How to design your perfect fitted wardrobe
Updated: Jul 7, 2020
So, you are thinking about bespoke fitted wardrobe or storage and not sure on where to start? Bespoke storage can be a great way to maximise space especially when you have awkward areas that an off the shelf system will just not fit. We have put together a few easy steps on how to get started on planning the space, some ideas on internal fittings and small details that will make your project look amazing!
Planning Your Space
Before deciding on your wardrobe specifications, it is important to decide on which items you would like to store in your new unit. Although this might sound obvious, it is important to plan what objects/clothes you want to fit into the unit. Moreover, we would advise making a list and rough dimensions of the objects you want to go into the unit, and we will work out the best layout for your storage. Also, it is a good chance to have a sort out of your clothes and throw away those old trainers.
Once you have your list of the items you want to go into the unit, it is now time to think about the type of internal space you would like to create. With bespoke wardrobes one of the great benefits is the vertical space you can gain as they go right the way up to the ceiling. This is great for when you want to store clothes for the winter or summer months and leave the lower elements for your day to day. A custom-made fitted wardrobe will ensure that every inch of space is being used and not wasted. Also, do not rule out having a wardrobe in a walkway to the bedroom or on the landing, a bespoke wardrobe can be made to blend in with its surrounding and to fit awkward spaces. When it comes to internals, we have created a few typical options when it comes to the type of function you are going to use it for. Although this is not an exhaustive list and we can create the internals to any design, it should give you some ideas on how to use the space. For example, our “Shirts + trousers” typical range has multiple hanging rails for adjustable shelves and a single drawer.
Although the look of the doors are important it is also good to think about what style of door you require, for example if you do not have a huge amount of space you could consider a sliding door. Adding a mirror to your doors can also create the look of a larger space and reflects a lot of light. Other options include a typical hinge door, where we can add soft close hinges a pocket door, so the mechanism works similarly to a hinge door however the door slides back into unit itself. Another thing to think about is the style of the door, obviously unless you have an open storage it will be the first thing you see so think about the look. Be it from a more traditional shaker style, modern flat fronted with a gloss or mirror finish or even something more bespoke, the world is your oyster. Lastly, it is always good to think about the material you would want the doors to be made from as it can have a drastic affect on cost, veneer for example is an expensive material however a MDF painted finish is more cost effective.
Finally, when it comes to your build in wardrobe, we will do most of the hard work when it comes to planning the space and making sure we can achieve your dream. When it comes to more off the shelf products you would need to make sure you have measured the space to check the storage unit will fit into your space. Have fun planning your storage, do some research on what styles and finishes you like and drop us a call to come and survey your space!