09.6.09

Many Options of Wardrobe Furniture

Part of the furniture that belongs in the bedroom and most would consider vital to the day to day function of the room is a wardrobe. Large or small, free standing or fitted, the wardrobe is a necessary storage piece in a room where we store a lot of our belongings.

But a wardrobe could be considered many different pieces of furniture all housed within the one unit. When you design your own wardrobe you get the opportunity to add as many or as few of them as you need to make it as multi-functional as possible.

Your wardrobe furniture may consist of a cupboard, a set of drawers, a clothes hanger, an armoire, a dressing table, a desk, a mirror, a shoe rack. Some wardrobes can be simple stand alone furniture items that are feature pieces in their own right. They may be built in or fitted wardrobes or a complete room, otherwise known as walk-in wardrobes.

Harking back through history a wardrobe was a showy piece of furniture that was intricately decorated and marked the wealth of the clothes that were housed within. The name gives away the original use of these items of furniture as the place where the king or nobleman stored their robes. Such a lofty treasure that was stored within required that it looked the part and so many of the wardrobes throughout the ages were beautiful works of art.

Nowadays the wardrobes that sit in our bedrooms are more functional than decorative, which is not to say that they are not striking in their own right. The important factor that every wardrobe should achieve is that all of your clothes and assorted sundry items fit inside it. That being said, having a gorgeous antique wardrobe in your bedroom is a very satisfying feeling indeed and adds to the ambience of the room.

And this is where the importance in making use of the different individual furniture pieces that make up a well-designed wardrobe comes into play. Rather than having to buy a clothes hanger and a tallboy and a chest of drawers and a mirror you can design all of these into a single unit. You can hide them all away behind a stylish set of wardrobe doors if you wish.

Planning the way in which your wardrobe is going to be put together and which pieces of furniture are going to be placed within it is all part of the fun of buying a fitted wardrobe. If you do it right you will have ample room for all of your belongings plus a little left over to allow for growth. You will also have a bedroom that is uncluttered by random furniture items dotted around the room, a necessity if you don’t have a particularly large bedroom in the first place.

09.3.09

Bespoke Fitted Wardrobes

When looking for new fitted wardrobes for the bedroom you can either go with what comes standard with the company installation or you can take the option that gives you more control over what you’re getting and choose bespoke fitted wardrobes. With bespoke fitted wardrobes you are able to choose all aspects of the wardrobe interior. Naturally there are advantages to buying this kind of wardrobe but there are also a couple of disadvantages too.

Let’s deal with the disadvantages first. When you are installing a bespoke fitted wardrobe it is imperative that you know exactly what you want. You must be able to specify the exact dimensions of the hanging space, the shelf space and the drawer space. You should be the kind of person who is organized enough to understand all aspects of the wardrobe you are asking to be built. The materials that go into the exterior as well as the interior design and layout. If this isn’t you then you may want to defer to a storage design professional to help.

Because a lot of effort is required to go into a wardrobe that is built to your specifications, you may find that the process takes a lot longer than you would expect. If time is an issue for you it may be necessary to choose an option that will give you your wardrobe faster.

The other obstacle you may find holding you back from choosing a bespoke fitted wardrobe is the cost that comes with having a custom built piece of furniture built. Price may not be an obstacle for everyone but you are undergoing a construction job that is being performed by a master craftsman and this is going to cost a little more. In some cases the space in which the bespoke fitted wardrobe is being fitted into may be unusual and this will also mean added time and money.

But these are small disadvantages to the great advantage you will have of being in complete control over the wardrobe that you’re getting.

Because everyone’s room sizes are different it is almost impossible to buy a standard fitted wardrobe that will fit nicely into the room. Some kind of custom work is required. By having the entire wardrobe custom made you can be sure that it will fit perfectly into your room.

You can control the style of the wardrobe. You get to choose the trims, the finishes, the materials that make up the look of the wardrobe. You can ensure that it fits in with the rest of the décor in the room.

You can adjust the design of the interior of the wardrobe to suit the amount of clothes you have to store. As mentioned earlier, if you have a large proportion of clothes that require hanging space, then you will be able to devote a greater part of the wardrobe to hangers. Or if you have a lot of shoes that need housing, shoe storage can be especially made larger.

In the end it will be up to your taste and your needs and a bespoke fitted wardrobe gives you the control that is essential in ensuring that your needs are met properly.