If you have a sliding door system it is important to “partition” the design of the organiser into sections that match the different doors. For example, with two sliding doors you will be able to get into either the left side of the wardrobe or the right side but not both sides at the same time. So the design would have different items stored on the different sides:
• Longer hanging items such as full length dresses, overcoats together with shelving and drawers on one side, with two levels of shorter hanging items (shirts, jackets, skirts) on the other.
So when you approach the wardrobe to retrieve an item of clothing you will know which side of the wardrobe to go to.
You can also give consideration to using bi-folding doors. However, there are limitations to the size they can be made to, unlike sliding door systems, but they can be fully opened to allow good access to the storage space. They do use floor space outside of the wardrobe when opened but as they fold they do not use as much as standard hinged doors.
The cost of sliding doors varies and are dependent on a number of factors such as materials used, type of running gear and the labour to install the doors:
• The costs for double sliding doors range from $500 to $750+
• And for triple sliding doors they range from $750 to $1,120+