Closet sliding doors are the best for bedrooms of modern houses because they’re cheap, functional and they don’t take up a lot of space. Personally, I like my sliding doors custom made in order to show my unique personality. Still, for those who can’t afford to have custom made doors installed in their bedrooms, stores like Ikea and Lowes offers cheap closet bypass doors in virtually any design you want.
Sliding Doors At Lowes
First, let’s look at the sliding closet doors Lowes offers. Lowe’s Companies, Inc. is a chain of stores that offer home improvement tools and appliances in affordable prices. It was founded by Lucius S. Lowe in 1921. Since then, it’s gained national fame and is considered to be the 2nd largest home improvement store chain in the country.
Among their interior sliding closet doors, the ones I like the best are the KingStar series. The series comes in various finishes and colors including Espresso, White and Cherry. This series features a pair of doors with 3 panels of tempered frosted glass each. They also have dial-adjustable rollers which no longer require a floor track. I recommend this sliding glass door for those who want to switch from swing doors to the sliding door.
Sliding Doors At Ikea
Next let’s take a peek at the sliding closet doors Ikea has in their stores. Ikea is a company that offers a wide range of budget friendly home furnishings. They believe in creating a better life for the average people through cheap but high-quality products. Their mission statement is evident in the items they sell, including their sliding bypass doors.
One of my favorite sliding doors available at Ikea is the PAX series. For instance, the PAX Malm is a pair of sliding doors that are made from fiberboard and made to look like real wood. They come in different veneers including ash, birch and oak.
I like these doors because they are environmentally friendly. Their materials are renewable and may be recyclable, depending on the recycling policies of the community you’re in.
Under the PAX Series, Ikea also offers the Auli, Lyngdal, Tonnes and Uggdal among others.
Buying Sliding Doors
There are several things that you need to consider before buying sliding doors. First is material. For instance, I personally prefer wooden sliding closet doors because they look great with my hardwood floors. However, materials such as fiber board are more durable and less susceptible to moisture. I also like glass doors because they look elegant and are perfect for high-class and modern bedrooms.
Next is budget. I always make sure that my design ideas fit in my budget. It’s a good thing that stores such as Ikea and Lowes offer sliding closet doors that are cheap yet functional.
Installing Sliding Doors
Once you buy sliding closet doors, you’ll be surprised as to how easy they can be installed. Most of these doors come with installations guides and manuals. The can also be downloaded from the store’s website.
I also like searching for DIY guides and videos online for extra tips as to the installation of my sliding doors. With their help, I find that installing sliding doors can be done in no time at all.