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How to Update Old Fitted Wardrobes?

open sliding wardrobe doors

Your bedroom should be your sanctuary, a place of comfort and peace for you to relax and unwind at the end of the day. A well thought out interior design has the power to both contribute and detract from this feeling. So, if your bedroom no longer feels like your own private refuge it may be time for an upgrade.

A good place to start is with your old fitted wardrobe. Maybe it no longer matches the rest of your décor, is looking outdated or has lost functionality, either way, these are all good reasons why you should refresh your wardrobe.

Built-in wardrobes remain a highly popular and stylish choice worldwide. There’s no need to entirely replace them if they’re looking tired. You can give your old fitted wardrobe a stunning makeover by upgrading to a new set of contemporary sliding wardrobe doors, customised to your taste and bedroom décor. But why stop there? You can also get rid of all the clutter within and revive your wardrobe interior too with bespoke organisers

Here are some tips and tricks to make the most of your old fitted wardrobe renovation:

  • Mirror Magic

Create the illusion of more space and light by choosing mirrored sliding wardrobe doors.  Mirrors are multitaskers, they can not only quickly add dimension to any space and  increase natural light but also help make sure you look good.

For a more contemporary look consider combining mirrors with glass or wooden panels like in the stunning example below, featuring a fineline Sand Orleans oak middle panel.

eclipse mirrored sliding wardrobe

Eclipse Range

  • Hinged Doors vs Sliding Wardrobe Doors

Functionality is an important factor to consider when refreshing your built-in wardrobe. If your existing doors are hinged and swing out, then sliding wardrobe doors are an ideal upgrade. Their major plus is they don’t require any previous space clearance as they open sideways. But this doesn’t mean that they aren’t suitable for spacious bedrooms. In fact, because this type of door doesn’t have hinges you can install doors of over 600mm. If you’re struggling to choose between these two opening models check out all the reasons why you should choose sliding wardrobe doors over hinged.

sliding wardobe doors glossed


  • Enjoy the freedom of a custom design

When you buy freestanding and pre-assembled furniture it can be hard to find the exact size and style. Tailored made sliding wardrobe doors can be easily assembled at home, fit the most awkward of spaces and be manufactured in your choice of board materials and colours to suit your style. Try our online designer tool to see what we mean!

  • Lasting Change Starts from Within

The inside of your wardrobe should be as beautiful and functional as the outside. Whether you’re someone who needs plenty of hanging space, drawers or shoe racks, creating a bespoke wardrobe interior will help your mornings run smoothly and make your life less chaotic.

Take this chance to reinvent your storage system to suit your lifestyle and build a home for every item in your wardrobe.

interior storage

Are You Ready to Upgrade Your Old Fitted Wardrobe? 

It’s time to get creative! At Slide Wardrobe Doors we offer bespoke sliding wardrobes with over 2000 combinations available for you to mix and match. If you require tailored professional advice feel free to give our team a call on 01636 671177 and we’ll be happy to help.