A Short Guide to Bespoke Fitted Wardrobes

What are bespoke fitted wardrobes? Firstly, according to the dictionary, the word “bespoke” means “made to order”. So for a fitted wardrobe to be bespoke, it has to be designed and manufactured to suit the buyer’s needs and home. Such a piece of furniture is not an off-the-shelf product such as the self-assembled items from IKEA.

There exist big sized companies in the furniture industry that claim to produce bespoke fitted wardrobes when in fact, after a bit of further probing, they actually use standard type components almost extensively. They might only have available a small range of sizes in their products or at best, they might modify the standard components to retro-fit for your usage. This cannot compare to fitted wardrobes that are completely customized.

How customized can a bespoke fitted wardrobe be? This depends on the manufacturer. If they are really the best of best in their line of work, you can literally have an infinite number of possibilities that’s only really limited by your imagination. Of course this is subject to the physical constraints of your room. Here is a sample list of what is possible:

  • Size – wall-to-wall, continue around corners, angled.
  • Handles
  • Doors – choose either hinged or sliding. Other than personal taste, this would also depend on size of your room. If efficient use of space is top priority, then you would go for a fitted sliding wardrobe. With the hinged, you can choose either ‘lay-on’ or ‘in-frame’. The former is more modern with the hinges hidden from sight on the outside whilst the latter is more traditional with the butt hinges showing.
  • Storage components and arrangement – different combinations of hanging rails, drawers, tie racks, shoe racks, adjustable or fixed shelves, even rotating shelves. The storage options are very flexible here.
  • Styling & Finish – you can choose either traditional looking, contemporary fitted wardrobes, or design anything in between. For example, a traditional style might be with a natural wood finish or with painted wood; and a contemporary style wardrobe might be a fitted sliding wardrobe with tinted mirror panels. You can make your fitted wardrobe stand out in your bedroom or completely blend in almost seamlessly.

It is quite apparent that bespoke fitted wardrobes are in no doubt more costly than your run-of-the-mill wardrobes, so why on earth would someone pay for such a thing? Three big reasons – space, flexibility, appearance.

Yes, it is preferable that you have a large room to start off with, but with a completely customized wardrobe, you can better utilize the space that you have. For example, if you have a sloping ceiling or an alcove area, then getting someone to tailor make a wardrobe for such awkward spaces would allow you to better use an otherwise vacant and wasted spots.

The flexibility in the storage options you can have offered by a bespoke fitted wardrobe speaks for itself. Lastly, you may not be able to find a standard wardrobe that matches well with your bedroom. With a fully-tailored wardrobe, you significantly reduce this issue.


Several Ways To Utilize Plastic Storage Boxes

If you’re rapidly running out of room to store everything in your house then buying plastic storage boxes can be a great way of increasing the amount of storage space that you have available in a cheap way. While they usually aren’t suited to rooms in the house that are meant to be stylish or well decorated they’re perfect for the closet or bedroom. Here are a few different options that you have when buying plastic storage bins.

The cheapest and most simple cube storage units you can buy are heavy duty plastic storage cubes. These come in a wide range sizes so you’ll always be able to find one that is big or small enough for the purpose that you need.

If you think that white storage boxes are too boring or want to make sure the different boxes are easily identifiable then there are plenty of different colors you can buy such as red and blue. If you’re buying cheap plastic storage boxes to store toys for your children then it can be a good idea to buy a separate box for each child so that they can keep their toys separately.

rubbermaidFor many people buying Rubbermaid plastic storage boxes is the only way to go. They have all kinds of colors and styles. Their sizes range form tiny to extra large. Getting large plastic storage cubes isn’t going to be enough if you have a lot of things to store.

However they can start to take up a lot of room if you buy several. This is why it’s important to make sure that you buy stackable plastic storage boxes so that should you need to buy more in the future they’ll fit naturally on top of each other.

If you do decide to buy stackable storage cubes remember to make sure that you label each one clearly from the side so that it is easy to find objects that you need. There is nothing worse than having several plastic storage boxes with lids and not knowing which one that special toy that your son wants before he goes to bed is in!

However there is a remedy for this situation and it is called clear plastic storage boxes. They allow you to see the contents of the box without having to take off the lid and see whats inside. Transparent storage cubes furniture is great for kids rooms as well so they can easily identify where to put and retrieve things quickly.

Colored stackable plastic storage containers are perfect for most homes

Colored stackable plastic storage containers are perfect for most homes

You can even get plastic food storage boxes for your pantry or kitchen area. These are also great for trips with the family or camping in the woods. Plastic boxes for storage is a great way to tackle any clutter issue you have no matter where you are. An attic is the perfect home for these kinds of storage cube options. Closets are always in need of a cube storage system and especially women. So why not get some plastic shoe storage boxes to keep all your shoes together and easy to find.

If you want to make sure that you’re not only looking good with your storage and helping out the environment as well then look into buying recycled decorative storage boxes. They generally aren’t any more expensive than buying the standard models and they are available anywhere online and most of your local retailers as well.

Originally posted 2017-01-04 12:05:58.