If you’ve been shopping for sliding door room dividers for your home, you’ve probably come across many retailers who claim that they have the best ones on the market. What you may not know is that there are a few different styles that are available on the market today. Knowing what makes the best sliding door dividers will help you make a better buying decision in the long run.
One of the most popular styles of sliding door room dividers on the market today is the IKEA SLIDING Door Room Dividers. These sliding glass room dividers are a favorite amongst home owners because of the way they look and the way they work. For one, they are extremely easy to install. Unlike other sliding door room dividers that use nails or other forms of attaching hardware, these are made using sliding door track hardware. This allows them to easily slide together and can also make them much more difficult to uninstall if you should ever decide to move.
The good news is that this type of room divider doesn’t just stop at sliding doors. Since they use the same sliding track as all other sliding track hardware, you can easily purchase them in pairs. This way, you can use one divider for sliding glass doors and the other for sliding patio doors or even your sliding back door.
What makes these room dividers unique though? In order to keep them looking their best, they have a frame that consists of slats that are about an inch in width. Each of these slats has a spring clip that helps it stay open, but when the “rotational motion” of the sliding door is impeded, the spring clip releases so that the divider can close itself. This is done automatically and with almost precision. The result is that your sliding door divider will always be able to close properly, making it almost impossible for someone to gain access through your sliding door.
Another feature of the room dividers is their sheer ability to block out all light. When a person is inside a room that has a sliding door, it’s virtually impossible to see where they are going without using either a flashlight or a mirror. Because these room dividers are almost impossible to see through, you will always be able to make sure that your property is well lit. For those of us who like to play detective, this is a huge selling point.
You will also find that many of the room dividers that are made of glass have a real effect of sliding space in your home. The dividers are usually mounted on a sliding track and the room divider actually slides sideways, creating space between each piece. This creates a feeling of “more than one space” in your home and it helps keep your home neater and less cluttered.
If you were looking for a room divider for an office, you would want to look at the sliding variety. These room dividers are typically used as a dividing wall in an office setting. It keeps the employee and visitors separated, and it’s also used to show off to clients who visit the office.
Of course, the most common use for a room divider is between a bedroom and a living room. You’ll often see these dividers in bedrooms that are large enough to accommodate a sliding door. Not only is the sliding door visually useful, it also creates extra space in a small room. By dividing a bedroom into smaller rooms, you can make the most of the extra space by using the divider to add more storage or even a desk for a computer and other electronics. Many people choose to use a room divider to divide a bedroom into a guest room and a sleeping area. Another popular use for a room divider in a bedroom is between an entryway and the master bedroom to create a two-story space that is functional and visually appealing.