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.
Another design is the laminate wrapped cabinet doors. This type has many advantages such as it is stain-resistant, durable and elastic and not difficult to clean. Plastic laminate has many designs and styles to choose from. Every part of your house can have a different style to go along with the theme for each room. It is also possible to decorate a plastic laminate with wood trims, stainless steel or even brass. There are those who can spend more that use solid-color laminate.
Closet door manufactures are becoming more in tune with the desires of the homeowner. Glass closet sliding doors can be controlled with top mounted hardware to help the user control track and hardware problems that seem to be a major concern with floor track mounted systems. The building industry has embraced this concept to the point that entire home designs are built around these concepts.