We absolutely love designing bespoke and fitted storage solutions – there are virtually endless possibilities to create beautiful pieces that really add value to the homes of our clients! Because the world of fitted storage and fitted wardrobes is so varied and widespread, there are often a lot of questions that might pop into your head before you embark on the quest of finding the right solution for you.
In today’s post, we’ve outlined some of the most common fitted storage FAQs to help you answer those questions without too much hassle, so you can get moving on your project sooner!
What Is A Fitted Wardrobe?
A fitted wardrobe is one that’s made-to-measure and is bespoke to each design. This means that the wardrobe is perfectly suited to and fit to the space you’d like it built in.
This keeps the design style to whatever you’d like it to be, removes any awkward aesthetics from it not fitting properly, and maximises the storage space available.
How Much Do Fitted Wardrobes Cost?
Fitted wardrobes are highly bespoke pieces of furniture, and as a result, each one can be hugely different to the next. Unfortunately it’s almost impossible to put an upfront price on a fitted wardrobe without understanding what you’re looking for.
If you’d like an approximate quote for a fitted wardrobe, just get in touch with us and we’d be happy to give you a rough pricing guide!
What Kind of Space Can a Fitted Wardrobe Be Added To?
If you’ve got an awkward spot that you’d like to convert into a handy storage area, you’re probably wondering if it’s suitable for a fitted wardrobe. The great thing about them is that they can be tailored to virtually any space you want!
Of course, it should be enough space to make sense to add storage to, but no matter the shape, number of corners and curves, access, or dimensions, there’s a fitted wardrobe solution for it!
How Much Space Do I Need For a Fitted Storage Unit / Wardrobe?
The answer to this depends on what you need the storage space for. If it’s going to be a clothes wardrobe, it needs to be tall enough to hang shirts and jackets, and wide enough for number of clothes you’re planning on putting in it. (Shopaholics, you might need a larger space!). If on the other hand you just need to slide a few things away, you can get away with a slim space.
It’s more about what you’ll need to fit in, rather than what space the storage unit can fit in!
How Long Will The Process Take?
To have a fitted wardrobe installed can take anywhere from one to three days depending on the complexity and size of it. From your initial order, the overall lead time can be somewhere around the 6 weeks mark, which is often due to sourcing various custom pieces and materials. Ultimately this time span will depend on which elements you require and availability levels of these materials / pieces.
We know, we know…you’re probably getting bored of hearing us say “it depends”, but thanks to the limitless customisation options, that’s the way it is with bespoke projects!
Should My Wardrobe Be Fixed To The Wall?
If you’re having a wardrobe fitted to your space, it should be fixed to the wall. This is because it will help the wardrobe to fit the space properly without leaving annoying gaps, and will make the wardrobe safer and more sturdy.
What’s The Difference Between Fitted Wardrobes And The Ones I Get From Ikea?
It’s a fair question that many people want to understand; is there really any difference to buying a wardrobe off the shelf from Ikea or somewhere similar? The answer, you may have guessed, is yes! Otherwise fitted wardrobes wouldn’t be as popular as they are!
A fitted wardrobe brings many benefits over an off-the-shelf alternative that you might not have considered before, but can completely transform the way you think about and use your storage at home.
- Fitted wardrobes can utilise any design scheme that you’d like, meaning they don’t just have to be another boring furniture piece that you add just because you need some more storage. They can be bold and beautiful and actually enhance the look of your room!
- They can be built with any material, allowing you to choose higher-quality and better suited materials that will stand the test of time. This also allows for unique designs that really stand out!
- Fitted solutions maximise storage space from the space you have available. No wasted gaps or corner spots like you might get with an off-the-shelf product
- The storage space can then even be customised to perfectly adapt to what you need to use it for. Regardless of what you’re storing, customised storage means you can access it more easily, keep it neater, and avoid having to bend and reach to awkward places to get at what you want.
Hopefully this has answered some of your questions on fitted wardrobes and storage solutions, and you can now begin planning your project! If you have any remaining questions or would like answers on a specific design you’ve got in mind, feel free to get in touch with us!