Fitted wardrobes are wardrobes which are built into your living space. They are most commonly fitted in bedrooms, reception rooms, hallways and lofts for easy access to clothing and fashion accessories, but it is not unusual for fitted wardrobes to be utilised elsewhere in the home.
If you are considering getting a fitted wardrobe, there are some things you should take into consideration first.
What type of fitted wardrobe do you need?
There are many different types of fitted wardrobes; the two most common types are walk-in fitted wardrobes and standard fitted wardrobes. Fitted wardrobes can be made in many different materials and designs, including classic hinged door wardrobes for a more traditional look, as well as modern hinged door wardrobes or sliding door wardrobe for people, who prefer modern and contemporary style.
The type of fitted wardrobe you need will depend on where the wardrobe will go to and your own personal needs and preferences. If you do not have a space big enough to fit a walk-in wardrobe, then you should go with the standard fitted closet which is built to fit into the wall or into an empty space. However, if you would prefer to have a walk-in wardrobe or you know you need more storage space, consider having your room fitted for a larger walk-in style.
What designs suit your needs?
Fitted wardrobes come in an almost endless array of designs. The design of the fitted wardrobe will affect how the room looks aesthetically—but more importantly; it will have an effect on how your belongings are organised and stored.
The design of certain types of wardrobes, especially loft fitted wardrobes, must be carefully considered due to the limited and more uncommon space requirements. Above all, you will want to be sure that the design meets your needs—for example, you have a large shoe collection, then you’ll need to look for a storage space with needed shoe shelves or place for your shoeboxes.
The style of the door is also something you should take into consideration. Hinged door wardrobes open with, as the name suggests, hinged doors; this is in contrast to open-plan fitted wardrobes without doors, or sliding door wardrobes. You should take the space into consideration when choosing the type of door for your wardrobe—if the room is small, a hinged door may be more of an inconvenience than a sliding or open door design.
What is your budget?
Naturally, you’ll need to consider your budget when shopping for fitted wardrobes. Walk-in styles are more expensive than standard ones because of the size of course. In some cases, you may be able to choose simpler materials to help bring down the cost of the wardrobe.