How to choose the perfect wardrobe

Aside from a bed, one of the most important pieces of furniture to have in your bedroom is a wardrobe. Unless you live in a tent, a wardrobe of some description is essential to enable you to store your clothes in a way that will not reduce them to a crumpled-up mess.

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Buying a wardrobe is one thing, but getting one you will be happy with long term is quite another. After all, wardrobes are usually an investment – they are not cheap, throwaway items and you may well be taking your wardrobe from house to house. Which type of wardrobe should you choose?

How much room do you have?

The first consideration, of course, is how much room you have for your wardrobes. If you have lots of space, you may want to create a walk-in wardrobe with plenty of storage for all your clothes. If you have a smaller bedroom, you could opt for built-in wardrobes, which can offer a better use of limited space.

Dorset fitted wardrobes from specialists such as are ideal for rooms with recessed walls.

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Make sure you measure the space well, ensuring you leave room to open the doors, and choose appropriately; for example, you do not want to put a huge wardrobe in a smaller room, as it will make the room seem cramped.

What style is right for you?

There are several basic types of wardrobe, including two-door (the most common), three-door and four-door styles; those with rails, drawers and shelves; and those with sliding doors. Which type you go for will depend on your budget, the amount of space you have and, above all, your taste.

One thing to remember is that the wardrobe you choose should easily accommodate all your clothes. This may be obvious, but it is worth repeating.

Build-it-yourself or ready-made?

Pre-assembled furniture is usually more expensive than the DIY version; however, if you have the money, it is worth considering, as the quality tends to be higher.

According to Get Revising, self-assembled furniture is usually less durable than ready-assembled furniture.

Whichever type you choose, make sure it is not only serviceable and practical but also that you love it. It is likely to be part of your life for a long time to come.

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