|Most closets require some type of a door
(unless they are really just a nook). The
three types to choose from are swinging doors,
bi-fold doors, or sliding doors.
If your closet is a walk-in closet, you might
choose a traditional door to seal the closet
off or a pair of swinging doors. We replaced
the bi-fold doors on our pantry with a pair
of swinging doors and are very satisfied
with the ease of access and the resulting
Bi-fold doors (which, as the name suggests,
are actually two doors hinged together so
that they fold) are standard in new construction
and are usually made from a pressed board
material or metal to avoid problems of warping.
The can be surfaced with glass to give the
impression of a larger room. While they can
be opened to give nearly full access to the
closet, they are not our first choice. If
you do decide to purchase bi-folds, look
for doors with some weight and a quality
sliding mechanism that allows the doors to
Nicer in appearance than the
doors are also the most expensive.
quality of the door increases,
so does its
rigidity and the smoothness with
glides on its track. As with
mirrored doors can dramatically
impression of a room and add
it. The only drawbacks to sliding
that the more expensive ones,
weigh more, take more effort
to move, and
because the doors overlap, you
have full access to the closet
at one time.
If that is a concern, consider
or four doors.