10.17.10

Corner Wardrobe Designs

Generally speaking, the reason most people go looking for corner wardrobe designs is to give themselves the most appropriate wardrobe they can possibly create in a small space. The types of designs that you have at your disposal are actually endless because custom made furniture can be designed to fit into whatever room or space is available. But there are two corner wardrobe designs that are the most common what buying a pre-made wardrobe.

The first of these types of corner wardrobes is the basic L-shaped wardrobe. This type of wardrobe looks kind of like two wardrobes that run along the adjoining walls and meet up in the corner. The option of what types of doors you place on these wardrobes is also something that could prove to be a difficult decision to have to make. Sliding doors or swinging doors can both be fitted on an L-shaped wardrobe.

One of the features of an L-shaped wardrobe is that it is possible to have them made with one side longer than the other. These types of wardrobe provide you with a sizeable amount of storage while maximizing the room left in the bedroom to walk around in.

The other option for the corner storage problem is the 45 degree corner wardrobe unit. This is the type of wardrobe that is fitted into the corner with the back of the unit angled to fit the space. The door of this type of corner unit faces the room at a 45 degree angle to the walls and grants you with open access to the entire wardrobe.

The bonus of using the 45 degree angled corner wardrobe is that the storage space area is very deep, reaching further in to the wall than expected. The amount of space required is not large yet you are afforded a sizable storage cabinet. Some people find that the depth of the wardrobe can be quite large and if they are already pressed for space in the room the 45 degree corner unit sticks too far out into the room and actually feels as though it is taking up more room than is necessary.

Unusually shaped rooms and corners that are not 90 degrees or that are graduated may require a custom designed corner wardrobe. The only difference with having one of these types of wardrobes installed will be the fact that they will cost more because of the special work required in getting the fit exactly right.

A further option, particularly if you feel you are handy enough with the tools and wood is to create your own corner wardrobe. For some this is going to be a major undertaking and will require greater than usual woodworking skills.

The ideal type of situation to place a corner wardrobe is as a display cabinet with the 45 degree wardrobe the only choice you would want to consider. These wardrobes would be glass-fronted and feature display shelves that will allow you to show off your finish crockery, crystal collection or Wedgewood.

Find out more about the corner wardrobe cabinet and the different ways it can be used in the home.

10.9.09

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.