Your Fitted Wardrobe Guide: Top Tips & Designs

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Whether it’s for your laundry area, study or bedroom, customising a great wardrobe is one of the best investments you could possibly make. Aside from the obvious storage benefits, creating something that meets your exact specifications is extremely satisfying and the perfect way to finish a room in style.

At FCI London, we offer the ultimate wardrobe storage options and designs. With infinite possibilities on shelving, finishes, doors, colour and every little detail imaginable, your wish is literally our command. Our expert manufacturers seamlessly combine Italian class and German engineering to build quality units, crafted to last for decades.

This fitted wardrobe guide goes into minute detail and gives you all the insider tips we've collected in our years installing wardrobes. In the meantime, here are the basics that you need to help you get the ball rolling.

 

The benefits of commissioning a fitted wardrobe

The thought of commissioning a bespoke wardrobe might seem daunting, but there are plenty of advantages that outweigh any trepidation you may have. 

 

The different types of fitted wardrobes

Once you’ve decided that fitting a wardrobe is a wonderful idea, you’ll need to know what’s available. Here are the 5 most common options:

Built-in wardrobes

Built-in wardrobes provide a versatile storage solution for any space, no matter the dimensions. They are made with a specific purpose in mind and are fully customisable. You even have a choice of hinged or sliding doors.

Large wardrobes

A large floor to ceiling wardrobe can be built to accommodate just about anything from a massive clothing collection to bountiful accessories, with interior fittings to match. Choose from sliding doors if you have limited space, hinged doors for more opulent areas, fancy pulleys for specific needs, or a combination of them all.

Corner wardrobes

These are ideal, space-saving options that can be installed anywhere in your home. Corner wardrobes can be built in a range of shapes and are useful as a means to alter the overall design aesthetics of a room, smoothing out corners to take on a different form or dimension. Sliding or hinged doors are both possible options.

Walk-in wardrobes

Walk-in wardrobes are the ultimate in storage extravagance, allowing you to walk breezily inside them as you browse your clothes rails. They can be built with or without doors depending on whether they form part of an existing room or are situated in a whole separate area. Although they are magnificent they do take up a lot of space, so you need to consider whether you have enough to give up before choosing this option.

Sliding door wardrobes

Sliding door wardrobes are a stylish way to save space and are perfect for rooms that are a little more compact. As the door does not open out, you don’t need to think about clearance space in relation to other fixtures. They can be ordered with single or multiple doors and the handles can be recessed or used as a design feature.

 

Top tips on purchasing a fitted wardrobe

 

Wardrobe storage ideas for every need

One of the marvellous things about a wardrobe is the way it declutters your home. That said, don’t hang on to unwanted, old or damaged items - hoarding is never in vogue!

There are lots of exciting possibilities when it comes to wardrobe storage ideas and, with endless custom options available, everything in your home will have its place.

When planning the details of your wardrobe, remember to think about these less obvious storage needs.

 

Shop wardrobes at FCI London

At FCI London, we pride ourselves on being space-design experts and can’t wait to turn your dream wardrobe ideas into a reality. Book a showroom visit or a consultation with us or use our wardrobe cost calculator for a quick estimate.

 

 

 

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