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A separate room for the dressing room in the apartment is allocated not only in order to match the fashion and demonstrate the chic of your home. This room allows you to completely get rid of wardrobes, and use the freed space for other purposes. Inside this room, you can conveniently store any number of outfits and accessories. The doors to the dressing room should be functional and fit well into the interior. Their difference from the doors of sliding wardrobes is that they are decorated not only outside, but also inside.
If the storage space is part of the room, a simple partition is preferable. But if the dressing room occupies a separate room, then a reliable door system should be installed in its opening. Then numerous racks and hangers with suits will not disturb the interior of the room with their appearance, and by closing the doors from the inside, you can do your dressing without prying eyes.
The choice of door design for a dressing room depends not only on the preferences of the family, but also on the area of the room and the functionality of the system itself. So, what options are there to mount?
Sliding or sliding doors are similar to those used in most wardrobes. The door leaf moves left and right along the guides with the help of rollers. This design allows you to save space as much as possible, therefore it is well suited for a small area.
Sliding doors also have other advantages:
- Safety of use - it is impossible to pinch a finger in the doorway, this is especially important if there are small children in the house. They close smoothly; when closing, the sashes cannot cause injury.
- Thanks to the standard parts included in the kit, it is relatively easy to install such systems, even without experience.
- Sliding sliding doors have a huge number of sizes and designs.
- If any part fails, it is easily replaced with a new one.
Disadvantages of sliding doors for dressing rooms include:
- fragility of a complex mechanism - the guides are made of aluminum, which bends easily;
- the high cost of such systems;
- the presence of cracks, that is, not one hundred percent insulation of the room;
- emitted noise when opening the doors.
Sliding door systems can move not only along a straight track, but also along a curved one. Radial doors are usually installed in spacious rooms, since their design will not allow you to save a lot of usable space. But some decide to use them in small apartments, if it is required that the curved lines of the partition in the dressing room fit into a similar design of the room.
The radius door mechanism consists of an arc track with varying degrees of curvature and doors that follow its shape. There can be one or two flaps. In order for the door leaves to move smoothly along a curve, special rollers are used that move not only along, but also rotate around their vertical axis. Such a mechanism is rather complicated, therefore its installation and repair requires a certain professionalism, and the price of radius doors is high. But the result is an impressive dressing room design.
Louvered or rack doors can have different designs: sliding, swing or folding. Their canvases consist of many thin strips fixed at an angle to the surface. As a result, holes are created through which air penetrates. Therefore, it is a practical option for a room where clothes are stored. The slats can be made of wood, metal or plastic. As with window blinds, such doors can be provided with an adjustment of the width of the holes.
The advantages of slatted doors are as follows:
- ensuring effective ventilation in the dressing room;
- the influx of heat into it from the outside;
- ease of portability and installation compared to solid door leaves;
- original and effective appearance.
Of the disadvantages of louvered systems, only the lack of sound insulation can be noted, which is insignificant for a dressing room.
Folding doors are used for dressing rooms, when the owners want to keep an expensive laminate or parquet in perfect condition, the doors of such structures do not touch the floor covering. The rail mechanism with guides and rollers is installed on the ceiling or top horizontal ceiling. In place of the folds of the sashes, conventional door hinges are installed.
Folding doors with an accordion have several slats - folding narrow doors, their number for a doorway 1.5-2 m wide can reach 10.
The design of the book has only 2 folding sections, that is, 4 canvases. This is usually enough for an opening 1.5-1.7 m wide.
Advantages of folding systems for dressing rooms in an elegant appearance, ease of use, no chafing on the floor. But there are also disadvantages - this is the loosening of the door mount after some time of active use, a greater capture of the working area than sliding doors.
Swing doors are a traditional interior design that has been used for centuries in a row. They are good for the dressing room because, when opened, they give an excellent overview of the interior space. Such models, when properly installed, will last for many years, are not as susceptible to failure as mechanisms on casters. And the installation of such doors will be much cheaper. The disadvantage is obvious - they require more free space. Many owners striving for an original apartment design do not like their triviality.
There are many models of swing doors for the dressing room, it is worth choosing depending on the free area, the interior and the width of the doorway. For a narrow one, you can install simple single-leaf, for a wide one over 1.5 m - double-leaf. It is preferable that they open outward, so there will be more free space in the dressing room. For swing, as well as for folding models, there is a book version that first opens and then folds into 2 halves. This solution will allow you to save some free space in the room, which is adjacent to the dressing room.
Any model of door systems for a wardrobe room can be made from a variety of materials. There are wooden, plastic, metal, glass doors and combination options. Each has its own pros and cons: metal products are strong but heavy, plastic products are light, but do not have a representative appearance, glass products look spectacular, but fragile. Although modern models of transparent doors are produced from tempered mineral or organic glass, which is practically not subject to mechanical damage.
In addition to doors, curtains can be installed to isolate the wardrobe room. The simplest option is fabric canvases suspended from a cornice. They are easy to install, can be quickly erased if necessary, will have an elegant and light appearance. Their cost is lower than that of any type of door.
A more difficult option is roller blinds. The shaft on which the roll is wound is located at the top - under the very ceiling or horizontal overlap. When rolled up, such curtains can be placed in a closed box. They go down with a chain, and so that they do not dangle tightly, a special weighting strip is provided at the bottom.
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The layout of the entrance to the dressing room should be combined with the surrounding space. The color scheme of the doors is matched to the adjacent walls. The shapes of the partitions should also not look superfluous in the present interior. So, if the room is dominated by right angles and straight lines, then you should not inscribe curved doors into it. But many designers create projects where radial door systems are directed with the convex side not outward, but inside the dressing room.
Outside swing doors can be decorated with a door frame matching the material and color. Sliding or folding systems can be supplemented with original lighting. For example, the built-in lamps look very impressive on the suspended ceiling in front of the radius doors to the dressing room.
It is quite possible to install door systems on rollers by yourself. First of all, you need to buy a whole set of required doors, taking into account the size of the opening in the dressing room.
The following tools are required for installation:
- building level.
The rest of the necessary items (screws, bolts, adjusting hex) are usually included in the product kit.
Further installation consists of several stages:
- marking of the places for fixing the guides;
- attachment to the upper guide rail;
- insert into the groove of the upper guide of the upper roller mechanism;
- installation of the lower rail in relation to the upper one;
- marking the position of the lower guide and fixing it;
- inserting the door leaf into the fixed guides;
- adjustment of the free movement of the door using a screw located in its lower profile;
- gluing the end dusting brush, if provided;
- installation of stoppers to prevent spontaneous opening.
These actions apply to almost all retractable systems, folding accordions and books on casters.
If the doors are hinged, then the installation process is slightly simplified. In it, the main thing is to fix the door leaf on the hinges, usually there are two of them - in the upper and lower parts. In order for the doors to open easily and not be skewed, it is necessary to install the hinges strictly according to the level. The slightest misalignment will cause big problems during operation, and after a while, under the influence of their weight, such partitions may generally have a very curved bevel and, as a result, do not rotate around their axis.
Installation of simple fabric curtains will not cause big problems. The most difficult thing in it is the correct fastening of the horizontal cornice. For installation, you will need a drill with a drill for concrete and a building level. After the holes are drilled and the cornice is fixed to the dowels and screws, all that remains is to hang the curtains on the hinges. Any woman can handle this.
Care and maintenance
For the durable operation of roller doors to the dressing room, the following steps must be taken:
- regularly clean the guides from dust and dirt;
- when the rollers are deformed, replace them with new ones in time;
- with a tight movement of the shutters, adjust the freedom of movement with the adjusting screw;
- make sure that the guides are not chamfered, if necessary, correct their position.
In order for such doors to serve without problems for many years, one must be careful about their use, do not open and slam them abruptly, do not step on the lower guides, and keep them away from children
To choose high-quality and durable door partitions for the dressing room, it is worth giving preference to well-known brands that have reliably established themselves in the market. Famous brands worth noting: Avaks, Montblanc, Porta, Titan, Vivaldi, Alutech, Renz, Armadillo. But it is important not only to choose a trusted manufacturer, but also to get warranty service if possible. Sometimes, if a roller or other part breaks, it is difficult to find an identical one, and if there is a service center for the selected brand, then finding a component there will not be a problem. And specialists in such centers can advise or help with repairs.
When buying, it is worth checking the complete set of the door: the required number of rollers, screws, the presence of an adjusting bolt at the bottom of the door and a hexagon for it, a dust collector and stoppers. It is useful to take a tape measure with you and measure the true dimensions of the doors so that they really coincide with those required for the doorway in the apartment. If the landlord is not sure that he will be able to carry out the installation work on his own, then you need to order them, usually the trading company provides these services in a set.
Interesting interior solutions
Double-leaf sliding mirrored doors visually enlarge the bedroom space. This is ideal for a small space, eliminating the need for multiple wardrobes.
Hanging curtains in the shape of an accordion are the perfect solution for a small room. For the price, it is acceptable for any family, and the delicate beige color is successfully combined with light walls.
Swing doors are both easy to install and do not take up much space in the room. The entrance to the dressing room is additionally decorated with a massive door frame made of quality wood.