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How to choose between sliding wardrobes over hinged door wardrobes

20 June 2019
We thought it would be a good idea to look at hinged wardrobes VS sliding wardrobes.

We thought it would be a good idea to look at hinged wardrobes VS sliding wardrobes. At Custom World all of our wardrobes, whether sliding or hinged are built floor to ceiling and, where appropriate, can in most circumstances be wall to wall. Both types of wardrobe are also built without backs or sides so that you maximize the storage space available. However, some customers prefer to have backs and sides in their wardrobes, so we cater for this too.

Both our sliding wardrobes and hinged wardrobes are made-to-measure, so can fit almost any space. With both wardrobe options, you can choose from a number of interior storage options to accessorise with, including; long and short hanging, tie-racks, shoe-racks, trouser rails, draws, shelves and more. To help you choose…

How to choose between sliding wardrobes over hinged door wardrobes

How to choose between sliding wardrobes over hinged door wardrobes

How to choose between sliding wardrobes over hinged door wardrobes

Hinged door wardrobes – the classic mechanism meets contemporary design, and together they make room for the things that matter.

1.Hinged wardrobe doors require extra space to enable them to open into the room so, although the overall depth of the wardrobe is less than our recommendation for the depth of a sliding wardrobe, the space required is usually more to take account of the doors opening space.

2.Hinged doors usually have a maximum size of around 600mm (Approx. 2 foot), so as not to put too much weight on the hinges.

3.Usually our hinged wardrobes have a floor built-in at the height of our recommended plinth size of 100mm.

4.Includes a full width top shelf with space above right to the ceiling.

5.No standard door sizes – we make our hinged doors to suit your living space.

How to choose between sliding wardrobes over hinged door wardrobes

How to choose between sliding wardrobes over hinged door wardrobes

How to choose between sliding wardrobes over hinged door wardrobes


Sliding door wardrobes – fluidity, design and style make sure every item has its place, without taking up the space you need for everyday practicalities.


1.The recommended depth of our sliding wardrobes is 650mm (Approx. 26″).

2.If your preference is for a sliding wardrobe, but you have limited space, then the 650mm depth can be reduced by changing the way the clothes are hung. These options can be discussed with our designer during your free design visit.

3.Each sliding door can be as wide as 1,200 in width, with a choice of mirror, panel, sculptured, frosted or colour glass.

4.No standard door sizes – our door sizes are totally adjustable and made to fit your space.

5.Includes a full width top shelf with space above right to the ceiling.

6.There are no floors in our sliding wardrobes so you get maximum storage facilities, especially for shoes.


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