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.

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.

How to see if a sliding wardrobe will fit?

In this edition, we take a look at how to see if a sliding wardrobe will fit in the space you have at home.

Measuring Up

Whether you already have a sliding wardrobe that you want to replace or you are looking to introduce a new sliding wardrobe into a space you have at home, it’s important to consider whether your new sliding doors will fit.

There’s a step by step process you can follow to ensure you purchase the right doors that will fit perfectly into the space you have earmarked for new sliding doors.

Step 1: Understanding how to measure

Firstly, you will need to measure the opening heights and widths at the five separate points indicated on the diagram below.

How to see if a sliding wardrobe will fit?

RECOMMENDATION: Do this at a distance of around 620mm (62cm/25in) from the back wall. This will leave plenty of space to store your prized possessions. You will leave space to introduce a storage system if you wish to do this too.

The minimum door widths for all made to measure doors is 550mm. We have listed the maximum door widths below:
  • 1200mm - Budget, Classic, Shaker, Mirage, Glam, Reflex & Saturn.
  • 900mm - Switch, Domalti, Budget & Reflex Loft.
Maximum opening height of 2480mm.
Maximum opening width of 4555mm.

In some cases, the house itself can cause problems. If the measurements in A, B or C aren’t equal, this usually means your ceiling isn’t fully parallel to the floor. A difference of up to 25mm will be allowed for by your track-set, although if the difference is greater than this, your ceilings or walls may need to be adjusted to suit. See 1b, 1c and 1d.

Step 2: Establishing how many doors you need

Now that you understand how to measure up and the minimum/maximum widths of made to measure doors, you need to have a think about how many doors you need to create you sliding wardrobe.

Providing your door of choice falls within the sizing dimensions in step 1, then you can have as many doors as you like. The measurements of the doors might differ slightly based on the number of overlaps that will be required, but this is something we can calculate for you.

How to see if a sliding wardrobe will fit?

Additional support: Should you wish to use 900mm wide drawers from our Aura or Alutec range as part of your wardrobe interior, you’ll need to make sure the doors are at least 930mm in width. This will allow the drawers to be opened comfortably when your doors are slid open. This also applied to any other interior products that you may wish to use as interior storage that needs to be pulled outwards.

An example of a 4 door wardrobe based on an opening of 3500mm can be seen below. The conclusion of x4 875mm doors was reached by assessing the opening to establish how many doors could feasibly be created. X3 1166 doors would be possible, as would x5 700mm doors, but x4 is the logical option based on standard door sizes.

Step 3: Combining different panels

Once you know how many doors you are going to need for your wardrobe, you can play about with our wardrobe builder to create your own unique look using different frame finishes and panels. Within each made to measure door, you can use up to 4 different panels.

How to see if a sliding wardrobe will fit?

The Sliding Robes Direct made to measure door range has a large selection of panels than ever before. By combining frame finishes and panels, you can design your own wardrobe to look exactly how you want it to.

So there you have it; an informative guide on how to see if a sliding wardrobe will fit in your bedroom at home. We hope you find it to be useful as you look to introduce or replace sliding doors in your home.

If you need further support, feel free to contact us to talk more about our sliding wardrobe doors and our ever-growing range of products.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

How to prepare for your new wardrobe

Measuring your wardrobe door size

Before selecting your interior doors, it’s vital to get your measurements right, you should make sure that you remember to measure the frame itself rather than the existing doors.

Frame width

In total you should take three different measurements of the doors width, one from the top, one from the bottom and one from the middle of the door frame, the widest of these three measurements determine the width of the new doors.


Allow space for any floor coverings and remember that doors can be planed but not made any bigger.
After you’ve take your measurements you can then compare them with the types you need in your chosen style. At Sliding Robes we offer a bespoke service so we ensure you’ll find something great to suit your preferences.

Choosing a style

Whether you require a modern or classic look, at Sliding Robes we have an extensive selection of styles available including…


Working to a budget? Then our Budget style doors are a great option, they may sound basic, but they are in fact very far from it! They provide a classic edge to any room and are excellent value for money.


The Glam range is designed to give a contemporary yet bold finish, they’re a great design for modern homes and include a range of colours and finishes.


Our made to measure Neptune style fronts give a horizontal stripe with other colours, helping to give a great finish.


The Domalti range gives a simple but very elegant feel and is great for most rooms, they’re a good choice for rooms which focus on key points or furniture as they are designed with one colour.


Our Mirage range is very classic and really creates a statement within a room, should you prefer a bold look or a more simply wardrobe, our mirage range is the one for you.


Our Heritage range are bespoke yet simple and come in 6 colours including silver and wood with single mirror glass or wood panels.


The Shaker range is a stunning choice and can create either a traditional or contemporary feel to suit your room.


Reflex is an exciting and modern wardrobe, they’re made to measure and can be framed with a minimal aluminium which can incorporate a handle.

At Sliding Robes, we work with your preferences and your budget, we aim to make sure we provide a durable stylish and spacious wardrobe that is value for money.

For more information contact our team today.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Summer Bedroom Design Ideas

Are you looking for some Summer bedroom design ideas for your home? Then you’ve came to the right place. Here at Sliding Robes Direct, we are professional sliding wardrobe distributors and have seen hundreds of bedrooms in our time. Whether you’re looking for the ‘wow’ factor or something that’s on trend for Summer, we have you covered. Within this blog post we will outline some of our most favourite trends and Summer bedroom design ideas for this year, so sit back and enjoy our ideas on how you can transform your bedroom ready for Summer 2017…

Trends for Summer 2017

We have put together some of the best trends for Summer 2017 to suit all needs, budgets and room space. From simply changing the colour of the walls to a complete bedroom refurb, we have some handy tips and advice to keep you on trend for Summer.
  1. Copper
  2. Patchwork - It’s back!
  3. White walls with fabric wall art
  4. Pineapples and watermelons - they’re not right now
  5. Sky blue
  6. Photo frames, and lots of them!
  7. Aztec print - better still, mix two prints through the room
  8. Fitted Sliding Wardrobe Doors

For all of your bedroom design needs, Sliding Robes Direct are here to help make them a reality. We may not be able to provide pineapple print wardrobe doors, but we can provide wardrobes that will suit and help personalise your bedroom.

Benefits of Sliding Wardrobes

Choosing a sliding wardrobe for your home comes with a number of benefits, from increased storage to a transformed room. No matter your reasons for choosing one of our wardrobes, we believe that you will reap a number of benefits. Some of the best benefits of sliding wardrobes include:
  • Your wardrobe can last for years, giving you the ultimate storage solution
  • Easy accessible
  • Floor to ceiling wardrobe means one thing - extra space!
  • They look amazing
  • Various styling options to suit
  • Our wardrobes can be designed to fit any size or space
  • Added value, asset to property
  • With our sliding wardrobes we offer great prices, to accommodate to any budget!

If you’re interested in shopping our range or buying one of our wardrobes, feel free to head over to our website. We have years of experience in the design and supplying of sliding wardrobes, so regardless of your specific needs, Sliding Robes Direct will be there to help. For more information on our services contact our team today and we’ll do our best to help you. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Monday, 8 May 2017

Choosing the perfect wardrobe

When it comes to buying a new wardrobe, most people will agree that they’re equally important as a sofa or a bed, however according to recent studies, 61% of us don’t have one in our bedrooms.
Further research has shown that over two thirds of people, this mainly includes first time home buyers, use temporary clothing rails instead of a wardrobe. This tends to make sense as a lot of people moving into their first home will use basic furniture, the ‘essentials’, to get by.
So when it comes to purchasing a wardrobe, in more recent times, it’s not a simple as going into your nearest shop and buying a wardrobe. Nowadays there’s a lot more aspects to consider and wardrobes are seen as an ‘investment’.

Here’s the top things to consider when choosing a wardrobe…


As much we would all love a walk-in wardrobe, a lot of us simply don’t have the space for something as luxurious in our homes. Even though this is out of the question, it’s still great to work out how big your wardrobe is going to be. You then need to consider where abouts you’d like your wardrobe to be placed. It’s also important to work out how your other furniture will fit in the room with wardrobe and if there’ll be enough space.


Now that you know the size of wardrobe that you’re looking for, you can start thinking about the type and style you’d like. From fairly plain and simple basic designs, to more grand styles, there’s a variety of options to choose from and you’re bound to find something to suit your needs and your preferences.

You can also consider the storage space inside, whether you require hanging rails, shelves, racks and hooks, or combinations of them.

Sliding door wardrobes are a popular choice for people without a lot of spare space, interiors of sliding door wardrobes can also depend on the size and design, they have spacious hanging rails and they can be divided up into more than one section, shelf space and with drawers along the bottom.


A wardrobe is probably the second most important piece of furniture you’ll have in your bedroom, after your bed, and buying a wardrobe doesn’t have to be costly. When you’ve decided how much space you’re going to need and what type of wardrobe you’d like, the next step is to consider your budget.

At Sliding Robes, we work with your preferences and your budget, we aim to make sure we provide a durable stylish and spacious wardrobe that is value for money.

So to find the wardrobe of your dreams, contact out team today!

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

The Wardrobe Buying Guide

We know as well as anyone that when choosing sliding wardrobes for your home, they’re an investment and you want to make sure you’ve made the right decision. With a wide selection available and lots of areas to consider including different styles, finishes and storage options, it isn’t always an easy decision.

We’ve put together this useful guide to help you create the perfect wardrobe.


All of our products are bespoke and made to measure, our team will work around your requirements and can even cater to ‘awkward spaces’ including oddly shaped areas with sloping roofs and alcoves. You can rest assured you’re in the right hands as our team of experts will ensure you create your dream bedroom.


At Sliding Robes, we have one of the biggest selections of styles, our ranges are designed to suit you and your needs and you can incorporate the finish, size, frame colour, panel layout and colour.

Our styles include:
To view our full style range.

After you have chosen your style and the sizes you require for your bedroom, you can select the colour of your frames. Our colour range includes beech, maple, oak, silver, walnut and white, to view our full colour range.

We then offer a selection of panel colours for you to choose from including a range of wood effects, glass finishes and mirrored panels.


At Sliding Robes our wardrobes don’t just look brilliant, they are great interior storage solutions, helping you to create your dream bedroom, decluttering and organising your space. Our wardrobe storage option include:
  • Hanging rails
  • Shoe racks
  • Coat hooks
  • Shelves
  • Drawers
To view our full selection of interior storage solutions.


Matching your furniture to your wardrobe is the perfect finishing touch to your bedroom so we also provide matching drawer chests and bedside drawers.

At Sliding Robes, our skilled team have over 30 years of experience when it comes to innovative sliding robe design, we can provide guidance and advice every step of the way to ensure you create your dream wardrobe.
Our products are made from only the highest quality materials whilst combining the best in wardrobe doors technology, design and style. Whether you are deciding on if you should install a new set of wardrobes or you’re replacing an existing set of wardrobe doors, we have only the most superior solutions to meet your requirements.

For more information on any of our products, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our friendly team today.