DIY Tips – measuring for a sliding wardrobe

So, you’re in the process of updating your bedroom and want to fit a sliding wardrobe, but don’t know where to start. Then this DIY guide is for you. In this article we’ll show you how to measure your room correctly so that you get the best fitting wardrobe possible.

Sliding wardrobes come in a range of different sizes, but for the best fit it is best to go to a specialist company such as Specialist companies provide made to measure wardrobes for the best fit possible, but it is important to measure your room correctly to get the best fit.

Measuring the height

It is recommended that you lift the carpet up where you plan to put the sliding wardrobe and measure the full height from floor to ceiling; this is because the bottom track must be secured to the floor and cannot be fitted on top of carpet. Once the carpet is up measure from the floor to ceiling at the right, centre and left hand side of the wall, and write down the smallest measurement; this is the one you will use for the height of your wardrobe.

Measuring the width

There are three different types of sliding wardrobe to choose from, wall to wall, wall to end panel and inside a frame; here we will show you how to measure for all three options:

Wall to wall

Measure from wall to wall approximately 30cm from the ceiling and 30cm up from the floor, the widest opening will be used to ensure the correct fit of the sliding doors.

Wall to end panel

Measure from the wall to where you want the end panel to be, include the width of the panel in your calculation (approximately 25mm).

Pre-made frame

If you already have a pre-made frame and are looking to update the doors then all you have to measure is the inside edges of the frame. Take measurements at the top and bottom of the frame and choose the widest number.

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