Question: I've gathered some ideas about remodeling closets from home shows and magazine and newspaper articles and advertisements. I'm going to try to redo my closets myself by removing the single door on my old-fashioned closet, widening the opening and installing sliding doors. I have limited experience in doing something like this, but I know I can hang shelves, so it's worth a try. Can you guide me to a good source for closet doors?
Answer: There are many door companies in Southern California (a listing of about six pages in the Los Angeles Consumer Yellow Pages), and I do suggest that you shop around for the type that suits your needs and decor best. In West Los Angeles, the Westside Door & Moulding Co., 2102 S. Sepulveda Blvd., has a showroom that features between 10 and 15 closet doors and a catalogue offering more; home centers often have a good selection.
One of the largest firms that manufactures and distributes mirror doors (and only mirror doors) for do-it-yourselfers is Contractors Wardrobe, 25555 Avenue Stanford, Valencia, Calif. 91355. Leland Davis, sales manager, says the mirror doors are distributed through about 600 glass shops in Southern California. There are about 20 types in different colors and materials, including steel, aluminum and oak.