Corner sliding wardrobes are made mainly of chipboard – laminated particleboard. The most important and distinctive structural element of sliding wardrobes is the sliding mechanism of the doors, it consists of guide profiles and rollers. The more reliable this mechanism is, the longer the cabinet will last.
There are several types of corner sliding wardrobes:
Triangular – is installed in the corner, without side walls;
Trapezoid – is installed in a corner, but has one side wall;
Five-walled – is installed in a corner, but has two side walls;
L-shaped – this is when two rectangular cabinets are connected in the corner;
Radius – similar to the previous types, it is installed in a corner, but the door and guides have a curved or concave shape, such cabinets look very harmonious and non-standard.
In order to install sliding doors in the corner sliding wardrobe, the width of the doorway of the cabinet must be equal to or greater than 80 cm, but nevertheless, for comfortable use of the cabinet, a minimum width of the doorway of 120 cm is recommended.
Corner wardrobe can be either built-in or cabinet.
Built-in is a cabinet built into an existing niche; it is characterized by the absence of a back wall and a bottom, as well as one or both side walls. Guide profiles are fixed to the ceiling and floor. The advantage of this design is the relative cheapness and very aesthetic appearance.
Cabinet – this is a cabinet having rear and side walls, a cover and a bottom. The advantage of this design in mobility, it can always be disassembled and sold to a new owner or installed in any other suitable place (for example, when moving).
The advantage of corner sliding wardrobes is that they use the occupied space as efficiently as possible, in most cases they do not need to create a special niche, since this niche is automatically created by any internal corner in the room. Corner wardrobes are ideal for small spaces. Due to the widespread use of corner sliding wardrobes and the technology for their production, it is now possible to easily purchase such cabinets inexpensively.
Consider the accessories available today for corner sliding wardrobes. These are all kinds of hooks for outerwear, retractable and stationary hangers for ties and belts, retractable nets for shoes and underwear. There is even such specific accessories as an iron hanger, a hanger for a vacuum cleaner, and a wardrobe elevator (pantograph) – a device that allows you to hang clothes as high as possible, thereby allowing you to effectively use the top of the cabinet.
Corner wardrobe can be installed in the hallway, nursery, in the kitchen and even in the office. For a visible increase in the space on the cabinet door, mirrors can be installed. Another possible use of the corner sliding wardrobe is to hide various defects of the room, for example, protruding beams, pipes, ventilation ducts, an electric panel and so on. But in this case, you have to make a sliding wardrobe to order.
The advantage of custom cabinets is that they can be made of any color, size, any design, equipped with a variety of fittings. So, such a cabinet can be harmoniously fit into any interior, realize all your ideas regarding the ergonomics of the cabinet, take into account any design features depending on what you will store in it, think through each shelf.