Wardrobes are important. Without them, our clothes would likely be lying on the floor or some other part of the house, making it impossible to find anything to wear. Thankfully most of us make good use of the appropriate furniture, providing a suitable resting place for the things we own.

If you’re struggling with your own tidiness or want to graduate from a freestanding wardrobe to a fitted one, keep reading. Here we’ll teach you how to go about finding the right wardrobe for your needs.

How Much Space Do You Need?

The process begins with figuring out exactly how much space you need to store every item of clothing you have. We suggest that you compile a list of all of the clothes you own as well as any other items you would wish to store in your wardrobe.

If you have an existing wardrobe, does it currently provide adequate storage space? If so, great. Note down its size as this will be a great starting point for sizing up your new one. If your new wardrobe needs to be much bigger, make use of that list you compiled to help you get an idea of just how much more space you need.

Measure Your Bedroom

The next step is to ascertain just have much floor space you have available to locate your new wardrobe. Fitted wardrobes work best when they are placed into an alcove. If there is nowhere suitable in your bedroom, a flat run of wall will do.

Reach for your tape measure and find out what the maximum overall footprint of your new wardrobe could be.

Decide on Your Chosen Type

Here you need to decide on the type and style of your wardrobe. Options include;

  • Two door wardrobes which are the most common type. The internal layout is usually fairly standardised but will provide the opportunity to both hang up clothes and fold them for placement onto shelves and into drawers.

  • Sliding doors are the second most common type. Usually much more versatile, this is the type of fitted wardrobe you want if it’s going to act as statement piece for its intended location.

You will also need to decide on the materials you would prefer your wardrobe to be constructed out of. Timber is the most common as it can be supplied in a number of different colours and grain patterns so you’ll be able to find something perfect for any environment.

The Budget

Once you’ve decided on what you want, we would suggest visiting some furniture showrooms. Suppliers of fitted furniture will be able to work with your requirements as well as your available budget to produce something you’ll love. Harval fitted furniture in Leeds can cater to all those in the local area but there are several suppliers across the country, no matter where you live. Your chosen supplier will of course be able to provide a delivery and installation service.

Buying bespoke furniture is the only way to make sure you end up with exactly what you want so we would always recommend this process over buying off the shelf items.