If you're someone who values quality, craftsmanship, and individuality, the benefits of investing in a custom-made luxury wardrobe will excite you!
Wardrobes are more than just storage spaces for clothes and other items - they have the power to transform a bedroom in numerous ways, whether they are built-in or walk-in. A well-designed wardrobe can increase the room's usable space, maximise storage capacity, and give the room a modern and more spacious feel.
At FCI, we specialise in creating exquisite bespoke wardrobes that are designed to the exact specifications of your bedroom, providing you with an exceptional storage solution that caters to your specific needs.
In this blog post, we will discuss reasons why our custom wardrobes are the perfect addition to any bedroom design.
1. Tailored to your needs: the benefits of a custom-made wardrobe
Custom-made wardrobes are the complete opposite of mass-produced furniture, as they are uniquely designed for each bedroom space where they will be installed. By creating built-in or walk-in wardrobes that are custom-made to the exact measurements of the space, every inch of the area is maximised, providing more storage space while also creating a roomier and more spacious bedroom.
Our custom-made wardrobes are not only designed for the measurements of your bedroom but also for your lifestyle and storage needs. As the homeowner, you have complete control over the layout and functionality of the wardrobe, allowing you to create a design that perfectly suits your requirements. Specialised features, such as drawer units, shoe shelving units, hanging shelves, wire baskets, jewellery drawers, and built-in lighting, can be included in your custom-made wardrobe.
We are here to provide you with popular configurations and guide your decisions to help you choose the best custom built-in wardrobe for your bedroom. Whether you prefer a built-in hinged wardrobe for a classic and traditional look, or a contemporary-style wardrobe with sliding doors, which is a great choice for small bedrooms, we will assist you in selecting the perfect custom storage solution that caters to your aesthetic, functionality, and storage needs.
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2. Increased storage and organisation: how a custom-made wardrobe can maximise space
Luxury custom-made wardrobes are a forever buy, which will keep “giving” in a way that freestanding alternatives cannot. They create efficiencies and ensure spaces feel stylish and tidy.
Fitted furniture works with the architecture of your property to create seamless designs giving a feeling of a built-in fixture that belongs in the room rather than something that has been added.
The organisation and efficiency offered by custom wardrobes help to alleviate chaos and clutter in the bedroom. Personalised designs create a specific place for everything, not just for clothing and shoes, but also for accessories such as jewellery, which can be kept safe and untangled in a velvet-lined drawer.
Luxury fitted closets are also great time savers. With everything in its place, getting ready in the morning becomes a snap. You will never be late for work again searching for a specific item of clothing. Your clothes can be organised by work and casual wear or by season and colour, ensuring that every item is easily accessible.
Finally, designer wardrobes can also be designed to include unique features, such as a dedicated beauty bay for hair styling tools and other beauty products. Glass-fronted drawers and a mirror make it easy to find everything you need to get ready and keep everything discreetly hidden behind closed doors.
3. High-quality materials and craftsmanship: the benefits of investing in luxury materials and craftsmanship
A luxury custom-made wardrobe is the epitome of style and functionality. One of the primary benefits of investing in a custom-made wardrobe is the use of high-quality materials and expert craftsmanship. These wardrobes are constructed with only the finest materials such as high-grade woods, metals, and fabrics, ensuring the longevity and durability of the finished product.
A visit to our London showroom, the largest of its kind in the city, will reveal over 200 finishes and unlimited interior and exterior detailing options to customise your bespoke wardrobe.
In addition to the wide selection of materials and finishes, we also consider the installation of our products and offer our premium clients additional upgrades that include:
- Vertical Filler Panels - close the gaps between walls and your new wardrobe to give a built-in, seamless finish.
- Horizontal Filler Panels - close the gaps between the ceiling and the top of your wardrobe (on sliding systems these need to be slightly recessed to clear the sliding track mechanism above).
- Mirror End Panels - swap your end panels with a full-height mirror. This creates an illusion of space and ensures you don’t see a block when you walk into the room.
At FCI, we understand that expert craftsmanship is a crucial element of high-end products, as such we have invested in and rely on cutting-edge technology to consistently deliver products of the highest quality. Every detail, including the design, construction, and finishing, is handled meticulously, ensuring a perfect final result.
As a leading provider of custom-made wardrobes, we take pride in creating beautiful storage solutions that exceed our customers' expectations, further cementing our reputation as the UK's premium wardrobe specialists.
4. Personalised design: the benefits of creating a unique look for your wardrobe
A bespoke wardrobe provides a unique opportunity to create a wardrobe that perfectly reflects your style and requirements. Our designs can be tailor-made to ensure that you get all the bells and whistles you need. From cool accessory drawers and racks to internal lighting and a wonderful range of colours and finishes, the result is guaranteed to be everything you dreamt of.
Here are some ideas for ways to personalise your design:
- Consider a centre island - A centre island in a luxury walk-in wardrobe provides more than just functionality. It is a perfect solution for storing your accessories, such as cufflinks, jewellery, belts, and other items. Incorporating glass into the design of the island allows you to showcase your accessories and special elements, making them visually appealing and easy to access at all times.
- Love the sparkle of glass? - Oftentimes, for luxury residential projects, our clients want an open wardrobe which allows them to appreciate their impressive fashion collection. A well-designed wardrobe should convey intimacy and sophistication, which can be achieved by using a glass wardrobe.
- Pair different textures - As one of our luxury designs illustrates, combining various textures and finishes in luxury wardrobes can enhance the overall look and feel of your intimate space. A successful pairing of different materials and finishes, such as timber or metal and translucent or bronzed glass, can create a sophisticated wardrobe that achieves the perfect balance.
- Personalised internals - In contemporary design, all premium and high-grade joinery can be tailored to meet specific requirements. The interior drawer organisers of a wardrobe can be customised to suit your individual needs by experimenting with various sizes, levels, finishes, and volumes.
- Lighting - Lighting is a crucial component of luxury wardrobes as the density of clothing items can absorb the natural light that enters the area. Therefore, incorporating intelligent lighting solutions is essential in their design. Consider adding a centre chandelier, task lighting, recessed lighting, and mirror lighting, among others.
5. Increased property value: how a custom-made luxury wardrobe can add value to your home
Investing in a custom-made luxury wardrobe can not only enhance the look and feel of your home but also add value to your property. Potential homebuyers are always on the lookout for features that set a property apart and make it stand out from others on the market, and a luxurious wardrobe can be a desirable and impressive selling point.
A well-designed wardrobe can provide efficient organisation, helping to reduce clutter and create a more streamlined living space. This added functionality and storage will tick the right boxes for
buyers in the market for a new property.
Furthermore, premium wardrobes are often crafted from high-quality materials and feature expert craftsmanship, which can add an air of sophistication and luxury to a home. These features tend to leave a lasting impression, potentially increasing the perceived value of the property in the eyes of potential buyers.
6. Better functionality and durability: the benefits of a custom-made wardrobe that is built to last
A bespoke wardrobe is undoubtedly a long-lasting and durable solution to your storage requirements. You won't have to worry about the shelves being able to withstand the weight of your elegant dresses or the drawers getting stuck over time, as only the highest quality materials are used in the manufacturing process to ensure longevity.
Our team of wardrobe specialists at FCI are dedicated to delivering excellent value and attention to detail, ensuring that your wardrobe is of the utmost quality and will last for many years to come.
The most important part of building a luxury custom-built wardrobe that is both functional and durable is choosing the right materials. Here are some of the most durable materials that can be used to construct a high-quality wardrobe:
- Hardwoods, such as oak, mahogany, and maple, are classic and durable materials for custom-built wardrobes. They are strong, resistant to wear and tear, and can withstand a lot of weight.
- Metal is another durable material that can be used to construct the structure of a custom-built wardrobe. It is strong, sturdy, and can handle a lot of weight.
- Quality fabrics, such as wool or silk, can be used to line drawers and shelves to protect clothing from damage.
- Glass is a great material to use for doors or drawers as it is strong, scratch-resistant, and easy to clean.
7. Smart technology integration: the benefits of incorporating smart features into your custom-made wardrobe
While smart home technology is typically associated with various sophisticated devices, it has also made its way into luxury wardrobes.
Luxury wardrobes are now being designed with smart technology features that make storage and organisation easier and more efficient. The childhood imagination of instantly having our clothes organised or removed from the wardrobe by just snapping our fingers is now closer to becoming a reality.
Sophisticated retrieval systems offer flexibility and speed up the process of finding shoes and belts, as well as reaching items that are placed high or at the back of the cabinets. The use of carousels and fan mechanisms, which allow clothing to move from the hidden parts of the wardrobe to the accessible areas at different angles, and modular storage are all features that simplify daily use and optimise the utilisation of the storage area available.
In addition, there are also smart lighting solutions that are designed to turn on automatically when the wardrobe doors are opened, making it easy to see and find what you need.
Another great innovative solution is to either have a screen added to your wardrobe doors as seen in our design, or integration of a flat TV screen on the front of the wardrobe, saving space while providing a smart, modern look.
There are also prototypes of wardrobes that enable dry cleaning and ironing garments through the emission of perfumed steam into the internal space, which can be controlled from a smartphone. Some companies are working on developing an application that allows users to share outfit ideas with friends on social media. After all, who wouldn’t want immediate advice on such a challenging question as: What should I wear today?
With technological advancements, the possibilities for smart wardrobes are endless, and it is exciting to think about what the future may hold. While some of these innovations are still in development and not yet affordable for the average consumer, it is clear that luxury custom-built wardrobes are becoming more functional, efficient, and sophisticated with the integration of smart technology features.
8. Sustainable options: the benefits of using eco-friendly materials and practices in your custom-made wardrobe
Sustainable options are becoming increasingly popular and for good reason. By opting for eco-friendly materials and practices in your custom-made wardrobe, you not only make a positive impact on the environment but also reap many benefits.
Eco-friendly materials like bamboo, recycled wood, and low-VOC finishes are great choices for custom-made wardrobes. These materials are sustainable, renewable, and have a reduced environmental impact when compared to traditional materials. Additionally, they can also improve indoor air quality by minimising the presence of harmful toxins.
Eco-friendly practices such as energy-efficient lighting and the use of renewable energy systems to power up your wardrobe electrical components help to reduce resource consumption. These systems can be incorporated into your custom-made wardrobe to make it more sustainable.
9. Space-saving solutions: the benefits of a custom-made wardrobe that is designed to fit your specific space
When it comes to creating a luxury custom-made wardrobe, it's important to not only focus on the aesthetic design but also consider space-saving solutions that can maximise the functionality of the space. Here are some ideas:
- Multi-functional storage units: Use shelves, drawers, and cubbies that can serve multiple purposes. For example, a pull-out shelf could be used as a work surface, while a set of drawers could be used to store clothes and accessories.
- Hanging storage: Install multiple rods at varying heights to maximise vertical space. Consider using slimline hangers to save even more space.
- Adjustable shelving: Incorporate adjustable shelving that can be moved up or down to accommodate different items. This allows for customization of the wardrobe and prevents wasting space.
- Sliding doors: If space is a concern, sliding doors can save a lot of space compared to traditional doors that swing open. They also add a modern and sleek look to the wardrobe.
- Pull-out accessories: Use pull-out accessories such as belt racks, tie racks, and valet rods to keep accessories organised and within reach.
- Corner units: Corner units are an excellent way to make the most of the available space in a wardrobe, as they can take advantage of an otherwise unused corner.
10. Professional installation and maintenance: the benefits of working with a professional to install and maintain your custom-made wardrobe.
Choosing a reputable company that employs expert designers and consultants will make all the difference in the planning and purchasing process. At FCI, we take pride in saying that our design team is fanatical about luxury fitted wardrobe design. The experience we’ve gained over three decades of working in all styles of UK’s elite houses helps us to arrive at a design which meets our clients’ preferences.
Additionally, working with a professional to install and maintain your custom-made wardrobe offers a range of benefits, including:
- Expertise and experience: A professional designer will provide guidance and advice on the best layout, materials, and finishes to meet your specific needs and preferences.
- Customization: Reputable installers help you choose the right components, layout, and finishes to create a functional and stylish storage solution that meets your unique needs.
- Quality and durability: Professional companies have access to the best materials and hardware, and they have the skills and equipment to ensure that your wardrobe is constructed to the highest standards.
- Time-saving: By working with a professional, you can save time and ensure that your wardrobe is installed quickly and efficiently.
- Warranty and maintenance: A professional installer will offer a warranty on their work, giving you peace of mind and protection against any defects or problems that may arise. They can also provide ongoing maintenance and support to ensure that your wardrobe stays in excellent condition and continues to meet your needs.
To conclude, investing in a custom-made luxury wardrobe offers numerous benefits that are well worth the cost.
By opting for a custom closet, you are ensuring that your storage space is tailored to your unique needs, preferences, and style. This means that you can enjoy a more organised and efficient living space, where everything has its place, and you can find what you need quickly and easily.
FCI offers an impressive line of luxury custom-made wardrobes, with over 200 style options, we’ve got something for every look.
Need more inspiration and guidance before getting started? Book a consultation either virtually or in person, and an experienced design specialist will work with you on reimagining your space from top to bottom, down to the last detail.