Good Questions: Sliding Closet Doors?

Good Questions: Sliding Closet Doors?

Maxwell Ryan
Jun 3, 2005

Hello AT,

I remember seeing some discussion on sliding panels etc. here. But cant seem to find them now.

I have a wide end closet with two door openings. I currently have bi-fold doors in both of the openings. Since the closet is one continuous space I want to break the divider and join the two openings into one wide one (between 9-10 feet). I was looking for ideas for what kind of doors I might be able to use.

I was thinking of sliding panels on overhead rails. Not sure where to get the parts from for such a design. Anyway I am open to other ideas.

thanks, d

Dear D, we're a big fan of curtains (as everyone knows), and these can be EASILY done with extended curtain rods or a hospital track mounted in the door frame. The resource here is Curtain Fair of Long Island.

Another option is to do really wide solar shades, which are very rigid and typically used on windows. These are very modern looking. We just installed them for a client and he loved them. You can get these installed by Blinds & Beyond.

Another idea is Panel Track (this from Smith and Noble), which is like a thin sliding door.

For doors, there has been a discussion and we think it came up during this house tour, where Josh hung sliding acrylic panels to create a door to his office. We would recommend doing something as adventurous as this and not going for typical hollow core sliding doors that will bang into one another. MGR

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