Suggestions relating to Reachin Closet Doors

revaselvaApril 7, 2014

Hi All,
I am moving into a 1960s ranch style home, which has a reachin closets in all 3 bedrooms. As part of remodel, our contractor had widened the opening of the master bedroom closet from standard 8ft wide to 106". Initially I was not interested in sliding doors for the closets, as that would prevent easy reach and direct view of all the stuff. But our contractor called up few doors company and confirmed that there are no bi-fold doors available for that width and the only option is to go with a sliding doors.
The dimensions of the closet are 106" (l)* 25"(w)*96"(h).
I wanted a mirrored door for the closets.
Kindly suggest, what all options do I have relating to closet doors. Also I am looking for suggestions relating to closet organizers for this closet. I do not like Elfa system since it is wired.
Greatly appreciate your inputs.

Thanks
Reva

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graywings123

You might want to post your question on the Home Repair forum for questions about doors.

If you had your heart set on bifold doors, you could make double bifold doors with each panel 26 inches wide. You might need commercial grade hardware for the additional weight of the doors.

You could do tri-sliding doors so that 2/3 of the closet could be exposed.

    Bookmark   April 8, 2014 at 8:09AM
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gabbythecat

If you want mirrored doors, why don't you go to a glass company and get them made there? I'm pretty sure they would make them to the size you would need, although I don't know about the cost...

    Bookmark   April 8, 2014 at 11:12AM
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talley_sue_nyc

The link below takes you to a list of suppliers of closet organizers. (I thought Elfa had a non-wire solution, but I could be wrong.)

Big bummer about the bifold doors; too bad your contractor didn't find the doors first and size the closet afterward.
They sell bifold door hardware. Can you find someone to make a custom solution?
This company makes custom bifold doors; you might discuss w/ them whether it's possible.
http://www.sunmountaindoor.com/doors/browse/type/bifold-bipass-doors/

These guys make custom doors, plus they have 4-door sets for widths greater than 8 feet.
http://www.marwincompany.com/bi-fold-doors.php
8 door units: 6'0" to 12'0"

Here's hardware (they bill themselves as "replacement," but maybe they'll sell stuff for a new install):
http://www.reflectwindow.com/Sliding-Closet-Door-Hardware
Accordion & Tri-fold Folding Closet Door Hardware
Improve the stability and maneuverability of your accordion or tri-fold style closet doors using the proper tri-fold sliding closet door hardware parts.

Here is a link that might be useful: Better Homes & Gardens roundup of closet organizers

    Bookmark   April 8, 2014 at 4:38PM
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