimalist and a clean look that you are after, you could choose a white or brightly coloured wardrobe, if you are looking for a romantic, rustic style, the alternative is a wooden wardrobe for a cosier ambience.

Whatever style you are after, in most cases you can say that a bedroom without a wardrobe is like a sitting room without a sofa. The two are inseparable, so choose a wardrobe that matches the d├ęcor of your bedroom. There are many options for creating a unique and personal style, spend sometime coming up with different ideas about that style would suit you best when selecting a wardrobe.

Organising the wardrobe with fixed places

Whether you are the minimalist, colourful, vibrant, creative or romantic type, this all makes easy to keep an overview. Allocate the areas for your clothes, whether it’s on particular shelves, in drawers, a sock drawer or an area for accessories. Get some coat hangers to protect your clothes and allow your favourite frocks and fancy jackets to hand as decoration on a decorative clothes rail.

Have a good tidy up

Then enjoy what you have created, fresh new energy in your wardrobe, so make sure your consistent and tidy and clean your wardrobe frequently. Introduce good tidying up habits and stick to the rules of wardrobe storage and fixed places for your belongings.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

How to Give your Existing Sliding Wardrobe a Makeover with New Doors

The summer weather is here and the decorating season is upon us. It’s time to pull out your paint brushes, put on your design hat and think about how you can go about changing the way your home looks.

Whether you have an interior or exterior project in mind, there are plenty of things you can do yourself. For example, upgrading your sliding wardrobe doors to create a new look bedroom that helps you to feel more comfortable in your own home.


How to Give your Existing Sliding Wardrobe a Makeover with New Doors

5 Easy Steps to Upgrade Your Sliding Doors


If your current sliding doors are old, worn out, damaged or simply don’t tickle your fancy any more, then it’s time to consider upgrading them. Follow these 5 steps to benefit from brand new wardrobe doors:

Step 1: Measure your doors


The first thing to do is measure your current doors. From here you will be able to use the measurements to find a door style that works for you.

If you aren’t sure how to measure up for standard or made measure doors, guides to help you can be found HERE.

Keep your measurements handy as these will help you to choose the style of door you want and make your order online.

Step 2: Choose the style you want


Once you have figured out how big your doors need to be, these measurements will dictate what style of door you can go for. Some doors have minimum and maximum widths/heights, so please bare this in mind when choosing your door style.


How to Give your Existing Sliding Wardrobe a Makeover with New Doors


Now here’s the fun part…

Browse through the extensive range of wardrobe doors found in the Sliding Robes Direct online store to find a style you fall in love with!

Step 3: Mix and match panels


Now that you’ve found a style of door you love, why not play about with the panels to create an ultra-unique look that will help you to bring your wardrobe to life.

Different wardrobe panels can be mixed and matched to ensure your full sliding wardrobe is truly your own.

We also have a couple of frame finishes you will need to choose from at this point before moving onto step 4.

How to Give your Existing Sliding Wardrobe a Makeover with New Doors


Step 4: Order online


You’ve got all your measurements handy, chosen which style of door you want, picked a frame finish and played around with different panel options, now’s the time to order your new look sliding wardrobe doors.

Add all the necessary components to the basket and head to the checkout. From here you will need to fill out some essential information, such as name, address, payment details etc. so that we can deliver your new doors safely to you.

Now, all you need to do is wait…

Step 5: Installation


So your brand new sliding doors have arrived safely on your doorstep and you can take them inside to unpack. Once you have done all your unravelling, it’s time to get installing.

You might have already removed your all sliding doors in preparation for your new doors arriving, which is great if you have. If you haven’t, you will obviously want to remove these before you set about installing your new sliding doors.

The installation process can be as easy or difficult as you want it to be. You can try and do everything yourself with no help or you can do your research, listen to others and make life easy for yourself.

By watching this short video, which shows how to fit both made to measure and standard sliding doors, you can plan your installation more effectively to save time and struggle in the process.



An extra step in the right direction…


If you have completely removed your old wardrobe doors and all interior storage, your wardrobe might look a little bare inside. Upgrading your wardrobe interior doesn’t have to be a difficult job either. Check out the different options we have available for interior wardrobe storage, including drawers, hanging rails and shelves that can be shuffled about to create your new-look wardrobe interior.

Thanks for reading. We hope you enjoyed learning about how to give your existing wardrobe a makeover with new sliding doors.