One of the options when it comes to wardrobes is the built in wardrobe. It makes use of the construction elements of the house such as the walls, floors and ceilings which is a great way of saving on cost. Another advantage is in event of any building defects, the built in wardrobe hides building flaws and painting errors while creating a functional space for individuals to place their items. Whether in the living room, kitchen or bedroom, the built in wardrobe comes in handy in all areas of the house.
Here is our guide to a built-in wardrobe;
- Space – It is import to measure and factor in the space available for the wardrobe. This is because as a permanent fixture in the house, any mistakes would end up being quite costly having to redo the wardrobe. So take measurements and ensure the built in wardrobe is measured to fit the space perfectly for a great finish.
- Material and the style – Determine which materials you would want to use for the wardrobe. It’s important to factor in the design and theme of the house. Ideally the wardrobes across the house should complement each other for greater synchrony across the home. Ideally, choose a wardrobe style which is easy to use. You can opt to have open wardrobes, wardrobe doors on hinges which can be bulky or sliding doors which are modern and give a room a neat, spacious look.
- Fittings – Once you have determined the space, material and style, it’s important to see what fittings would be ideal for the big wardrobes. Would you like doors and drawers with handles or would an open plan work instead?
- Lighting– It is important to ensure the wardrobe is well lit. This ensures you can view any item in the wardrobe whether day or night. One wardrobe lighting option is over head built in lights which illuminates sections of the wardrobe.
- Mirrors – Mirrors are also vital when designing your built in wardrobe. Whether you want the mirror on the outer door or the inner door depends on what other furniture is in the room and whether the door will be in frequent use or it is relatively fixed. Place the mirror in a location which is safe which draws good natural light.
This is a great guide in helping you choose and design a build in wardrobe for your home.