This seems to be a buzz phrase at the moment, but do you really understand what we mean when we talk about bespoke wardrobes? In this article, we hope to provide a brief guide to these units and will outline a few different aspects, including: the benefits of fitted over free-standing units, the huge range of designs and styles available, how much it costs to have one of these wardrobes constructed, and how bespoke units will add value to your home.
Regardless of whether you have chosen a fitted or free-standing unit, a bespoke wardrobe is tailor made to suit your room – measurements of even the most awkward spaces (such as around established features, like eaves and chimney breasts) can be incorporated. Did you know that you could increase your storage space by 40 to 50% with a bespoke unit? You can also add other features to your wardrobe, such as: mirrors, shelving, safes and even folding desks.
Fitted versus Free-Standing
The fitted versus free-standing debate revolves around whether you should opt for a fitted wardrobe (which means it is anchored to the wall of your bedroom and becomes a permanent fixture) or whether you should opt for a free-standing one (which means it is a standalone piece that can be moved around). Both types have advantages and disadvantages, so this is ultimately a matter of personal preference and the legalities of your home (such as whether you are renting).
The Benefits of Bespoke
There are a number of benefits associated with the decision to go bespoke, such as making the most of your available space and not letting any areas go to waste (whether it’s an attic room with a sloped ceiling or an oddly shaped room with a lot of alcoves). They are also perfect for adding a designer touch to your home, as they are custom built according to your specifications and requirements. The design, therefore, is completely up to you.
Types of Wardrobe Available
There are, ultimately, three types of wardrobe available – sliding door, bifold door and pivot door. Designs also range from wall-to-wall executive suits and traditional two-door robes to space saving alcove closets. You will also be able to choose from a wide range of natural timbers (from pine to jarrah) and colours (from black to red). At the end of the day, the possibilities are endless and you have the opportunity to create your own unique piece of designer furniture.
The Cost of These Units
Whilst you can decide how large or small the project is, what materials are used and even what sorts of features are incorporated, it is important to remember that bespoke wardrobes are not a cheap option. That being said, your decisions will ultimately impact the cost of its construction and installation. It could range anywhere from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand. Your best bet will be to contact a bespoke furniture company for a quote.
We hope that this article has given you a brief look into the world of bespoke wardrobes and that you leave with some handy bits of information filed away for future reference. If you have decided that this is the best option for improving storage space in your home, we only recommend that you choose a bespoke company who has a rock solid reputation and plenty of experience with the design and construction of wardrobes to ensure your satisfaction.