Are you tired of your wardrobe doors? Or maybe they have finally reached the end of the line and are headed for that big storage unit in the sky. It’s important not to underestimate the central role that wardrobes play in a room setting, most likely the largest piece of vertical furniture on view in the room they immediately set the style and tone agenda. Whatever your reasons, purchasing new wardrobe doors is a huge decision that’s not to be taken likely. Find out how to get the best wardrobe doors that will last the course – and achieve the style and quality your home deserves.
Do I actually need wardrobe doors?
Apart from simply looking great, wardrobe doors are there for very good functional reasons. They protect our clothing and belongings from the sun’s super-strong UV rays, as well as keeping our things dry, fresh and dust-free. In addition to all of this, wardrobe doors can hide a multitude of sins that lie on the shelves behind. What goes on behind closed doors? Well that’s on a need-to-know basis only. When buying your new doors, make sure you’re getting that magic trio: style, quality and finish. It’s definitely worth investing upfront in a high quality product that will last you for many years to come rather than having to replace and repair much sooner than you anticipated.
What do they need to do?
It’s no secret that wardrobe doors actually have an important job to do – and it’s critical that they do it well. A tight closing fit is imperative to making sure that no sneaky light gets let in (which could potentially damage the contents over time). As well as shutting effectively, the doors need to have plenty of negotiating space to allow them to open up just as effectively – primarily to give you the regular access space you will inevitably need. Your wardrobe doors also need to complement (or set) the overall style of the room in terms of design as well as have the appropriate practicality and functionality. Think about the interior design tone you would like to achieve, as wardrobe doors can make or break a room.
What are my options?
Depending on your available space, you can choose from a variety of wardrobe doors to suit. It’s an opportunity to have some fun and get creative as well as being practically minded. Firstly, the room measurements will have a fair say in the choice of installation. Sliding doors are great for use in those more compact areas, hinged doors will suit if the room space allows and mirrored doors are perfect for reflecting light and adding depth – as well as handily doubling up as a full length mirror. Secondly, you can release your inner stylist and choose a door finish that will complement or accent your room feel. Wardrobe doors are available in sleek contemporary styles, mirrored or decaled, and can even be coloured to suit.
What should I avoid?
Poor quality product is the main offender in this category, and what might look easy on the eye may well fall apart before the year is done. Wardrobes undergo a fair amount of usage, especially for families with young children. They have to sufficiently be able to withstand regular wear and tear and still fulfil against their role. Wardrobe doors can be made from a variety of materials, so make sure you ask the supplier which exact materials are being used before you commit to a purchase. Fox Wardrobes only sources from established and reliable providers that guarantee their product. Only then are we comfortable sharing this work with our customers. In addition to the Australian made MDF provided by Polytec, Fox Wardrobe doors are all fitted with straighteners that prevent any bowing further down the track. As we continually work with the same supply partners, we know exactly where our materials are coming from, as well as understanding exactly what quality we are working with.
What does The Fox say?
We understand the emotional energy that goes into choosing wardrobe doors. We understand that you want the best value for money. And we fully understand the work we have to do to deliver against that because we share your passion. Fox Wardrobes is committed to supplying quality products at affordable prices. Where possible we always support local Australian businesses – and where not we source the very best from Europe. Our focus is absolutely on delivering top quality storage solutions at affordable prices. Not only do we offer an 8-point service guarantee, your wardrobe doors are guaranteed right from purchase for a further 10 years, no quibbles required. In order to be able to make that promise there are certain standards we require our products to meet, that’s why all our mirrored doors are backed with safety vinyl to ensure that industry safety requirements are fully met.
That’s the Fox Wardrobes way, and our promise to you is that you won’t leave disappointed.