How To Measure Sliding Wardrobes

Sliding wardrobes have become a popular choice for homeowners in Ireland, offering a sleek and modern storage solution that maximises space. However, before you can enjoy the benefits of a sliding wardrobe, it’s essential to measure your room accurately. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the steps to ensure a perfect fit for your new wardrobe.

Measure Room for Sliding Wardrobes

Gather Your Tools

Before you start, make sure you have the necessary tools on hand. A metal tape measure is essential for accuracy, along with a notepad and pen to jot down your measurements. A spirit level can help ensure everything is straight, and if possible, having a helper can make the process smoother.

Measuring the Width

Start by measuring the width of the space where you want to install the sliding wardrobe. It’s a good idea to measure at three different heights: the floor, the middle, and near the ceiling. This ensures that the wardrobe fits even if the walls aren’t perfectly straight. Always note down the smallest measurement, as this will be the width you’ll use.

Measuring the Height

Next, measure the height of the space from the floor to the ceiling. Again, it’s wise to take measurements at three different points: the left side, the centre, and the right side. Use the smallest measurement as your final height.

Check for Obstructions

While measuring, always be on the lookout for any obstructions like radiators, light switches, or sockets that might interfere with the installation. If there are any obstructions, you might need to consider relocating them or adjusting the design of your sliding wardrobe.

Measuring the Depth

Depth is another crucial measurement. Ensure there’s enough depth for the wardrobe and its sliding mechanism. Measure the depth at various points to account for any irregularities in the wall.

Consider the Interior

While the external measurements are essential, don’t forget to consider the interior of your wardrobe. Think about how much hanging space, shelving, and drawer space you’ll need. Also, consider any special features you want, like shoe racks or tie holders.

Double-Check Your Measurements

It’s always a good idea to measure twice to avoid any costly mistakes. Go over all your measurements again to ensure they’re accurate. If possible, have someone else check them too.

In conclusion, accurate measurements are the foundation of a perfectly fitted sliding wardrobe. By following this guide, you’ll be well on your way to enjoying a stylish and functional storage solution. And remember, if in doubt, the Skön Design team is always here to help. If you would like a quick quote or to arrange a design consultation, click here to contact our experts.


Can I get a custom-sized sliding wardrobe if my room has irregular dimensions?

Yes, at Skön Design, we offer custom solutions to fit any room size or shape.

What if I have a sloped ceiling?

Sloped ceilings can be accommodated with bespoke designs. Just ensure you provide accurate measurements.

How much clearance should I leave for the sliding mechanism?

It’s best to leave at least 5cm of clearance for the sliding mechanism to operate smoothly.

Can Skön Design help with the measuring process?

Absolutely! If you’re unsure about how to measure for sliding wardrobes, our team can assist you to ensure a perfect fit.