Custom Made Versus DIY Fitted Wardrobes

Custom made and fitted wardrobes have a number of advantages such as style and a professional look which is second to none. There is an abundance of choice when going for professionally fitted wardrobes, from wood to numerous accessories which can be added to provide even more space and style. You can even choose a wood which will complement your existing bedroom furniture.

There are many different features to choose from when purchasing custom made wardrobes, which can make storing your items even easier. A lot of professional wardrobe companies offer sliding compartments which means it is so much easier for you to reach items which would normally be lost at the back of your wardrobe. There can be multiple hanging spaces for you to divide clothes up, for example into work clothes and ‘going out’ clothes. Drawers with clear fronts allow you to see what’s inside without having to open each drawer.

There are also disadvantages to having a custom made wardrobe and the most obvious one is the price. Getting a wardrobe made to your exact requirements can be quite expensive. The more features you want, the higher the price is going to be. You will be paying for the expertise and advice you will be getting as well as the fitting of your wardrobe. It is best to have a budget ready before visiting a specialised company for designing your wardrobe and to stick to this or before you know it, you could be looking at a huge bill for your dream design.

DIY fitted wardrobes on the other hand can be relatively inexpensive but require a bit more hard work on your own end. They are available in some hardware shops and in a few readymade choices of wood. You can choose the size you want depending on the amount of space you have available. There is usually a choice of the more popular woods such as oak, beech or white wood. Some shops offer sliding mirrored doors also which can be a slightly more expensive option but is great for rooms where the choice of wood available will simply not match your existing d├ęcor.

The downside of DIY versions of these fitted wardrobes is that they require some DIY knowledge otherwise fitting could be disastrous. You are also limited by the choices available and they only come in more standard sizes so for anyone with a larger than normal space, you may have to go for the more expensive custom made wardrobes.

Both professionally designed wardrobes and those which are bought ready made from the shop, can provide you with a perfect space for storing your clothes and other items but it is up to you how much you can afford to get the style of your dreams.