Purpose and varieties
Sliding wardrobes that appeared relatively recently in Russia managed to quickly gain a strong position in the furniture market. Ease of use, modern design, the ability to accommodate a large number of clothes and accessories, space saving due to the design - these are the distinctive features of these cabinets. Regardless of whether a two-leaf or three-leaf version is chosen.
The main highlight of these cabinets is the sliding doors. Usually these are glass or chipboard panels installed in a steel or aluminum frame. Mirrors can be used as an alternative. Mobility is carried out due to roller mechanisms installed on the frame.
There is also a very low-budget option - doors without frames (the roller mechanism is installed directly on the chipboard panel), but aluminum is considered the most reliable. Firstly, aluminum is less deformed, and secondly, the aluminum frames are double-sided, the mechanism is hidden inside. The rollers that will drive the sash, smoothly walking along the guide, should be of the highest quality. The plastic option is immediately excluded due to its unreliability and impracticality.
Depending on the size of the room and the intended purpose of the product, its internal filling, the choice of the cabinet will be determined. For small rooms, a double-leaf wardrobe will be optimal. When the issue of placement is not too acute, it is possible to install a tricuspid, the length of which is 1800 cm or more.
As a rule, each sash covers a separate section of the cabinet. For example, the Rim-180 model has two side sections (in which the hanger bars are located) and one central section. Shelves located in the center section ensure the stability of the side walls. If the plans include the installation of drawers, it is necessary to make a narrow compartment where they will be located - this will provide comfortable access to them.
Wardrobe depth standards are usually 0.6 meters. This is due to the fact that an increase in depth carries with it unpleasant consequences in the form of inconvenience of operation: things located closer to the end will be inconvenient to reach. For the minimum cabinet depth to be installed in a narrow room, the standard is 0.6 m. This is created not only for ease of use, but also to optimize the stability of the structure.
The height is selected based on the accessibility of the upper shelves for an adult. On average, about 2 meters is enough; rarely used things are usually located at this height. Depending on the needs, you can choose a height almost to the ceiling, but in any case, it is necessary to leave about 10 cm (otherwise there will be difficulties in assembly, because the product is usually assembled on the floor).
In the case of a ceiling height of more than 3 meters and a cabinet depth of less than 0.9 meters, the need for additional fasteners may arise. A similar situation occurs when there is a lack of depth for standard ceilings. In addition to the above, the length of the chipboard slab is 278 cm, which means that a cabinet with a height exceeding this size will be equipped with a mezzanine.
Manufacturers often provide ready-made wardrobe models. For example, for a roomy product measuring 1800 cm, the optimal depth is 0.6 m, and the height is from 2.25 m to 2.5 m, it is best to choose three sashes for it.
When developing a project for installing a sliding wardrobe with a non-standard size of height or depth, it is necessary to calculate all the components, including the internal filling. The fact is that built-in shelves can affect the stability of the structure. Leaving the gap between the content and the door too small can make it difficult to move the outer panel along the rails. This will adversely affect the service life and may lead to product breakdown.
If you need to fill a niche in the wall, install a built-in wardrobe, or want to use an empty corner and place a functional storage space there, then you also need to create individual sketches.
Installing a wardrobe is a good idea for apartments with a niche in the wall, but there are some peculiarities: the walls may be uneven initially, which could appear when the house "shrinks". And the corners are not always perfectly straight. Therefore, calculations of the size of the wardrobe compartment for a niche should be carried out with particular scrupulousness. First, a careful measurement of the niche is carried out along the entire perimeter. For calculations, a smaller value is taken, from which a few centimeters are subtracted for the gap between the walls of the cabinet and the wall. Next, the evenness of the corners is checked, if they are not 90 degrees, the distance between the cabinet and the wall will have to be increased. Ideally, a master should measure an uneven niche.
Corner wardrobes are a great idea for a compact walk-in closet. Such models save space, allow you to place many pull-out elements in your case: shelves, swivel mechanisms, drawers and baskets. There are different angles in apartments, so sometimes calculating the sizes can cause some difficulties. An experienced craftsman will always help to draw up an optimal project, which will not only combine all the wishes of the customer, but will also be quite feasible.
The original option for installing a corner wardrobe is a radius design. In addition to saving space (due to ergonomic design), extensive interior filling possibilities and ease of use, the customer of this product receives a unique interior solution.
For the highest quality and simplest assembly of the wardrobe, sketches and diagrams should include the dimensions and distances used, at which all its parts will be installed. The sketch should consist of roller guides and internals. Even storage shelves and drawers and baskets need to be included in the diagram. This is very important, because if the shelves are incorrectly installed, the reliability of the entire cabinet is compromised.
Ideally, you need to think over the filling of the cabinet in advance: how it will be more convenient to place clothes on hangers, where there will be a shoe net and boxes for linen. It is important to determine the size of the basket on the lowest shelf. You also need to pay attention to the drawer: the doors should not impede its movement.
To prevent possible complications during the operation of the product, the distance between the guide on the bottom of the cabinet and the internal elements should be at least 2-3 cm.
Examples of interesting design solutions in the interior
Functionality, layout and interior of the room influence the choice of the wardrobe design. Considering the dimensions of the product, its appearance must be given no less attention than the inner filling. The wardrobe should match the overall style of the room and the rest of the furniture, as well as the shades of the walls and floors.
If the ergonomic wardrobe for the hallway contains all the frequently used items: umbrellas, seasonal clothes and shoes, hats, scarves and stoles, children's sledges and roller skates, then these items will find their permanent place in the wardrobe, while remaining in the zone availability.
Typical corridors and hallways are characterized by a lack of space and lighting.Mirror doors can visually expand, "fill with air" the room: they reflect light, create the illusion of increasing space. Additional lighting will make the choice of clothes more comfortable.
The wardrobe located in the living room must fulfill not only a practical function, but also serve as a decorative piece of furniture. Fortunately, modern realities allow you to decorate the cabinet doors with photo printing, silk-screen printing, laconic monochromatic color panels, sandblasting, options for every taste and wallet. Such a wardrobe can be very practically equipped with a TV, a bar, even a folding secretary for working at home. This leaves a lot of free space, which is important for a room that is intended for receiving guests.
Choosing a wardrobe with a sliding system in the bedroom will make it possible to equip a dressing room even in a small room and will allow you to abandon outdated dressers and side tables. Rational distribution of drawers, shelves, compartments for bed and underwear, hangers and hanging organizers for cosmetics and perfumes, will make it easier to maintain order and comfort. In a comfortable room, relaxation is much more effective, so it will definitely be pleasant to relax in such a bedroom after a hard day.
In a children's room, especially when the child is not alone, a wardrobe is not just a comfortable piece of furniture, but also a harsh necessity. A wide range of options for filling the closet will eliminate chaos and clutter: books and textbooks, toys, video games and construction sets, clothes for educational institutions and everyday - each item has its own house. The choice of bright designs is a huge additional plus, you can even order sash with the image of your favorite characters. A weighty argument in favor of choosing a wardrobe will be the release of additional space for games and educational activities.
Do not forget that minimalism is a guarantee of a comfortable environment in the interior of cramped apartments. Therefore, owners of compact housing usually choose such furnishing options that reduce the amount of furniture and miscellaneous items. Such a rational solution will allow the room to look more open and spacious. In this case, the wardrobe will be indispensable.
In spacious apartments with wide corridors and large rooms, the wardrobe also organically fits into the space. With it, there are more possibilities for equipping the product with additional shelves, on which you can place graceful figurines and elegant interior items.
So, no matter what was the reason for buying new furniture - the desire to update the furnishings or moving to a new apartment, a wardrobe is an excellent choice for transforming living space. Change the layout, disguise mistakes in finishing work, expand the space - with a wardrobe, all these issues can be solved. With its help, you can even divide the room into two secluded parts, this is a good option for a room with children of different ages.
Using this multifunctional piece of furniture, you can perfectly complete the interior in any style, because the decorative options are unlimited.