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A Corner Wardrobe Draws A Dimensional Picture

There’s a solution to the need for storage space, even in limited areas. The corner of a room is the perfect place to install a wardrobe. This is an opportunity to make the most of a space that appears inadequate. A corner wardrobe cabinet can add dimension to the room as well as creating a style element to an area that would have otherwise gone bare.

Corners can be quite deceiving, until the angles are considered. Storage units maintain order to what would otherwise be a pile of clutter. A well considered corner wardrobe is attractive and adds a level of elegance to the room or foyer although not every room is suitable for this kind of wardrobe. It’s all a matter of balance and choosing this option can eliminate the need for clunky furniture that simply doesn’t look crisp.

It may be necessary to install a corner wardrobe unit to fit a necessary storage option in around other immovable obstructions such as windows or doors. It’s not exactly a measure of last resort however it is an option that is not regularly found in many homes.

Corner wardrobes can be installed as freestanding or fitted. Both are extremely functional, although a fitted wardrobe may take a bit more crafting. The best choice merely depends on the situation which needs to be addressed. If it’s a larger room with existing closets, a wardrobe that stands alone will easily blend. A smaller room with little or no available storage may call for a fitted wardrobe. The point is that the storage should merge and become part of the room. The final look is a personal preference, which is usually influenced by the design of a room or hallway.

Choosing to install a fitted corner wardrobe takes some planning, sketch out the details on paper. Begin with how deep you want the wardrobe, or maybe how deep the room will allow you to go. Survey the amount of belongings that the unit will need to hold. Is there additional closet space in the room, or is the wardrobe to be the only storage? Take measurements to assure the area you’ve allotted is practical for a corner wardrobe closet that will provide enough storage for your purposes. Once the basic size is determined, you can begin your corner wardrobe designs.

Talented woodworkers may build every detail from scratch. For those without carpentry skills, there are prefabricated materials. These attractive pieces are easy to assemble and still allow the imagination to roar. There’s everything available from the basic shelf to dramatic swinging doors. Some corner wardrobes have flip-out drying racks, a drop-down ironing board, and hidden baskets for dirty laundry. Pre-cut hanging rods add to a simple install.

Possible choices of wood that make attractive corner wardrobe units include cedar, walnut or a finished oak that can be used inside and out. Equally, a desirable look that many people choose is a wood interior with something like smoky glass on the exterior. The key is that the look that you choose incorporates other features already existing in the room so that it blends in and maintains the character of the room.

A perfect option for a corner wardrobe in the bedroom would be something like a makeup station with a small desk incorporated into the design. Once the design has been worked out and you have ascertained that there will be enough room to install the units the wardrobe should be able to be added to the room without any more trouble than you would get with any other wardrobe. The result will be an innovative use of space that may otherwise have been dead space.