When it comes to choosing the right wardrobe for your bedroom, there are various options to consider. One of the main decisions you’ll need to make is whether to go for fitted wardrobes vs freestanding wardrobes. Both have their own pros and cons, so in this blog, we’ll explore the differences between the two and help you decide which one is best for you.
Fitted wardrobes are wardrobes that are built into the space of your bedroom. They are custom-made to fit the exact measurements of your room, so they can be designed to fit into any space, no matter how small or awkwardly shaped. And if you don’t want to fill the whole space wall-to-wall, you can opt to have an end panel on one or both sides.
Fitted wardrobes are great for people who want a more streamlined and cohesive look in their bedroom. They can be designed to match the style and decor of your room, and they don’t take up any extra floor space. This can make your room look and feel larger.
Fitted wardrobes for small bedrooms
Fitted wardrobes for small bedrooms are an excellent solution for homeowners who are looking to make the most of their limited space. These wardrobes are bespoke-made to slot seamlessly into the available space in your bedroom.
Many fitted wardrobe manufacturers don’t make full use of the area that’s available to them. They use a standard size wardrobe and place infills either side, to fill in the area. This results in wasted space. At Design Haus Bedrooms, we fill the area entirely, so that you can get more interior space for your belongings. Find out more about how our bespoke fitted wardrobes can help you make the most of your bedroom.
Fitted wardrobes for sloping ceilings
Fitted wardrobes for sloping ceilings can be a great way to make good use of the space in a room with angled walls. These types of wardrobes are custom-built to fit the unique shape of the room, and can provide a great deal of storage space while also looking sleek and modern.
One of the main advantages of fitted wardrobes for sloping ceilings is that they can be designed to fit the exact shape of the room, making the most of every inch of space available. This is particularly useful in small or oddly-shaped rooms, where a traditional free standing wardrobe can take up too much floor space.
Fitted wardrobes for sloping ceilings can also be designed to be very versatile. They can include a variety of different storage options, such as hanging rails, shelves, and drawers so that you can easily store a wide variety of items.
As rooms with sloping ceilings are often situated in the loft area, storage space is important. Without loft space, you will likely need somewhere to store large items such as suitcases. At Design Haus Bedrooms, we are often presented with this challenge, which is why we build space at the back of your fitted wardrobe for your suitcases. By bringing the internal shelving area forward, we can allow a large amount of storage space behind.
Fitted sliding wardrobes
Fitted sliding wardrobes can be bespoke-made to fit any space. They are made to measure and can include a wide range of options for interior storage. And with a smooth, effortless slide system, you don’t need to worry about door jams or snagged clothes ever again.
Corner fitted wardrobes
Corner fitted wardrobes are a great space saver. They can be cleverly designed to make the most of the corner space in your bedroom, whilst catering to your storage needs. Whether you need more hanging room or shelving, a corner storage solution can meet your storage needs.
Moving your fitted wardrobe
If you would like the ability to move your fitted wardrobe to another house in the future, then this can be done if your designer reduces the height of the doors so that they will fit the majority of houses and shows you how the use of end panels can replace walls at the side of the system.
At Design Haus Bedrooms, we cater for all your needs. So, if you let us know that you’d like to relocate your fitted wardrobe to a new home in the future, then your designer will build it into the plans. We will design the wardrobe so that it will fit in the ceiling height of the majority of homes and as long as you have the available width to install it into your new home, we will ensure a future move is possible. Then when you come to move it, get in touch with us and we’ll help you plan the move and save you having to replace the full wardrobe system.
The benefits of fitted wardrobes vs freestanding
- Bespoke-made: Fitted wardrobes are tailor-made to fit into a specific space in your bedroom. This means that they can be customised to your exact needs and preferences and can be designed to fit around any awkward angles or spaces in your room. At Design Haus Bedrooms, we can design hinged wardrobe doors up to 2.7m tall – you’ll find it hard to find anyone else who can do that!
- Maximised storage space: Because they are built from wall to wall, fitted wardrobes can be made to any size and can include a wide range of different storage options, such as shelves, drawers, and hanging rails. This means that you can make the most of the space you have available and keep your bedroom clutter-free. Our wardrobe interiors can be built to grow with you and adjust to your lifestyle. For example, your child’s wardrobe might start off with more shelving to hold toys, then as they get older, you find yourself needing more hanging space. No need to get a new wardrobe! The interior can be designed to be adjusted to suit you.
- Durability: The best fitted wardrobes are made from high-quality materials and are built to last, so you can be sure that they will stand the test of time. They are also very easy to keep clean, as they do not have any gaps or crevices where dust can accumulate.
- Aesthetics: Fitted wardrobes are designed to blend seamlessly with the existing decor and can be customised to match the colour and style of your bedroom, making them a great option for those who value aesthetics.
Free Standing Wardrobe
A free standing wardrobe is designed to be self-supporting and not fitted into a wall space.
Freestanding wardrobes come in a variety of styles, materials, and sizes but they are not designed to fully fit your space, they will fit into your space but will not fill ALL your space. Standard free standing wardrobes come in a variety of widths and they will always leave a gap between the top of the wardrobe and the ceiling. But at Design Haus Bedrooms, we can design free standing wardrobes that are made to measure, leaving the minimum amount of wasted space.
Free standing wardrobes with sliding doors
Free standing wardrobes with sliding doors are a popular choice for bedrooms. These wardrobes feature sliding doors that glide smoothly along a track, allowing easy access to the contents inside. They can be customised to fit a variety of bedroom styles and sizes.
The sliding doors can be mirrored or finished with one of hundreds of other finishes to suit your room. Additionally, free standing sliding door wardrobes can be fitted with various organisational features such as shelves, drawers, and hanging rods to maximise storage and organisation.
With that said, freestanding sliding wardrobes are limited, as they are set sizes and they’re not well-anchored. At Design Haus Bedrooms, we can design sturdy bespoke systems that can be moved in the future, should you need it.
Benefits of a free standing wardrobe
Free standing wardrobes, or free standing sliding door wardrobes offer a variety of benefits for any bedroom, including:
- Ample storage space: A free standing wardrobe can provide a significant amount of storage space for clothes, shoes, and other personal items, keeping them organised and out of sight.
- Flexible design: Because the wardrobe is free standing, it does not need to be attached to a wall, which allows for more flexibility in room design and placement. So if you’re planning to move house in the short term, then a free standing wardrobe might be the option for you.
So, which wardrobe should I choose?
Both fitted wardrobes and free standing wardrobes have their own unique advantages. Fitted wardrobes provide a seamless look and maximise space with customisable features, while a free standing wardrobe gives you the flexibility to re-locate it but compromises on the amount of storage.
Ultimately, the decision between fitted wardrobes vs free standing wardrobes comes down to personal preferences and the specific needs of your bedroom. Careful consideration of factors such as budget, room size, and storage requirements will help you make the best decision for your home.
It is also advisable to consult professionals to help you make the best decision for your space. If you need advice about which type of wardrobe is right for you, contact us today.