Tips for Planning a Fitted Wardrobe
It is so easy to make a bedroom look disorganized if you do not make it a habit of eliminating clutter. Admittedly, cleaning up the bedroom can become tedious. But it is your personal space, and you need to make sure that it is tidy, organised, and roomy.
You can transform your bedroom from something cluttered and bland to organised and sophisticated by turning it into a fitted bedroom. It will give you a storage solution that fits your requirements while making a beautiful bedroom statement.
Preparing for a fitted wardrobe
It is essential to prepare your bedroom for a fitted wardrobe. Browse designs and styles. It is one way to pick up design concepts and have a good idea of what will work for you. But what is more important is to ensure that the design and installation stages of fitting the wardrobe go smoothly.
- Measure the space in the bedroom
Measure from wall to wall, and from ceiling to floor. Note down the figures and give them to the specialist during your consultation meeting. Even without the specialist taking his/her measurements, your figures will give the specialist a rough idea of how much space is available. While you are taking measurements, note down things that could affect the installation. Show the location of doors, radiators, window ledges, light fittings and switches, and electrical sockets.
- Visualise the fitted wardrobe location
Visualise the type of wardrobe you want. Decide how big it is going to be. Think whether you want the standard wall to wall, or want to integrate open shelving or a desk. Decide if you want to include a corner of your room or possibly do something useful about the smaller spaces.
- Add fillers, end panels, plinth, and cornice
Think about using end panels and fillers, whether you have open-ended or wall to wall designs. You may opt to add custom-fit end panels to add a wonderful finished look to the wardrobe or use a custom-fit plinth. You can match the colour of the wardrobe or wall, or choose contrasting colours to give focus to the wardrobe’s design.
It is important to cover the structural base of the wardrobe with a plinth to hide the gaps and joints in wardrobe doors, walls and floors. You can also add a decorative cornice to the top of the wardrobe to give your fitted wardrobe more aesthetic appeal.
Selecting the storage solutions
Make an inventory of the things you keep in your closets, the items you want to keep, the things you use regularly, and the items you use seasonally. You may have old items that you should discard, to make room for the stuff you need and use.
When you have a better idea of what to keep, you can start looking at internal storage options. Choose the hanging rails, drawer organisers, additional shelves, stackable drawers, storage bins for shoes, and pigeon hole shelving units. You can have a coordinated style and colour or opt for mixing and matching the storage options.
While you can take the measurements of the space and decide the style you want, it is important to work with a wardrobe specialist to execute your ideas.