On a more practical level most home owners want to control light, dark and other features while extending the living space. Additionally, a homeowner may use sliding closet doors with mirrors to make the inside a room appear larger or create perceptions to control the ambiance of the space.
The Japanese may actually be the first people to use what we refer to today as sliding closet doors. These doors essentially follow the commonly accepted definition of a door that moves sideways or in an up and down motion. They still serve the same purpose as they did then, to manage space, provide ease of use and highlight or disguise internal or external features of a structure.
Once relegated to bedrooms, the versatility and creative use of sliding closet doors have found their way into many uses. Some include beautification of the exterior of homes, interior room dividers, decorative storage areas and even garages. The variety of finishes, colors and configurations of closet sliding doors makes them even more useful when you consider the finishes and materials that are available for nearly every application imaginable.