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What is a standard sliding wardrobe door size?

Posted by jask Media on 26 January 2021

Are you thinking of installing sliding wardrobes in your bedroom? If so, you may be wondering what the standard sliding wardrobe door size is. In reality, there’s no standard size as fitted wardrobes go to the ceiling. This allows for greater storage space as well as giving a more streamlined look. At Robes & Rails, we’ve been designing and installing sliding door wardrobes in Lincoln and throughout the region for many years. Why not get in touch to find out more today?

Is there a standard size for sliding wardrobe doors?


One of the biggest advantages of sliding wardrobe doors is their versatility. These sleek and stylish pieces of furniture can be designed to fit the unique measurements of a room. They reach from floor to ceiling to maximise the available space, making sure there are no unsightly gaps. This means that rather than there being a standard size for sliding wardrobe doors, they are made to measure to fit the room perfectly. At Robes & Rails, we design and build bespoke fitted wardrobes which not only integrate effortlessly but offer a wealth of convenient storage space. 

How to measure for sliding wardrobe doors?

Robes & Rails will take care of everything when it comes to measuring for your sliding wardrobe doors. So, rather than digging out your tape measure and getting stressed trying to get accurate measurements for your new wardrobes, why not call us and let us do it for you? Our team of experienced installers can visit you at your home and measure up quickly and professionally. Once we’ve done this, we can calculate a quote for the work. If you’re happy with the figure, we’ll then begin designing sliding wardrobes which suit your exact specifications.

If you do want to measure up for a sliding wardrobe door yourself, it’s relatively simple to do, requiring just a few measurements. As you take them, you should consider the width of the door’s top mounting track. This can affect the length of door you buy. Keep in mind that thick carpet in your bedroom can also impact how well the sliding door operates. Therefore, you should consider reducing the length of the door somewhat to accommodate the thick pile.

Measure the vertical height of the wardrobe door opening on the left. Then measure the door opening height on the right side too. It’s important to take both of these measurements as the door opening might not be square. If the opening is particularly wide, it’s a good idea to take another measurement at the centre of the doorway. You can then measure horizontally along the top of the opening underneath the doorframe. Measure along the bottom of the door’s opening too. Although measuring for sliding wardrobe doors is relatively simple, designing and installing the perfect ones for your home isn’t. That’s why it makes so much sense to hire a specialist company like Robes & Rails to do the job for you. With over 30 years’ experience in the field, you can rely on us to create a bespoke solution that meets your needs.  

Sliding wardrobes designed to fit your space

Are you short on space in your home? Then you’re not alone. UK homes have become noticeably smaller over the years. Whilst the average bedroom size in the 1930s was 15.34m, it now stands at 13.64m in the 2000s. This has led many homeowners to seek out novel ways of creating extra storage space in their properties. One common way to do this is to invest in sliding door wardrobes in Lincoln. 

Sliding wardrobes not only maximise space by stretching from floor to ceiling, but they also offer the advantage of not requiring room for doors to open conventionally. As their name suggests, they slide across rather than open outwards. They’re ideal for small rooms with minimal floor space, as you don’t need to worry about opening the wardrobe doors into the room. 

At Robes & Rails, we can design and build sliding door wardrobes to fit any space. So, whether you have particularly high ceilings or awkwardly shaped walls or tricky alcoves, we can assist. They can be fitted almost anywhere in your bedroom, regardless of the room size, and even fitting comfortably into tight corners. We can install wardrobes that offer a clean and seamless look, transforming the room completely.  

Choose from many styles, designs, and finishes


Sliding door wardrobes are custom made to fit any size room within your home, giving you so much more storage space and a streamlined look. Plus, because we offer so many different styles, designs, and finishes, you can make sure your new wardrobe meets your tastes as well as the décor of the room. Whether you want a classic or modern style, framed or unframed doors, a wood effect or painted in subtle or bold shades, we can assist. 

Mirrored sliding wardrobe doors are a popular option too. The large reflective surfaces are a good way to create the feeling of more space and light in your room whilst also eliminating the need for a separate full-length mirror. Robes & Rails can be designed and constructed hundreds of beautiful sliding door wardrobes in Lincoln over the years, so we’re confident we can meet your needs. 

Don’t forget about the interior of your sliding wardrobe when thinking about the design. We can help you create a storage system that allows you to organise your belongings conveniently and efficiently. With the storage space stretching from floor-to-ceiling, there will be plenty of room to keep everything from clothes and shoes to bags and accessories. Wardrobes can include shelves, drawers, hanger bars, trouser racks, shoe racks, and more.

Contact Us 


To learn more about our sliding wardrobe doors, don’t hesitate to contact us. Call us on 01522 387 037 to discuss your requirements with one of our team. Alternatively, message us here with your questions or queries and someone will get back to you right away.


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