5 ways to introduce sliding doors to your home


Sliding doors can be a great addition to any home. Not only do they look great but they also offer a range of practical benefits including easier mobility between rooms, increased natural light and the ability to maximise valuable floor space.

Available for a wide range of applications, Henderson offers a range sliding door gear that can be used on  small cupboard doors to large patio doors. Here are 5 ways you can introduce sliding doors in your home:

Barn Doors

If you’re looking to add some architectural charm to a home, sliding barn doors are a great way to do this. The system's beautifully crafted barn style hangers are fixed to the face of the door, complementing any traditional interior. Alternatively, the hardware can be mounted to the top of the door, creating a more minimalist and contemporary look.

Typically used for pantries, room dividers and cupboard doors, sliding barn doors can be used in many innovative ways to bring a unique feature to your home. Henderson’s Rustic sliding barn door hardware is available in a range of finishes to complement virtually any existing colour scheme – including matt black, stainless steel and antique rust.

Wardrobe Doors

Sliding wardrobe doors are a great alternative to traditional swing doors as a way to enhance space in a room whilst also maintaining a stylish and elegant interior.

When combined with mirrored doors, sliding wardrobes can help transform a bedroom by creating an illusion of more space in smaller rooms and making rooms brighter by reflecting natural light.  Sliding wardrobe doors can bring an elegant feel to virtually any bedroom – which can be very appealing to your visitors.

For large openings, multiple bi-passing wardrobe doors can also be installed.

Pocket Doors

If you’re looking to save space in the home, pocket doors are the perfect system. When open, the door disappears into a cavity wall, offering amazing space saving benefits where interior space is limited such as ensuites, utility rooms, bathrooms and kitchens.

Pocket doors can save up to 4 meters of valuable floor space, as opposed to your traditional swing door, allowing for easier mobility between rooms and the increased floor space to use as you wish.

Henderson’s pocket door hardware can be upgraded to use a soft close mechanism that gently decelerates the door into its open or closed position – preventing slamming and increasing the overall lifespan of the product.

Room Dividers

Bi-parting room dividers, typically used to divide living and dining areas, are a great way to help create a functional design plan in any home.

When open, the doors leave an opening clear of obstruction, allowing for a seamless flow between rooms – perfect for socialising. When closed, the doors divide the two rooms, helping to create two separate environments and increased privacy when required.

Partitioned living also helps make the most of natural light to brighten adjoining rooms.

Patio Doors

Sliding patio door systems are not only elegant and sleek in design but they also allow you to maximise external views, increase natural light and help create an indoor-outdoor living experience.

As an alternative to bi-folding door systems, sliding patio doors eliminate the internal space needed to cater for stacking doors. Instead, the doors glide along the track and open on top of one another.

Any number of doors can be installed on multiple track lengths to cover any opening width.

Henderson offers a wide range of over 60 sliding and folding door hardware systems to cater for virtually any type of application or design. 

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