When you build your new home, are you wondering whether you should include a fitted wardrobe in your plans for the bedrooms and other rooms? There are many good reasons to do so. Let’s explore seven different advantages to consider when you make the decision about whether to add a fitted wardrobe — also known as a “built-in wardrobe” or “bespoke wardrobe” — to your new home plans.
1. Get a Wardrobe Tailored Precisely to Your Needs
You can design a fitted wardrobe with all the features you want, and all the details you would use. You can omit any features that would not be useful to you.
Does it drive you mad that freestanding wardrobes don’t include enough space for you to tidy up your shoes and accessories in the allotted compartments? You can solve this problem easily with a fitted wardrobe; in fact, when you build a fitted wardrobe, you can even specify the inclusion of a shoe rack with exactly the number of pairs of shoes you own.
Add additional cupboards, drawers, shelves, compartments, racks, and hangers as needed to create your own flexible, unique space. And, all of these features can be neatly enclosed behind stylish, custom-tailored wardrobe doors.
Want a built-in vanity table where you or your significant other could sit and accessorize that day’s ensemble, or a full-length mirror for making sure your shoes match your suit? No problem; these details are easy to arrange with a fitted wardrobe.
Your fitted wardrobe will occupy exactly the amount of space you want to designate for it — even if your building lot is small and narrow, or you only have a small, odd-shaped space to devote to the wardrobe.
2. Intelligent, Efficient Use of Space
Have you ever experienced a sinking feeling when you moved your freestanding wardrobe into the bedroom, and you realized that the size and shape were all wrong? Maybe the wardrobe was too large, and it dominated the room and overwhelmed the other furnishings. Or maybe the wardrobe was too small, and looked puny and miserable amidst the other components in the room.
Ever had a freestanding wardrobe that was in the way, and looked awkward no matter where you put it?
Have you ever bought a freestanding wardrobe, only to discover that it wouldn’t fit through the door in the room where you wanted to place it?
Have you ever been frustrated by wasted space in your room, because the wardrobe was a little too small, and it left unusable areas between itself and one or more walls?
You can banish these worries by designing a fitted wardrobe that fits seamlessly into the room. Your fitted wardrobe will be just the right size, with no wasted space.
3. Include Custom-Tailored Lighting in Your Fitted Wardrobe
Is it hard to find things in your freestanding wardrobe at night, or on cloudy days, because it’s so dark inside? With a fitted wardrobe, you can custom-tailor the lighting you need — right into the design. You can even decide to include a light inside each cabinet, cupboard or drawer, and the light could be triggered to turn itself on each time that compartment is opened.
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4. Just the Right Materials and Finishes
Have you ever bought a freestanding wardrobe that you thought would be just perfect for your home — but then when you brought it home you discovered that the wood finish didn’t quite match the other surfaces and fixtures in the room?
Have you considered spending hours, days or even weeks stripping and sanding the paint off an old wardrobe so you could refinish it to coordinate better with its environment?
When you build a fitted wardrobe, you can use materials that will complement your other furnishings flawlessly.
5. Contemporary, Up-To-Date Style
A fitted wardrobe distinguishes your contemporary new home from older or vintage homes that don’t typically include such updated features. It would be expensive to remodel an older home to add fitted wardrobes, but when you are building a brand new home it is sensible to seize the opportunity for including precisely the style of wardrobe that you desire.
6. Clean More Efficiently
Ever get tired of dragging a step-stool over to the freestanding wardrobe to dust the top of it? Do you get tired of cleaning dust bunnies out from underneath of it? And cobwebs out from between the walls and the freestanding wardrobe?
While you can’t stop spiders from taking up residence in your new fitted wardrobe, at least you will not be encouraging them with the inclusion of unused space.
7. A Fitted Wardrobe Is a Useful, Tangible Investment
A fitted wardrobe becomes part of your home, and is an investment that can make your home more valuable. Unlike many investments, this is one that you can actually enjoy using every day; it is a tangible investment that you can enjoy, yet still reap some rewards from in the future if you ever decide to sell your home.
When you plan to build your new home, it is worth considering these seven advantages for including fitted wardrobes in the bedrooms or other rooms.