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Choosing the right wardrobe for your needs

Wardrobes can very often be one of the most expensive terms in your home, and no wonder, they’re tasked with the rather difficult job of holding what can usually be kilograms worth of clothes. Conversely however, those that choose wardrobes that seem like a good deal at the time because of the low price, can often find that a few months down the road they start falling apart. Choosing the right wardrobe can sometimes be a rather dull process, and you may end up choosing something that isn’t fit for purpose. The following buying guide to wardrobes will help you in choosing a wardrobe that is suitable for your needs.

Freestanding Wardrobes

Freestanding wardrobes are the most common type of wardrobe because they offer a good balance between cost and design, and they can take up far less space than fitted wardrobes. However, there are a number of other advantages in purchasing a freestanding wardrobe over other types. The first advantage of which is obviously, as they are freestanding, they can be moved around your room, and are far more flexible in terms of working with the current layout of your bedroom. Freestanding wardrobes can also be easily disassembled and reassembled, so, should you move, you can take your wardrobe with you.

Fitted Wardrobes

Fitted wardrobes, whilst less convenient and flexible, can be far more robust that their freestanding counterparts. They are also known for the extensive storage space they provide, and may be suited to those with a large amount of clothes, shoes and accessories to store.

Fitted wardrobes can also, if designed correctly, maximize bedroom space, as they can be tailored to your bedroom shape; they can fit around bends, or under awkward sloping ceilings. Additionally you can choose specific features that suits what items you need to store; for those with hundreds of pairs of shoes, they can have seemingly never ending slide out racks; or for those with hundreds of ties and accessories, they can have slide out draws with tens of compartments.

Fitted wardrobes can additionally be designed in literally hundreds of materials and styles, leaving the new owner with plenty of choices for their new piece of furniture.

However because they require a professional to design and install them, they are unavoidably more expensive that free standing wardrobes; this investment however may be paid back with a longer life span. As well as this you must remember that should you move house, you won’t be able to take your wardrobe with you.

To choose the right wardrobe requires you to estimate the space you can and the money you can afford. Balancing between the two brings to compromise between materials. Oak, fabric, plastic - there are many styles to choose from.

Whichever type of wardrobe you choose, be sure to shop around and look at your options before making a decision; and remember whilst that bargain wardrobe will be great for the bank balance today, a few months down the road and your wallet may not remain so thankful.

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