Fitted wardrobes are a popular option when it comes to bedroom storage solutions. As their name suggests, this type of wardrobe is fitted into the room from floor to ceiling. This set up allows you to maximise the space available in your room. The following Consumer Adviser guide will help you find your perfect wardrobe.
The Benefits of Fitted Wardrobes
- As fitted wardrobes are built into the shape of your room, they allow for a more seamless look than freestanding wardrobes.
- The most attractive feature of fitted wardrobes is that they offer more storage space than a traditional, free standing wardrobe.
- Another great thing about fitted wardrobes is that they offer more customisable storage options, so you can have a wardrobe that is tailored specifically to the sort of items you want to store.
Factors to Take into Account
When choosing a fitted wardrobe for you bedroom, there are a number of design aspects that you will need to take into account.
One of the major decisions that you will be faced with when choosing a fitted wardrobe is what kind of door would you prefer. Typically, fitted wardrobes either come with hinged doors or sliding doors. Sliding doors are the most popular type of wardrobe door as they have a number of benefits over traditional, hinged doors. Firstly, sliding doors take up less room as the door does not need to be pulled open; this makes them a great solution on rooms which are somewhat limited for space. Sliding doors are often regarded as more aesthetically appealing as they allow for a more seamless look.
You will also need to think about what kind of storage space you would like the fitted wardrobe to feature. Do you need a shoe rack or do you need more rail space than shelves?
Another important factor that you will need to take into account is whether you would like the wardrobe to incorporate a mirror. Some built in wardrobes feature mirrored external panels or mirrors on the inside of hinged doors for those who want a full length mirror. Fitted wardrobes that incorporate a dressing table into their design have small mirrors at eye-level which are perfect for applying makeup.
While many of the companies which sell fitted wardrobes also offer professional installation services, this is not the case for all fitted wardrobes. It is possible to fit a wardrobe yourself. Indeed, there are a number of companies that specialise in DIY kits. However, it is quite a difficult task so you may be better off getting a specialist to do it for you.