Tips for buying wardrobe doors

Education & Training with Joseph Doohan

I bought a brand new home recently which had built in wardrobes. As you know with buying home, it is quite a hit financially. The wardrobes in my house were rather tired looking, an off white that may have at one stage been a cream colour. The plan was to possibly rip them out and install new ones. This plan changed immediately when I discovered the prices.


Discovering replacement doors

I discovered from placing a few questions in popular DIY forums that the cheapest solution for wardrobes is to just replace the doors. This made a lot of sense as changing the doors can totally change the look of the wardrobes. The home improvement I did greatly improved the look of my bedroom and cost a fraction of the price of installing a whole new wardrobe.


Here are some tips to replacing your wardrobe doors:


1) Use Made To Measure Builder Websites

There was one website that I used that was really easy to buy new doors as it had a made to measure wardrobe doors builder. This allowed me to set out the measurements to fit the existing doors and I got an idea of what my new doors would look like. Doing further research I found that a lot of wardrobe selling websites were doing this.


2) Measure out your existing doors

Measuring the existing doors accurately is very important for buying replacement doors. This will ensure that they will fit properly. If you measure wrong, it is difficult to return the doors as most bespoke wardrobe door sellers do not provide a money back guarantee.


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3) Be adventurous with the design

This is a great opportunity to be really creative with your designs. You may be able to add new features to your existing wardrobe like mirrors or a mixture of colours. The use of mirrors will also help to brighten up the room should it not get much sun light.


This is a recent experience that I have had when it comes to upgrading wardrobes doors. I hope you have enjoyed these simple tips that I have shared on buying new wardrobe doors.


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Comments (4)

Dan Hopper
Dan Hopper - Gold Way RE - Westminster, CO
Denver Broker / Author / Advocate/Short Sale

Great tips for this DIY project, .  Many first time home buyers would greatly benefit on this advice!!

Jun 24, 2019 08:28 AM
Joseph Doohan

Cheers Dan!

Jun 24, 2019 08:30 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

These are great tips on your Do it Yourself project. Upkeep of a home can be expensive and it's good to know where to get the most for your buck$ Joseph Doohan 

Jun 24, 2019 10:05 AM
Jeremy K. Frost
Keller Williams Realty - Dripping Springs, TX
Associate Broker, ABR,CNE,CRS,ePro,PSA,RENE,SRS

Thank you for keeping us posted and up to date. Best of luck!

Jun 24, 2019 10:09 AM