Designing a Built-In Wardrobe

Designing a Built-In Wardrobe

More and more people are opting for fitted bedroom furniture in particularly (but not limited to) fitted wardrobes. With modern-day’s busy pace of life, it has become a valuable asset to have versatile allocated storage in one central location. This allows for the maximisation of living space while maintaining a sense of order and organisation combined with ease of access to all your bedroom necessities.

One advantage of built-in furniture, is the ability to utilize space fully. Finding furniture to fit a location perfectly (e.g. alcoves) is difficult and will usually result in a compromise of some kind. Also (with regards to the tall houses of North London) if you needed to utilize the full height of a room, the practicality of the size and angles (sparing you a lesson in geometry or Pythagoras’s theorem) would be such that a carpenter would be required to assemble the furniture in its standing position, therefore a pre-made full height unit would not usually be feasible.

Bespoke fitted furniture is the best solution for irregular room shapes as the unit can be built to suit the profile of the location, making use of all available storage space and creating a more complete overall finish with no unsightly gaps.

Having a built-in wardrobe designed presents an opportunity to fine-tune your bedroom storage in a wholly personal way, for example, a woman’s storage requirements can vary significantly to a man’s. Whilst women may require provisions for long-hanging dresses or multiple drawer storage for smaller items; men often prefer shelving options for folded shirts or sweaters, and separate hanging for suits. For non-standard wardrobe depth sizes, men’s suits are usually the main consideration so as to avoid crumpling when the doors are closed. Oh! did I mention women’s shoes?… Enough said!

For full-height units the high-level storage area can be arranged to accommodate bedding supplies, storage containers or any other practical shelving preference.

Of course a big-plus to having your wardrobe built to a specification, is the ability to create new or match existing design features. There are many variants that can be incorporated to make a wardrobe fit not only practically but visually also. Wardrobes tend to use-up a significant percentage of a room’s wall-space. Some clients choose to make it a focal point of the room whereas others prefer to simplify and blend into the room’s décor as seamlessly as possible. Of course colour will play a significant part in a wardrobe’s overall appearance and aesthetic feel.

Whatever your requirements may be, a bespoke fitted wardrobe will be the most practical storage option for your bedroom, and if constructed and fitted properly it will give you tailored, trouble-free storage for years to come.