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nancymiller48

Thank you - this article has inspired me to make some changes to my standard 70s wardrobe with its 2 sliding mirrored doors and one hanging rod under a difficult-to-access top shelf. There's only me so should be ample space but as described above I do have to scrabble under clothing to find my shoes, and that upper shelf is definitely not user-friendly! When I think about it, adjacent to this wardrobe on the same wall is a hotwater cupboard conversion (HW now gas and outside) which includes linen and a section for brooms/vacuum cleaner. That has a single hinged door, difficult to access some of the storage. Oh, the joy, I can see the whole wall and cupboards removed, and in its place a wall of designated storage, Only major difficult choice will be the doors - to go sliding or hinged bifold? that is the question!

Just measured and I have length of 2900mm by about 65mmdeep, and standard low stud height to deal with. A consideration is the available floor space for doors; distance to the side of the bed is 1500mm, and the bedroom door is on the wall at right angles to the wardrobe wall, and only about 1m away, swinging towards the wardrobe. No possibility of rearranging furniture, but could change bedroom door to sliding, have done this in the past to free up floor space.

This place is a small unit so any space must be used economically. I have achieved this throughout the unit, except for this area. Mmmhmm, my big 'design hat' is in place! What fun!! Crack out the graph paper and a sharp pencil!

   
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Best of luck Nancy, I'm glad you found the article useful. There are some very good bifold doors now that give terrific access with less space taken up in the room. Have a look at these if you're interested https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeXsjLtt75w

   
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nancymiller48

Thank you. I will be investigating local cabinetry/joinery options. Dunedin NZ doesnt have a lot of options but Im sure I will find what I need.

   

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