Everything you need to know about finding a Wardrobe Builder
Wardrobes, whether built-in or freestanding, increase the storage capacity of your home and therefore its value. Wardrobes can be located in the bedroom, bathroom, laundry or indeed any area of the home that needs more storage. An interior designer will be able to help you place your wardrobe appropriately. You have the choice between a pre-built or custom-designed wardrobe.
©Custom Built Wardrobes
When selecting or building a wardrobe there are several things you need to consider. Some include:
the size of the room in which it will be installed
the depth of the wardrobe – you do not want clothing to get stuck in the doors
that doors do not open onto the main entry door, furniture or lights
its placement – it should not be near windows
that it is not located over power points or light switches
the location of decorative plasterwork – it may be worth stopping short of this so that it is not covered up or damaged
if the walls or floors are uneven in any way
if the wardrobe is in wet areas such as the bathroom moisture resistant board will need to be used
The Interior of the Wardrobe
The inside of the wardrobe
can be custom-designed to meet your needs, or can be pre-fabricated. Common inclusions include shelves, hanging racks, drawers, baskets and shoe racks. You can even opt to have a television shelf installed, or special hat and accessory racks. It’s even possible to combine the wardrobe so that you have space for storage and space for a home office, for example.
There are a wide range of doors and door surfaces
available for your wardrobe. You can also select between hinged and sliding doors. Hinged doors give you more access and work well in larger rooms while sliding doors are unobtrusive and save space. Surfaces include ready-to-paint, wood grain, mirror, custom wood, aluminum frames, rattan, gyprock
or even painted glass
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Selecting a Professional Wardrobe Builder
Professionals can build you a new wardrobe to your budget or they can refurbish your existing wardrobe if that is what you prefer. When selecting a wardrobe professional, ask to see their qualifications and references, if they are available. Ask if they provide a guarantee of any sort for the finished work. Professionals should be willing to give you a free quote.