12.6.09

Your Choice of Wardrobe Doors

The wardrobe doors are effectively the most important aspect of your wardrobe from an aesthetics viewpoint. They may be plain facades that are simply a functional means of giving your clothes a place to live, or they may be highly adorned with inlaid work that make a statement and set the tone for the rest of the room.

Your wardrobe may be fronted with sliding doors, a common door style of built-in or fitted wardrobes and something of a space saver, or the doors may be hinged, either single swinging doors or folding. The way in which they operate could depend on the amount of space you have in the room or the space they take up in the wardrobe cabinet itself.

These days the types of wardrobe doors available are seemingly limitless with new and creative materials used to front them. In the past a pine wardrobe would contain pine doors and an oak wardrobe would be closed with oak wardrobe doors. This sort of uniformity is no longer the case with modern wardrobes custom built to have doors that are made of the same materials as other features in the room.

Mirrored wardrobe doors are old hat in some people's eyes and are really only found these days on antique wardrobes. Materials such as stainless steel, laminate and an assortment of plastics are the preferred facings for today’s wardrobe doors with the ultimate in a contemporary new look being the use of translucent sliding doors. Within these materials are various creative designs and colors created to give the wardrobe a unique appeal.

Another important feature of wardrobe doors that you have complete control over is the hardware used to open and close them. Just because the wardrobe you buy contains door handles that are particularly ugly doesn’t mean you’re stuck with them. A wide selection of wardrobe door handles can be found at any hardware or furniture store and are very effective at changing the entire tone of the wardrobe.

There are so many options for wardrobe doors from the color used to the wood used. You may feel as though you need to stick with the original antique wardrobe that you bought and that’s perfectly acceptable. It’s all a matter of style. Different décor styles that these doors have to offers would be anything from plain wood sliding doors to gorgeous stained wood or even stained glass. There are a number of online retailers and a lot of different retailers that have these doors in stock and ready to go and just as many custom-made door suppliers who will be able to build wardrobe doors from your own design.

10.23.09

Finding A Wardrobe Cabinet Is Easier Than It Used To Be

Wardrobe cabinets come in all makes and sizes, as well as varying price ranges. Finding wardrobe cabinets is not nearly as hard as it used to be. Now instead of wasting valuable time looking around from place to place, you can simply go to your computer and find a wealth of information online to find the wardrobe cabinet that you prefer.

There are websites that may list many different brands of cabinets, and others who may be manufacturers listing only their own products. From custom made cabinets to cabinets that are mass produced, whatever you are searching for can be found. Even if you prefer to shop in person, at least you can narrow down your choices by using the internet. This can save you time by now only having to inspect the cabinets and the places of your choices, and can even involve some good bargains as you may be able to find discounts that may not have been found by shopping around from store to store.

Finding wardrobe cabinets may be much easier than it used to be, but you can also find other wardrobe cabinet related items as well. Looking for a conversion kit to convert your storage cabinet to a wardrobe cabinet? Not a problem as these are easily found as well. Perhaps an over-sized window closet is more to your liking. No problem there either.

These cabinets are made from many different woods, take for example an oak wardrobe, and metal as well as plastic. You can also find cabinets that have a single door or two doors, stand up vertically or lie horizontally, and can be used for storing more than just wardrobe. Some cabinets are now being used to store things such as televisions and office supplies.

For industrial storage a metal cabinet is the most likely to be used. Wooden wardrobe cabinets work well in an office as well as in the bedroom. Plastic cabinets are usually used because they usually provide some form of portability. These plastic cabinets will not last as long as the wooden or metal wardrobe cabinet however. Generally, they should only be used as a temporary storage solution. While metal wardrobe cabinets may offer more of an ability to last longer, wooden cabinets are generally more pleasing to the eye and come in a greater variety of designs.

No matter what you are looking for, you can now search to your heart's content with no pressure of a sales person standing in front of you. Finding wardrobe cabinets to suit your style and needs is now as easy as taking the time when you have it and searching for your perfect cabinet on your terms, from the convenience of your home.

Finding a suitable wardrobe can be even easier when you know where to look online. Sites such as Internet Home Alliance can supply you with all kinds of valuable information and tips that will make your purchase decision making a breeze.

10.1.09

Why You Should Invest In An Oak Wardrobe

The oak wardrobe was originally designed to protect the king's robes, keeping them safe from the dampness of his castles. The oak wardrobes of today serve the same purpose. Clothes of the finest quality should be kept in a location safe from the elements, insects, and dampness, prolonging the quality of our best outfits for years to come. Clothing is expensive, fine clothing is outrageously expensive, and when you invest in today's fashions it makes sense to do everything you can to preserve their quality.

You can buy an oak wardrobe from the selection below or you can click on a link for more information.

Sauder 419458 Armoire, Wardrobe, Furniture County Line, Salt Oak Sauder 419458 Armoire, Wardrobe, Furniture County Line, Salt Oak
List Price: $249.99
Sale Price: $205.00

Rethink storage in your home with this country style Armoire from the County line collection. It features two adjustable shelves behind the doors and an easy gliding drawer for storage of books, bins, clothes and more! finished in an eye pleasing Salt Oak, this Armoire is the solution to all your storage problems.

Sauder Homeplus Wardrobe/Storage Cabinet, Sienna Oak Finish Sauder Homeplus Wardrobe/Storage Cabinet, Sienna Oak Finish
List Price: $179.00
Sale Price: $179.00

This item has Four Drawers With Easy-Glide Metal Runners. Safety Mechanism Allows Only One Drawer Open At A Time. Made in United States.

Sauder 419077 Armoire, Wardrobe, Furniture Dakota Pass, Craftsman Oak Sauder 419077 Armoire, Wardrobe, Furniture Dakota Pass, Craftsman Oak
List Price: $284.99
Sale Price: $254.00

Take a pass on the ordinary. Make a bold statement with this Armoire from the Dakota pass collection. This impressive storage cabinet features a large lower drawer, full-width shelf, and must-have garment rod for clothes hanging...

Tvilum 70425akak Space 3 Drawer & 2 Door Wardrobe, Oak Structure Tvilum 70425akak Space 3 Drawer & 2 Door Wardrobe, Oak Structure
List Price: $182.84
Sale Price: $142.88

Give yourself the space you need with the space 3 drawer, 2 door wardrobe. The roomy wardrobe compartment has a hanging rod for blazers, pants, blouses and dress shirts, along with four fixed shelves for folded sweaters, jeans and more...

Pemberly Row Wardrobe Armoire in Sienna Oak Finish Pemberly Row Wardrobe Armoire in Sienna Oak Finish
List Price: $198.05
Sale Price: $198.05

Add function throughout your home with Storage. This multi-purpose, multi-function storage system provides the right amount of style to fit any room - and delivers the function to match. Each piece works as a stand alone, or in combination with other pieces to provide a built-in look...

SystemBuild Jennings 48 SystemBuild Jennings 48" Wardrobe Storage Closet, Brown Oak
List Price: $123.50
Sale Price: $322.08

Let the SystemBuild Jennings 48” Wardrobe Storage Closet declutter your home and help keep your belongings organized. Inside this Wardrobe there is a convenient clothing rod to hang your shirts, blouses and coats, a large top shelf for items like luggage or extra linens and 2 adjustable cubbies, perfect for storing shoes, handbags and boxes...

Not only does oak furniture add style and warmth to a room but its ability to a last long and hold up well is well known. An oak wardrobe is naturally resistant to insects and fungi making it an ideal choice to keep all your best clothing safe. Oak is sturdy and come in a variety of styles, it has often been past down through generations remaining durable and fitting in with any decor. Oak is often thought of as expensive, but when you consider the durability and years of use you will get from your oak wardrobe, it is a wise investment.

Oak wardrobes are available in thousands of different designs and they range from wardrobes that are ready to assemble right up to the finest quality available in the most reputable stores. You can find them in a wide variety and one sure to fit your own personal needs although you best value for money purchase will come if you can find a solid oak wardrobe.

The economy today is affecting every aspect of life. All the more reason to invest in an oak wardrobe, not only is the wardrobe itself an excellent investment, sure to last longer than its original owner, durable, and naturally beautiful. The colors and hues of oak tend to vary depending on the type of oak and the age of the tree that was used to provide the material for construction. Consequently oak wardrobes vary immensely in colors from extremely dark to quite light.

The fashions today can be quite expensive as well, fine cloth and fabrics are protected from just about every form of deterioration when stored in a fine oak wardrobe. Not only is the furniture itself a lovely addition to any home, but it is absolutely a must, if you want to keep your fine fabrics safe from the elements.

You will, of course, save money by buying a less expensive wardrobe that is made from cheaper materials, but it will not last nearly as long as solid oak wardrobes. A real oak wardrobe adds elegance that can not be matched by the imitations available. Nor do the imitation wood used in the less expensive wardrobes protect from the elements.

One of the most elegant pieces of furniture that you can add to your bedroom is a piece of furniture known as an oak wardrobe armoire. These types of wardrobes are usually smaller than full bedroom suites and are prized among collectors and home owners alike for the quality of their construction and the design that is usually quite intricate.

To get the best of all worlds you may also wish to buy a wardrobe that has an oak finish on the outside for the superior look it provides and is made from cedar for the protection from insects on the inside. If you prefer an exquisite piece of furniture or a standard closet, oak is definitely the way to go. It's been used for hundreds of years, by the most affluent people in the world. That alone speaks volumes, kings and queens would not have trusted the robes in the fiberboard imitations that are available today. Why should you?

09.27.09

The Purpose Of Mirror Wardrobe Doors

One of the most popular choices when deciding on the type of materials to use in the construction of built in wardrobe doors is the mirrored finish. Mirror wardrobe doors effectively solve a number of problems in the bedroom, particularly those bedrooms that are short on space or that are dark.

Mirror wardrobe doors are especially convenient for both storing clothes and dressing in small rooms. The wardrobe contains the clothes and the doors can thereby be used as a full length mirror, for the convenience of dressing in a small space without the obstruction of a standing full length mirror.

Mirrors are useful in creating unique decorative opportunities. Large mirrors can achieve the optical illusion of making a room appear larger than its actual size, which is an especially nice feature to add the illusion of space to a small room. Opposing door mirrored closets look as if they reflect two separate reflections rather than one solid reflection, and opposing door closets also take up space when the doors are opened. Sliding mirror wardrobe doors reflect the room more consistently and conserve the space by sliding one door under the other on a track. The frames for the closet mirrors are made out of materials which can be chosen to coordinate with the decor of the room. A wooden frame for a mirrored wardrobe door is one type of frame, and silver and gold are some other frame choices which shine like the glass.

Though the mirrors for the doors are usually made out of tempered glass which resist breakage, mirrored doors are still more suitable for adult rooms rather than children's rooms. Glass can easily get marked up and finger printed by a child, so to keep the doors clean and minimize the amount of cleaning which will need to be done to the glass, keep the mirrored wardrobe doors in the adult rooms where the glass will not be touched directly.

Instead of taking up wall space with a full length mirror or wall and floor space with a full length standing mirror, mirrored closet doors provide a wall of mirrors which are built into the closet, so the room can be used for two purposes without sacrificing space. If the wardrobe has wardrobe mirrors, the doors can be used by two different people at the same time, making it easy for couples to get dressed together. Mirrored closet doors can also extend from the floors up to the ceilings, and can be as long as 10 feet, or longer. This is a much larger field of view to dress in than the field of view created by a hanging full length or a standing full length mirror.

Mirror wardrobes are not only restricted to built in wardrobes with free standing units also available sporting full length mirrors installed within them. Again, these wardrobes are extremely useful over and above the mere storage capacity they afford.

When you go out to buy a new free standing wardrobe one of the options you should be sure to investigate is the range of wardrobes that contain mirrors. Mirrored wardrobes don’t necessarily cost any more than wardrobes made using other materials. However, they will be heavier than, say, a pine wardrobe due to the added weight of the glass.

Even when there is a basic choice ahead of you such as a wardrobe containing mirrored sliding doors, difficult decisions such as choosing the trim color and the height that the mirrors will extend must still be made. You may also go for the more modern look of a softer mirrored finish from a translucent sliding door. This is all done as part of the wardrobe design and should be decided on early in the process. Making the decision too late could prove to be a costly exercise.

09.25.09

The Best Wardrobe Designs

Choosing the best wardrobe designs for your home comes with having to decide on sorting through a range of different considerations. What might be perfect for one person is not necessarily going to be suitable to another. Similarly, some people love nothing more than browsing around looking for the wardrobe they consider will be perfect for them while someone else can think of nothing worse and simply wants it to be over as soon as possible. In either case it pays to know a little bit about the different wardrobe designs available to you.

Here are some of the best wardrobe designs available to buy.

Aiboo RGBW RGB + White Color Changing Christmas Xmas Decor Under Cabinet LED Lighting Kit IR Control Puck Lamps for Kitchen Wardrobe Counter Furniture Ambiance Lighting (RGBW, 6 Lights, 18W) Aiboo RGBW RGB + White Color Changing Christmas Xmas Decor Under Cabinet LED Lighting Kit IR Control Puck Lamps for Kitchen Wardrobe Counter Furniture Ambiance Lighting (RGBW, 6 Lights, 18W)
List Price: $62.00
Sale Price: $53.99

Multi-function RGB + White color changing LED Under cabinet lighting with 40-key wireless IR remote control dimmable puck lights kit for kitchen furniture mood lighting. What is the difference between RGB, RGBW and RGBWW? RGB: it has, red, green and blue LEDs, produces red, green and blue light and the combinations of these 3 colors...

Motion Sensor Led Light, USB Rechargeable 3 Modes Switch(G, ON and OFF) Magnetic Stick On Anywhere Outdoor Portable Night Light Lamp Bulb Lighting Bar for Cabinet Closet Wardrobe (3 Pack 10LED, Black) Motion Sensor Led Light, USB Rechargeable 3 Modes Switch(G, ON and OFF) Magnetic Stick On Anywhere Outdoor Portable Night Light Lamp Bulb Lighting Bar for Cabinet Closet Wardrobe (3 Pack 10LED, Black)
List Price: $28.99
Sale Price: $28.99

The latest version: Removable & USB rechargeable, energy-saving LED light, 3 different ways keep it instant on or off, or make it motion activated. Almost anywhere usable: Magnetic strips + iron sheet + 3M Adhesive, help you use it on anywhere...

SystemBuild Kendall 48 SystemBuild Kendall 48" Wardrobe Storage Cabinet, White Stipple
Sale Price: $263.71
Used From: $277.59

The SystemBuild Kendall 48” Wardrobe Storage Cabinet is the ideal storage solution for any home. This large Wardrobe Storage Cabinet features a unique layout that is designed for maximum storage. The interior features 6 shelves of varying sizes that allow you to store both large and small items...

Elite 32 Elite 32" Wardrobe Cabinet
List Price: $193.47
Sale Price: $193.47

This 20-inch deep Wardrobe Cabinet includes one hanging rail for clothes as well as a fixed top shelf for hats and other small items. Use alone or add the optional 32” Topper (WEW-3224) for 89” high storage...

MEGAFUTURE Portable Wardrobe for Hanging Clothes, Combination Armoire, Modular Cabinet for Space Saving, Ideal Storage Organizer Cube for books, toys, towels(12-Cube) MEGAFUTURE Portable Wardrobe for Hanging Clothes, Combination Armoire, Modular Cabinet for Space Saving, Ideal Storage Organizer Cube for books, toys, towels(12-Cube)
List Price: $120.00
Sale Price: $69.99

About Us MEGAFUTURE portable wardrobe will help make your home neat, tidy. DIY assemble make it meet various demands. It's also very easy to assemble and offers sturdy result. Specification: 12 Cube Closet Dimensions for each cube: - 14"(W) x 18"(D) x 14"(H) / 35cm(W) x 45cm(D) x 35cm(H) Dimensions for the wardrobe(connectors included): - 44"(W) x 19"(D) x 58"(H) / 111cm(W) x47cm(D) x148cm(H) Dimensions for the package: - 19" x 14" x 7...

Tespo Portable Clothes Closet Wardrobe, Freestanding Bedroom Armoire Storage Cabinet Organizer with Doors, White (12 Deeper Cube) Tespo Portable Clothes Closet Wardrobe, Freestanding Bedroom Armoire Storage Cabinet Organizer with Doors, White (12 Deeper Cube)
List Price: $56.99
Sale Price: $56.99

Note1. The latest-version installation manual has been uploaded on this listing. View this product page on computer and you can find it in the "Product Information" Part. 2. Make sure all panels reach deep into the slot of the connectors during assembly, until you hear the "click" sound and can find no gap between them...

66 LED Under Cabinet Light , Rechargeable Motion Sensor Closet Light Wireless Luxury Aluminum Night Lighting for Kitchen Cabinet , Closet , Wardrobe , 2 Sensor Mode (Only Motion , Motion & Light) 66 LED Under Cabinet Light , Rechargeable Motion Sensor Closet Light Wireless Luxury Aluminum Night Lighting for Kitchen Cabinet , Closet , Wardrobe , 2 Sensor Mode (Only Motion , Motion & Light)
List Price: $59.99
Sale Price: $35.99

LOFTER--Make Your Life Convenient & Bright LOFTER under cabinet light contains 66 energy-saving and motion sensing LEDs to illuminate dark areas, ideal for the bedroom, wardrobe, closet, cabinet, workshop, kitchen cupboards, bookcase, shed, garage, hallway, kitchen, sink, stairway, laundry, drawers, steps etc...

OxyLED Motion Sensor Lights, Mini Size with 6 LED Night Light for Closet Cabinet Wardrobe Ambry Cupboard Drawer Stairs Step, Stick-on Safe Lights Bed Light, 3 Pack, Battery Operated, Pure White OxyLED Motion Sensor Lights, Mini Size with 6 LED Night Light for Closet Cabinet Wardrobe Ambry Cupboard Drawer Stairs Step, Stick-on Safe Lights Bed Light, 3 Pack, Battery Operated, Pure White
List Price: $17.99
Sale Price: $17.99

OxyLED - Lights You Can Live By OxySENSE - Intelligent lights that know when they're needed. Your home's already pretty well lit. But how many times have you fiddled with your front door lock, or gotten tangled trying to find that cable in your utility draw? That's because ceiling lights simply aren't able to illuminate all the spaces we use after dark...

OxyLED USB Rechargeble Motion Sensor Closet Lights Under Cabinet Lightening, Stick-on Cordless 10 LED Night Light Bar, Indoor Step Light Safe Lights for Closet Cabinet Wardrobe Stairs, 3 Pack OxyLED USB Rechargeble Motion Sensor Closet Lights Under Cabinet Lightening, Stick-on Cordless 10 LED Night Light Bar, Indoor Step Light Safe Lights for Closet Cabinet Wardrobe Stairs, 3 Pack
List Price: $24.99
Sale Price: $24.99

The OxyLED T-02 Motion Sensor Night Light uses both PIR technology and a light sensor to detect human motion in the darkness (within a 3m/10ft range, 120 degrees). No fumbling n' falling This wireless light is perfect for the little nooks & crannies, and the spaces that could do with just a touch of light...

Wardrobe Light, OxyLED Motion Sensor Closet Lights, 20 LED Under-Cabinet Lightening, USB Rechargeable Stick-on Stairs Step Light Bar, LED Night Light, Gun Safe Light with Magnetic Strip, 1-pack, T-02U Wardrobe Light, OxyLED Motion Sensor Closet Lights, 20 LED Under-Cabinet Lightening, USB Rechargeable Stick-on Stairs Step Light Bar, LED Night Light, Gun Safe Light with Magnetic Strip, 1-pack, T-02U
List Price: $29.99
Sale Price: $13.99

OxyLED - Lights You Can Live By The OxyLED T-02U is the upgraded version of T-02 and T02S motion sensor light. Using both PIR technology and night sensor to detect body heat and human motion (within 3m), the OxyLED T-02U Wireless Motion Sensor Light turns on or off based on occupancy and ambient light levels(Auto Mode)...

Upon choosing the perfect wardrobe for the bedroom, there are many issues one may want to consider: cost, measurement, size, type of wood, style, finish, or whether it's for long-term or short-term use. For example, pine wardrobes can ding and dent easily, whereas oak can withstand a bus hitting it at forty miles-an-hour. Furthermore, storage space for shoes, bedding, luggage, etc. may be at the top of the list for some. Amazingly, besides traditional wardrobe designs, there are more and more low-cost alternatives that measure up in quality to elite brands.

There are a myriad of wardrobe designs and styles that include oak, a painted finish look, dark wood, ones with sliding-doors, those with rustic charm, contemporary, Indian, French, etc. There are also a large amount of great value wardrobes that can aesthetically stand next to some of the premier brands. The designers behind the Rauch, Kent and Sherwood brands have unremittingly created high quality at low cost. When you design a wardrobe there are factors to consider such as the hanging garment priority, sliding door fitting, folding door compartments, and many others.

Now moving away from the great-value styles, here are a couple other available traditional designs: fitted wardrobes usually offer the best space options, and can fit into awkward spaces, like tilted ceilings and off-center walls, but keep in mind that fitted wardrobes usually need to be put together by an expert. Another type are the freestanding wardrobes, they are extremely versatile with regard to styles, cost, etc.: and they are easily transportable, whereas some fitted wardrobes, once they are set-up, are fixed within the home. You may be able to find a freestanding wardrobe that comes in a range of wood types such as dark or white oak, pine, maple, mahogany or walnut. Alternatively the wardrobe you prefer is already painted. The thing to remember about wardrobes is that they should be built to last, and with proper care they should last a lifetime and more.

For those crafty, creative types, perhaps building their own wardrobe is the right answer. You may come to the conclusion that you can come up with a wardrobe design that is better than anything you have been able to find on display. In that case, maybe it's time to build a wardrobe from the ground up. This initially requires accurate measurements for the room: next, find out the proper dimensions for the door opening. Is the wardrobe for one or two people? The answer to this question determines how many compartments are needed. Consider storing methods and accessibility: drawers for underwear, shelves, hanging space for garments, etc. It is wise to be practical in terms of space. There are an abundance of styles for traditional wardrobes, as well as cost-effective, and do-it-yourself options.

If you don’t have the capacity for doing your own design you may prefer to pass on your ideas for by hiring a professional wardrobe designer. This may be the best of all worlds with your personal preferences being translated by someone with experience in the business of wardrobes design.

The most common place you will find a wardrobe is in the bedroom and there are a number of places you can go to get an expert who specializes in producing a bedroom wardrobe design for their clients. It doesn’t matter whether you need something for fitted wardrobes or you are after walk in wardrobe designs the principle will be the same. You will need to supply the number of clothes that will have to be stored, the types of clothes that will be housed and the number of people who will be using it.

The main criteria, when all is said and done is that you are left with a wardrobe that meets your needs both in the external appearance and the functionality. Bedroom wardrobe designs help maximize the space that you have available to you, it appeals to your aesthetics and should leave you with a piece of furniture that you are proud to display in your bedroom.