Fitted wardrobes are a cut above standard wardrobes, but they’re also an investment. Costing more than your average ready-made high-street wardrobe, fitted, built in wardrobes become a feature of your bedroom, acting as storage units, aesthetic furniture and a centrepiece that can often define a room.
So is a fitted wardrobe worth investing in? Or should you stick to buying a cheaper alternative?
In this short article, we highlight five advantages of investing in fitted wardrobes, from build quality to versatility.
Timeless classic style that outlasts your décor
Seasons come and go, and so do interior design trends and fashions. As you redecorate your bedroom from light colours to dark, or change your furniture wood finishes and styles, you may find that your once-matching wardrobe now doesn’t look so colour co-ordinated against the backdrop of your room.
When you buy a fitted wardrobe, partially because of the investment price point, and partially because of the versatile style of fitted wardrobes, they’re usually less prone to trends and loud colours. All elements of a fitted wardrobe point to it being a piece of long-term furniture (it takes longer to fit and it’s locked in place etc.), and so the muted style they usually come in allows you to keep them in your room while passing décor styles and trends come and go.
Quality materials, built to last
As mentioned above, built-in bedroom furniture has to outlast a lot of other, more trendy items. The long term nature of fitted wardrobes means the materials used to constructed them are usually of a higher quality than their ‘off-the-rack’ counterparts.
Some fitted wardrobes made in the UK are even constructed using home-grown materials in their own private manufacturing warehouses, which is a marker of a high quality product. Be sure to check with your supplier or retailer for more information.
Customised completely to your bedroom
Fitted wardrobes are bespoke. Completely customised to your bedroom space, they fit perfectly, unlike mass-produced alternatives. Got a strange corner where your wardrobes are going to be? Simply get it custom-built to go around it. Do you only have one wall to support it? End panels can help to prop up your wardrobe. Simply put, when you go fully-customised with a fitted wardrobe, your ‘problem areas’ become a non-issue.
They’re an efficient use of space
Sometimes equipped with sliding doors for a space-saving horizontal opening, built-in wardrobes allow you to not only store away a large volume of ‘stuff’, but they also give you a wide-open view of your belongings.
Additionally, as they’re available in whichever size you require, fitted wardrobes are an exceptionally efficient use of space. You can often see this effect in walk-in wardrobes, as their large nature really takes them beyond the norm as far as storage capacity goes. The scope to expand them as wide, tall (ceiling height permitting!) and deep as you like is only limited by the size of your room.
Fitted wardrobes are built to compartmentalise and store your belongings
It’s not just how much you can fit in a wardrobe; it’s how you can fit it in. No fitted wardrobe is complete without its internal storage unit. Sometimes consisting of drawers, shelving and hangers, there really is no limit to the advanced interior configurations you can install in a fitted wardrobe. After all, the key thing to remember is that this is your fitted wardrobe and it can be custom-built to your needs.
Overall, it’s worth considering the investment in a fitted wardrobe, as the above benefits can make a bedroom feel more like a home if you have the budget – what do you think is the best option? Let us know in the comments area below!