Wardrobes- choosing the right one for you

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Wardrobes- choosing the right one for you

After your bed, your wardrobe is the second most important piece of furniture that you will buy for your bedroom. So it’s important that you get it right.

So what’s right for you?

There are plenty of wardrobe options available to provide maximum bedroom storage; freestanding wardrobes are versatile and are simple to install, while fitted wardrobes are more streamlined and make better use of awkward spaces.

Whatever your taste, we have a few ideas to help.

Decide what you need to store

Think about how many drawers, shelves and hanging spaces your require and what combinations you need. Full-length dresses require full height spaces where half height hangers are best for dresses and jackets. Adjustable shelve may also be useable so the wardrobe has some flexibility to change.

An organised wardrobe makes it much easier to find that favourite blouse or shirt without emptying the whole wardrobe.

Choose Freestanding or Fitted Wardrobes

Freestanding wardrobes

Pros: Freestanding wardrobes offer the most versatility in terms of cost and design, and can be taken with you when you move house. They also come in various sizes and designs.

Cons: Wasted space if there isn’t sufficient storage rails and drawers. There is also a fear of them toppling over, so always be sure to secure them with wall fixings – particularly important if you have children.

Fitted wardrobes

Pros: If you’re faced with a problem area or an awkward space, or have very specific storage requirements in mind custom-made to fit can offer the perfect solution. Fitted wardrobes can be designed to fit around awkward angles, sloping ceilings and uneven walls, making the most of any space.

Cons: Although often the best solution fitted wardrobes are a far more expensive option and need to be designed and fitted by an expert.

Measure the space

For freestanding designs measure your space carefully. It’s a good idea to use masking tape to mark the position of your new wardrobe on the floor, so you can check it will fit in comfortably, making sure that doors can open easily without obstructions.

image courtesy of Hozz.com

Hozz.com have some more ideas regarding taping out your room for any type of furniture you want to check will fit your space. Check it out here

Delivery to your home

Wardrobes can be bulky and heavy, so be sure to measure doorways and any narrow landings or hallways to ensure that you’ll be able to manoeuvre your wardrobe into place before you order. Get some help from a friend to help you lift the wardrobe into the space especially if you have stairs to climb. A flat-packed design might be better if access could pose a problem, but also bear in mind that you will need a room with adequate space to build it.

Now you know what you’re looking for, take a look at our edit of the best wardrobes currently on the market. We’ve done our research to pick out the best across all budgets and styles, so there’s a storage solution for every type of home.

Our Top Wardrobe Picks

  1. Santa Rosa 4 Door Wardrobe from Wayfair

2.Gulledge 2 Door Sliding Wardrobe from Wayfair

3.Tengan 3 Door Sliding Wardrobe from Wayfair

3. Ikea PAX Wardrobes from Ikea

Ikea do a great range of customisable wardrobe. They PAX range allow you to configure your wardrobe with a multitude of internal options. Check out this video below

4. Mottifont painted from Cotswold Co

5. Fitted design from Sharps

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