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DIY Guide: How to Fit Sliding Wardrobe Doors Like a Pro

Sliding wardrobe doors are a sleek and space-saving solution for any bedroom or storage area. Installing them yourself can be a rewarding project, saving you money and giving you the satisfaction of a job well done. With the right tools and a little know-how, you can have your sliding wardrobe doors up and running in no time. Follow this step-by-step guide to ensure a smooth installation process.

Step 1: Measure Your Space

Before you begin, accurately measure the width and height of the space where you'll be installing the wardrobe doors. Take precise measurements at multiple points to account for any irregularities in the wall or floor. This will ensure that your doors fit perfectly once installed.

Step 2: Designing Your Doors

Select sliding wardrobe doors that fit your measurements and match the style of your space. Consider factors such as material, color, and design to ensure the doors complement your existing decor. Another factor to take into account is how many doors will you choose to fill your opening space, if you use our online door builder, you will see when you enter your opening width that there is a pre-selected number of doors for your specific size, this can be amended if you'd like a bespoke design.

Step 3: Prepare the Area

Once you have placed your order and our team has delivered your doors you need to clear the space where you'll be installing the doors, removing any furniture or obstacles in the way. Clean the area thoroughly to ensure a smooth and level surface for installation. If necessary, patch any holes or imperfections in the wall. If you are fitting internal storage make sure this is completed before fitting sliding doors to make life easier.

Step 4: Install the Tracks

Begin by installing the top and bottom tracks for the sliding doors, you must fit the top track first by screwing it into the top of your opening space, it is crucial that the top track is flush with your front and side facings. Next you need to fit your bottom track, this needs to be fitted 30mm from the front of your opening space- best method is to use a tape measure to mark 30mm and use a level to ensure the tracks are straight and properly aligned.

Step 5: Fit your Doors

Carefully lift your doors into place, inserting them into the top track first and then lowering them onto the bottom track. Once in place you need to push down on the 'flag' (the blue component on the image) this will lock your door into the bottom track. Make sure the doors slide smoothly within the tracks without any obstructions. Adjust the alignment if necessary to ensure a perfect fit.

Step 6: Finishing Touches

Clean any fingerprints or smudges from the doors and tracks to keep them looking their best. Add any finishing touches such as decorative trim or molding to complete the look.

Step 7: Enjoy Your New Wardrobe Doors

With your sliding wardrobe doors properly installed, you can now enjoy the enhanced functionality and aesthetic appeal they bring to your space. Organize your belongings neatly behind the doors and revel in the sense of accomplishment that comes from completing a DIY project.

Fitting sliding wardrobe doors is a manageable DIY project that can transform the look and feel of any room in your home. By following these simple steps and taking your time to ensure proper measurements and alignment, you can achieve professional-looking results without the need for expensive installation services. So roll up your sleeves, gather your tools, and get ready to enjoy the satisfaction of a job well done!


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