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Fitted Wardrobes : 10 things you should know about

Fitted wardrobes will provide you additional space right away and may be customised to fit your room and lifestyle.

Do you wish you had extra storage space in your bedroom? You’re not the only one who feels this way. Clothes, shoes, and everything else we can fit into our wardrobes throughout Ireland are bursting at the seams. Freestanding wardrobes exacerbate the situation by wasting space and limiting customization options.

Built-in wardrobes are a simple method to increase your bedroom storage. They quickly add additional room – three times more, to be precise – and come in a variety of sizes and finishes to fit any environment.

Continue reading to learn all you need to know about installing fitted wardrobes.

1. You’ll have extra room.

Gaps above and to the side of freestanding wardrobes scream to be filled with knickknacks and dust. Fitted wardrobes, on the other hand, may be customised to accommodate the whole height of the room. Even if a bedroom has an odd design, a fitted wardrobe may transform even the tiniest area into a functional storage space.

2. You’re putting money into something.

Then there’s the bad news. You can’t take a fitted wardrobe with you when you move house, unlike a freestanding wardrobe. According to Neda, director of Delta Joinery, there is a silver lining. “When you sell your house, your investment is always recouped since purchasers place a premium on storage, especially in Dublin properties,” he adds.

3. Choose from all of the budget levels that are accessible.

Fitted wardrobes are available from a wide range of vendors at various pricing points. Homebase and B&Q are two examples of mass-market stores, whereas Delta Joinery is a specialist in fitted furniture.

A bespoke furniture firm will design and hand-make wardrobes to fit your space and style if your budget permits. It’s pricey, but the advantage is that you won’t have to change your ideas to match a pre-made solution.

4. The finest outcomes come from recommendations.

Always ask friends and relatives for advice, regardless of where you buy your fitted wardrobes. You should also read internet reviews and visit showrooms to see and feel the items’ quality. To limit down your possibilities, visit at least three, and don’t be hesitant to ask questions about what each company has to offer.

If you choose a bespoke furniture firm or a local carpenter, get a portfolio of their previous work. Ideally, go to prior projects and talk to the homeowners about the firm, its service, and how problems were resolved.

5. Proofing in the future will maintain the appearance current.

Choose a company that will oversee the project from start to finish and assist with design and installation if you want to keep things easy. This can help you prevent costly mistakes and stress.

Given that fitted wardrobes are a long-term investment, it’s critical that you select a future-proofed alternative that you know will continue to reflect your own style in the future. “Before you start adding different furniture items, we’d recommend establishing the colour palette of your area,” says Neda of Delta Joinery.

6. It’s the doors that make a difference.

Consider the size and shape of your bedroom, as well as your particular preferences, when selecting wardrobe doors. If you’re low on space, use sliding or bi-fold doors, which require less space to open.

Mirrored doors are especially useful in small bedrooms because they provide the impression of a larger space and provide a full-length mirror without taking up valuable floorspace.

7. It is critical to plan ahead.

You’ll need to take some measurements before you begin your fitted wardrobe project. First, measure the height of the ceiling at both ends and in the centre of the room. This will show whether the wardrobe needs to be adjusted to accommodate a drooping ceiling.

Check to see if the floor is level. “This is another another ‘need-to-know’ piece of information,” explains Neda, managing director of Delta Joinery. “Fitted furniture may now be made to match specific measurements or variances in floor level.” When it comes to the floor’s surface material, I recommend installing your closets on a firm surface. When installed on carpet, the wardrobe may settle over time as the carpet settles, which will surely impair the once-perfect surface.

8. The phrase “made to measure” refers to just that.

Is there any coving or skirting in the room? If you answered yes, be sure to provide the measurements of any protruding fixed features. They’ll change the way the back of your wardrobe is built, so they’ll need to be accommodated for a flush, tailor-made look.

Is there anything that has to be moved before installation? If changing an outlet isn’t an option, specially fitting furniture can be used to hide unsightly wires, cables, or controllers for integrating lighting while still allowing for simple access. “Just make sure you include these needs when you’re developing the concept,” Neda advises.

9. You’ll need to get the room ready.

“We normally advise against decorating your space prior to installation,” Neda explains. However, because our wardrobes come without backs and sides as normal, you may want to repaint the walls before installing them, as these walls will be visible while the doors are open. Customers must also remove any furniture from their bedrooms prior to installation and, if carpet is already, roll it back into the area where the new wardrobes will be installed.

10. Select interior design alternatives that are appropriate for your lifestyle.

Your wardrobe must be as lovely on the inside as it is on the exterior. Make sure you select a provider that provides a wide choice of storage alternatives to meet your individual requirements.

Delta Joinery claims there are a choice of hidden-away or display solutions to fit you and your lifestyle, whether you have an abundance of tailored suits or a fondness for the occasional Jimmy Choo.

To meet your demands, inquire about hanging rails, shoe and trouser racks, and specialty pull-out shelves. Some businesses additionally provide room for media devices as well as integrated lighting.