Knowing how you look before you step out the door is important to many, as looks really can make or break you in today’s society, and especially so in certain career fields. An easy way to make sure you’re always looking your best, whether for your job or for a night out on the town, is to install closet mirror doors that let you take in your full look before you head out to conquer the next event.
Many of the closet mirror doors that you find on the market are going to be sliding doors. To install this type of door, the first thing that you’re going to have to do is measure the upper area of the location of the door. This is where you would install the slider for your door. Some of these mirror doors are have dual sliders, and if this is the case with yours, you’ll also have to measure the location for the lower track.
Don’t worry about not finding the perfect length – there are plenty of saws and grinders on the market that you can pick up that can give you the custom length you need. Some stores will also trim the tracks for you.
Then, once you have the track ready to install, you’ll notice that on the inside of the track that there are several holes. Using at least 1.5 inch screws, mount the track tightly to the location where you want the door. Don’t install it too tightly, but make sure the screws are pretty flush so they don’t interfere with the closet mirror doors.
Most closet mirror doors will have the sliding mechanism attached. If yours does not, simply attach according to the kit instructions with your door. If it did not come with any, look for brackets that either snap into place at the top and possibly bottom of the door or holes similar to those in your track. If nothing like that exists and your door doesn’t have hinges, you’ll need to drill out the mounting area.
Once your closet mirror doors have their sliding mechanism in place and it is tightly secured, all you have left to do is to place the mechanism into the track you just installed. If you look closely at the track, there are locations that are just a little wider than others. At this point and holding the door at an angle so the mechanism can slip into the track, just push the door up into the track. Once it is in place, carefully lower it into place and then attach the lower track if necessary.
If your installation kit has a piece that helps to cover the track for the closet mirror doors, then this would be your final step. These often just snap into place along the edge of the track. Others mount directly into your closet door frame with small screws. And then you’re done! You can now enjoy your new closet mirror doors!