Modern wardrobes

The problem of compact storage of things is relevant for each hostess. How to successfully place things and shoes of the whole family, while saving room space? Come to the aid of modern wardrobes. They are not only distinguished by their colossal spaciousness, but also the correctly chosen ones will become a true decoration of the interior.

Pros and cons of compartment designs

Modern sliding wardrobes have a number of advantages in comparison with usual:

  • Have a large capacity. Things in such a closet are in proper order, you can not worry about their appearance, for example, do not be afraid to get a blouse wrinkled under the pressure of other things from the closet. Models with corner shelves provide additional space for storing the necessary details;
  • This type of cabinet is compact with its considerable dimensions, which substantially harmonizes the space;
  • Due to the variety of models, you can choose a closet of the desired size with a standard depth of 60 cm in the living room, bedroom or hall.The customer chooses the content for the wardrobe and its design independently, taking into account his preferences;
  • They have a comfortable door opening - the doors slide along the guides, one behind the other, which is very convenient when filling the room with other furniture. Also, this principle of opening is different in safety: it is impossible to press a finger, and young children will not be injured when there is a bruise on the cabinet door due to the lack of handles in this model;
  • Thanks to the built-in models, using the wardrobe, you can hide significant defects in the walls, protruding pipes or uncovered wires;
  • With the help of the wardrobe there is an opportunity for zoning the space and using it as a partition;
  • A variety of color and style components make it possible to choose a wardrobe under the desired interior, and the variability of the cabinets, depending on price indicators, allows you to choose a model affordable.

The disadvantages of such structures include:

  • The impossibility of rearranging such a cabinet and the periodic alignment of the doors: with frequent opening, the mechanism may slightly loosen and the doors will begin to disperse.To level the door will not be difficult, even for a layperson.
  • Significant predominance of pluses over minuses makes closets very popular.


Two-, three-, four-leaf models, depending on the required spaciousness of the standard depth and rectangular shape, are classics. Made of various materials - wood, laminated by chipboard, veneered by chipboard, MDF, plastic panel - wardrobes are decorated with a pattern, photo printing, pattern, glass inserts. Doors can be plain, with a mirrored door, with a glossy plastic surface and a composite print over the entire surface of the cabinet.

The increasing popularity is gained by angular sliding wardrobes. Such models differ in depth. Thanks to its stylish design, the wardrobe will successfully fit into a corner. As a rule, on the side, these models have shelves for statuettes, perfume, combs and other useful stuff.

Models of sliding wardrobes of original designs will give the room unusualness and uniqueness. Radius closet in the room will not only become a wonderful place to store things, but also emphasize the taste and adherence to the fashion trends of its owner.They make sliding-door wardrobes of semicircular shape, expanding and tapering, wavy or in any other modern style to your taste.

Cabinet and recessed

As already noted earlier, wardrobes are cabinet and recessed.

Cabinet sliding wardrobes have external walls and differ in nothing from usual cabinets except as doors of compartment type.

The built-in sliding wardrobe occupies, as a rule, a niche in a wall. It has only internal division into sections, has no sidewalls, rear panel and wall separating the cabinet from the ceiling. Choosing such a cabinet, you must first clearly determine the place of its installation. The built-in case - a design not for one year. It is advisable to think in details of fasteners, internal filling, lighting, lifting and sliding mechanisms. Due to the absence of side and rear MDF panels, the built-in cabinet will be cheaper than the cabinet one.

Internal filling

Before you start planning for filling wardrobe, you need to decide what things will be stored there and where it will stand. For example, a closet in the hallway and a wardrobe in the room will vary.

In the internal filling of the cabinet — the compartment, there are three main components:

  • upper shelf (mezzanine) where rarely used items will be stored. These may be: seasonal items that take up at most once every three months (umbrellas, rubber boots), or items used periodically (blankets and blankets in the event of the arrival of guests, holiday utensils and other utensils);
  • lower shelf, which is good to use under shoes;
  • average cabinet space. It is located conditionally in the middle and is used to store everyday wardrobe.

Filling the cabinet contains the following elements, depending on the wishes of the buyer:

  • For the middle part of the rod and pantographs. Hangers with clothes of both short length (sweaters, blouses) and long ones (dresses, sundresses, raincoats) can be placed on the rods. They can be placed at a different level, for example, one bar is higher, the other is lower, or at the same level parallel to the base of the cabinet.
  • For higher cabinets, it is better to use pantographs - these are modern bars with sliding mechanisms for lowering clothes to the desired level.
  • It is better to place the shelves on the sides of the closet compartment in a row, one below the other.They can be different in depth, but the distance for ease of use is better to choose 30-40 cm. Shelves can be ordinary open, half-closed closed.
  • Boxes under the clothes, fully or half pulled out by special mechanisms.
  • Plastic drawers and baskets for storing clothes are pushed through special mechanisms.
  • Sliding hangers are used for shallow cabinets. The wardrobe can also be added with different hooks, hangers, and clothes hangers.
  • The bottom of the cabinet is mostly reserved for shoes. Shoe shelves can be equipped with special nets.
  • Some manufacturers, at the request of the client, add fixtures for ironing boards to the wardrobe, and also supply some models with additional baskets for small items.

Thus, the most capacious wardrobe can be a place to store any item from a blouse to a vacuum cleaner.

Filling depending on the location

The inner filling of the wardrobe, located in the room, will be basically represented by clothes. Such a cabinet is characterized by the presence of bars, hangers and various drawers for clothes. The width of such a cabinet does not exceed 60 cm.

The sliding wardrobe located in a hall is intended for outerwear. It should be provided with drawers or shelves for shoes, various shelves for hats, hooks for umbrellas and keys. Since space in the corridor is significantly limited, it is better to choose models of cabinets 40-45 cm wide.

In order to fill the space of the corner cabinet, everything must be carefully thought out. In order that the thing could be easily reached even from the depth of the cabinet, use the bars and hangers located in the center, and open shelves on the side.

The wardrobe can be filled from bottom to top, and for models in the living room, some manufacturers provide a shelf for TV.

A little more about the content.

The internal arrangement of elements in the closet should be as functional as possible.

A clothes rail is better placed in the center of the closet, because it must be up to 1.5 meters long to accommodate all hangers.

On the sides it is better to arrange shelves for clothes 40 cm wide, 25 cm wide will be enough for books.

For illumination, it is more practical to use a retractable visor with automatic light switching on - so the cabinet will be lit completely.


The design of wardrobes for wardrobes is incredibly diverse, which allows you to choose a model for any interior.

The standard design of the wardrobes is solid wood chipboard facades from dark wenge to bleached oak or plastic glossy facades of neutral white, milky, beige or bright accent colors: purple, violet, chocolate. Choosing a bright shade for the doors, you should take into account the size of the cabinet, so a large red spot in the entire length of the wall is unlikely to look attractive.

You can dilute the blind doors of a single mirror - and this is the most common option. You can use various combinations: one mirror door of two, a mirror on the central door for a three-door wardrobe. Such models visually increase the size of the room, in addition you become the owner of a full-length mirror.

Manufacturing companies, trying to make compartment doors more attractive, produce combined options: facades of individual rectangles - geometric, diagonal, sector. Glass, a different color of wood, plastic of various shades are used as plug-in elements.

The most popular material is chipboard. It is also the most budget option. Various colors, ease of care add to this material popularity.

Buyers are increasingly opting for mirrored doors. They will cost more, but they add room to the light.

Doors with frosted glass remain translucent, but this is enough to hide the contents of the cabinet.

Increasingly, wardrobes with glass lacquered glass elements are appearing on the market. Looks like a wardrobe is truly gorgeous. Varnish can pick up almost any color.

Most often, wardrobes are decorated with various patterns on the glass: glossy or matte in the form of floral ornaments, geometric, and monogramous patterns.

Quite a lot has been said about the popularity and budget of plastic doors, one has only to add that you can choose any plastic for the decor: colored, translucent, matte.

Sliding wardrobes with doors made of bamboo or rattan will fit well into an ethno style, moreover, this material is eco-friendly, which adds points to it.

The wardrobes with decoracle are original in the interior. Seashells, twigs, flowers, coconut fibers are placed between the acrylic panels.

The sliding wardrobe with leather decor looks solid and stylish. But in the house where there are animals, it is unlikely the acquisition of such a cabinet will become a rational purchase.

Doors with photo printing elements are the most popular. In the collection of any manufacturer there is already a set of standard drawings: landscapes, marine themes, animals, birds, insects, forest and flower photos. You can always put on your closet door your own drawing and even a photo of a family.


Installation of the cabinet wardrobe is quite possible to do it yourself. The most important thing is to check the availability of all components when accepting goods. The main thing when assembling the wardrobe is to install the frame. Then it is necessary to assemble the inner filling, install guides for sliding of the compartment doors.

The situation with the built-in closet is more complicated. If you have never dealt with the manufacture of the cabinet, it is better to seek the help of professionals. It is not worth doing a construction of drywall, internal filling can break the fragile walls. Rods are attached directly to the concrete wall.

When choosing a particular wardrobe model, always proceed from its dimensions, ability to accommodate all your belongings and compatibility with the interior.

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