Do you love your sliding-door wardrobe but find it’s not an ideal storage solution? If that’s the case, you’re not alone. Many homeowners discover at some point that their sliding-wardrobe doors are more trouble than they’re worth. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to upgrade your problem while also saving money and space in the process. Yes, removing sliding wardrobe doors can be a tricky project with lots of potential pitfalls along the way. However, if you keep your wits about you and remember to take things one step at a time, it’s not as difficult as it may seem. In this blog post, we’ll explore why so many people dislike their sliding-wardrobe doors, what some of the most common problems are when it comes to these doors, and advice on how to remove them safely and efficiently without endangering your home or spending a fortune on specialist services.
How To Remove Sliding Wardrobe Doors?
- The first thing you should do when you decide to remove your sliding-wardrobe doors is checked that your home insurance covers all risks for accidental damage. This means that if there’s any damage to your home and it’s not your fault, the insurer will reimburse you. In short, if the doors are damaged by accident, they’re not yours to repair or replace.
- If you’re happy with the way the doors look but are concerned about how they might affect your home’s value, take a look at our blog post on how to make a room look bigger without spending too much money.
- Before removing any of your sliding-wardrobe doors, make sure you know exactly what type of door they are and how they work (see below). You’ll need this information when it comes time to remove them so you can leave them in their original position and reinstall them at a later date if necessary.
- When removing any type of door from a wall, be careful not to damage or scratch the surrounding wall surface finish with anything sharp such as nails or screws (especially when using power tools). We recommend taking plenty of care when removing any door from its frame so that it doesn’t end up damaging the surrounding wall surface finish too badly during removal (wearing gloves will help protect against this). For example, try moving some furniture out of the way first before attempting to remove a sliding wardrobe door from its frame – this will allow you to get a better idea of where the door is located before removing it.
- If you’re removing your sliding-wardrobe doors from a single-wall plasterboard wall, we recommend using a small crowbar or similar tool to remove them – this will make the job much easier and less likely to damage your wall surface finish. However, if you’re removing them from a double-wall plasterboard wall, we recommend using the jigsaw method (see below) – this will give you better control over how much damage is done to your wall surface finish and won’t leave any visible marks.
- When removing any type of door from its frame, be sure that you are in full control of the door being removed at all times (don’t allow anyone else to do it). It’s important that you don’t accidentally pull out or twist the frame with your hands while trying to remove the door (this can make it difficult for you to reinstall it later on). Instead, use something like a crowbar or screwdriver handle when attempting to remove these doors so that they don’t move unexpectedly when they’re hanging on the hinges at the top of their frames.
Sliding Wardrobe Door Problems And Fixes
Sliding Wardrobe Doors Are a Waste of Space
If you’re like most people, the main reason you’re considering replacing your sliding-wardrobe doors is that they take up too much space. Sure, there are some small wardrobes that can be hidden away behind a wall, but for the most part, this isn’t an option. If you want to store things in your wardrobe and still have room for other things in the room, you need to use space efficiently. And if your wardrobe door is taking up more space than it should be, it’s time to consider removing it.
Sliding Wardrobe Doors Can Be Hazardous
Sliding wardrobe doors are closed on both sides of their frames with no way to open them from either side. That means if something goes wrong with the machine or if they get damaged in some other way, there’s no way to access them from the inside of your home – which means that any potential problems have nowhere to go except right at you!
Sliding Wardrobe Doors Are Unstable
Most sliding-wardrobe doors are constructed out of wood or metal and as such are a lot heavier than they look (and also very prone to warping or twisting). This makes them very susceptible to damage from strong winds and heavy snow loads during the winter months. As such, many homeowners find that their sliding-wardrobe doors aren’t reliable enough for everyday use.
Sliding Wardrobe Doors Are Expensive to Maintain
Sliding-wardrobe doors are heavy and take a lot of wear and tear, especially over the years. When they don’t work as well as they should, it’s tempting to ignore them and hope that they don’t break down too badly or cause any damage to your home. However, if you’re not careful, this can lead to much more expensive repairs down the road – including replacement cabinets and even complete renovation of your entire room!
Sliding Wardrobe Doors Are Unreliable
When you have an unreliable sliding wardrobe door that doesn’t open or close properly, the only way to get in and out of the wardrobe is through a small gap at the side of the door frame (and sometimes even through a small hole in your wall). This means that there’s no way for you to access your wardrobe from the inside of your home without getting into trouble. If something goes wrong with your sliding wardrobe door while you’re not around, you could be left trapped in there until some kind stranger comes along who can help you get out safely!
You’re Constantly Bumping Into People
- If you’re constantly bumping into people, it may be time to invest in a wardrobe that is out of reach of the average person.
- If you have a narrow staircase, it may be time to invest in a wardrobe that is out of reach of the average person.
- If you’re constantly bumping into people and your home is not near stairs, it may be time to invest in a wardrobe that is out of reach of the average person.
- If you’re constantly bumping into people and your home has a narrow staircase, it may be time to invest in a wardrobe that is out of reach of the average person.
- If you’re constantly bumping into people and your home has no stairs at all, it may be time to invest in a wardrobe that is out of reach of the average person.
It’s Too Hot Or Too Cold In There
- If you find that your wardrobe is too hot or too cold, it could be due to the way your door is designed. If the doors of your wardrobe are not well insulated, they can act as an air conditioner or heater in warmer or colder temperatures. The result? You’re not getting enough air circulation and you’re not comfortable in there. Additionally, if the doors are not well insulated and you have a lot of stuff packed into them, then you’re also likely to feel cooler or warmer than usual because of this factor.
- Your sliding-door wardrobe may have poor insulation because it was poorly installed. While choosing window/door combinations for your home, make sure that they complement each other and work well together to keep heat/cold out while letting in the fresh air. For example, choose double-glazed windows for a windowless room with a sliding-door wardrobe like a bedroom; otherwise, consider using thermal curtains instead.
- If you notice that your sliding-wardrobe doors are cold to the touch when you open them but warm when closed, it could be due to poor insulation inside the door itself. If this is the case, ask an expert how best to insulate these areas without causing damage to your property or wasting money on expensive materials. It may also be worth considering adding a fan at ceiling level inside these areas if possible.
If you’re experiencing any of the issues listed above, it might be time to remove your sliding wardrobe doors and replace them with a more traditional design. Whether you choose to install a rotating wardrobe or a walk-in closet, you’ll have an additional storage unit to help you tame your clothing chaos. You’ll likely find that your home is more comfortable and you have much easier access to all your clothing items, too. Overall, there are many reasons to remove your sliding wardrobe doors, and there are just as many solutions for dealing with the issues that arise from this decision.