When it comes to creating and maximising space in your home, fitted wardrobes are one of the first things people think about and one of the most cost-effective, value-added changes you can make to your home. This month we explore why that is and how you can make it work for you and your home too.
Fitted vs standard wardrobes
While standard wardrobes may be cheaper and easier to get hold of quickly, they rarely make the most of the space you have in your bedroom. There will always be gaps that leave unusable space and they will never quite fit what you had in mind or what you have to store. They will do an adequate job, but it will be exactly that: adequate.
A fitted wardrobe may cost more, but is a much more long-term investment, particularly if you have a small or unusually shaped room. By making the absolute most of every nook and cranny in your space, you can create storage out of areas that may otherwise be considered ‘dead space’. This way, you maximise your storage efficiency.
Having a fitted wardrobe is also a more secure option for those with young children at home. There is always a risk with free-standing furniture that they will fall and cause injury, which is not the case with a fitted one. If you are choosing a custom-made design you could also include additional safety features if you wish.
Retaining or adding character
A bespoke, fitted wardrobe will retain any quirky or period character in your room or may even create a feature within it if that is what you are after. In this way, you are not only creating useful storage, you are also adding a focal point to your room where previously there was none. Although it will come at a higher cost than a free-standing wardrobe, the worth it will add to the resale value of your home makes it a very worthwhile investment.
Range of designs and finishes
Gone are the days of limited options and a small number of finishes to choose from. Nowadays, the selection is as wide as your imagination, giving you plenty of options to fully customise your fitted wardrobe. Sliding doors, full-length mirrors, bi-folding doors, glass, handles, knobs, drawers, shoe racks, hanging rails, pull-out shelving, and a colour palette that spans every shade under the sun are just some of the options available to you. Alternatively, you can opt for sleek, classic white – a timeless elegance that will never grow old.
While your first thought when you hear the term fitted or bespoke is that it will be too expensive, again, this is no longer true. With such a wide selection of options and customisation, it is possible to have a fitted wardrobe installed whatever your budget. As well as being a longer-term investment in your home, the quality of design and build ensure that your wardrobe will stand the test of time, not least when compared to a free-standing option.
If you are considering a fitted wardrobe and would like to find out more about the benefits, designs, and costs, talk to our Parsons Joinery team. You can find us on 01273 814870 or at for a chat or to book an appointment.