Our home is about 20 years old and has those sliding closet doors that slide over each other. For quite a while one of the ones on my closet has been cantankerous. It is very hard to slide and gets stuck. Very annoying! Anyway, I remembered reading somewhere (or maybe I saw it on HGTV) that replacing closet doors with fabric curtains actually maximizes your usable closet space because you can reach the middle section easily whereas you can't with the sliding doors. So.........I took off the grumpy door myself and had DH remove the other one. Below is what it looked like before both doors were removed.
I am going to repaint our kitchen/dining room/living room as soon as school is out and am planning to replace my dining room curtains. I had a complete AHA! moment when I realized that I could use 2 of the panels for my new curtain "door". The length was perfect and the red gingham check matches my quilt perfectly. I bought a new Shabby Chic brand curtain rod from Target and had DH install it yesterday. Voila! New closet doors. It's totally true that you can access the whole closet much easier without the wooden doors. I LOVE IT!