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A lifesaver for those of us that don’t have acres of space in a walk-in closet, the trusty wardrobe is a household furniture staple and one of the hardest working pieces in your home. Habitat’s range of wardrobes cover an array of shapes and sizes and fixtures and fittings depending on which one strikes your fancy, so read our wardrobes buying guide to find the perfect wardrobe for your space.Different typesChoosing a wardrobeHow to measureDifferent materialsThings to think aboutBedroom furniture

What are the different types of wardrobes?

1 DoorPerfect for smaller spaces, our 1 door wardrobes take up less floor space with their tall and narrow silhouette. But don’t worry, they still provide valuable hanging space inside.SHOP 1 DOOR WARDROBES2 DoorDouble door wardrobes will fit into both smaller and larger spaces without overpowering a room. Different interior styles allow for hanging space in various combinations to suit your needs.SHOP 2 DOOR WARDROBES3 DoorWith a larger footprint, triple door wardrobes are better suited to larger rooms. With lots of storage combinations, 3-door wardrobes are perfect for those with lots of clothes.SHOP 3 DOOR WARDROBESSliding WardrobesOur range of Kripton sliding wardrobes have a choice of chests, hanging rails and open shelving units so that you can tailor your storage to your exact requirements and are available in all lengths and sizes.All our Kripton sliding wardrobes are made to order, delivered and fully assembled into your home by our third-party supplier.SHOP SLIDING WARDROBESMirrored WardrobesMirrored wardrobes are a great storage solution to give your bedroom an instant dressing-room feel. Available in a variety of colours and styles, there’s plenty of choice with our mirrored wardrobes and they’ll instantly open up your space.

How to choose a wardrobe

When choosing the right wardrobe, it’s important to think about how it will fit in style wise with the rest of the room, and of course, whether it will fit.

It’s useful to know how many people will be using the wardrobe, and what each individual needs. Once you’ve decided on a wardrobe that suits your space, it’s important to co-ordinate it with other bedroom furniture. A lot of our wardrobe ranges have matching side tables, beds and chest of drawers to make up your room.

How to measure a wardrobe

A wardrobe can be as big as you need it to be, but it’s important to measure your space before purchasing. Make a note of the width, height and depth of both your space and wardrobe and check it’s compatible with your room.

Our website is a great source of information for the dimensions of every wardrobe we offer and sell. So be sure to check the ‘Details and Dimensions’ section on any wardrobe you like.

All of our wardrobes come flat packed, so access into your home through doors and awkward corners shouldn’t be an issue, unless you have tight spiral staircases etc.

Clearance

It’s important to measure the space around your wardrobe. You want to be able to comfortably stand in front of the wardrobe and be able to open the doors and draws with ease. If you have a smaller bedroom, this is where sliding wardrobes work perfectly as they don’t open outwards.

When measuring your space, leave the following clearance: 1cm of width clearance and 4cm of ceiling clearance.

Dimensions

Be sure to note down the height of the wardrobe, the internal depth and the external depth, and then measure your space when you get home. Remember that the internal measurements will indicate how much storage space you actually have, so be sure that these meet your requirements.

If you’re ordering a sliding wardrobe, check out our sliding wardrobes buying guide for more detailing information.

Material

When choosing the right wardrobe, it’s important to think about how it will fit in style wise with the rest of the room, and of course, whether it will fit.

It’s useful to know how many people will be using the wardrobe, and what each individual needs. Once you’ve decided on a wardrobe that suits your space, it’s important to co-ordinate it with other bedroom furniture. A lot of our wardrobe ranges have matching side tables, beds and chest of drawers to make up your room.

Budget

When choosing the right wardrobe, it’s important to think about how it will fit in style wise with the rest of the room, and of course, whether it will fit.

Extra things to think about

Before you start looking for your new wardrobe, take a look at your old one and ask yourself a few questions as to why you’ve decided to buy a new one:

  • How much space do I need for my clothes?
  • Do I want hinged or sliding doors?
  • Would I prefer a modern or classic look?
  • Think about your collection of clothes – do you need more space for hangers? Or more space for folded clothes?

Aftercare

Wood finishes can be wiped with a slightly damp cloth and dried thoroughly, while mirrors and white glass should be cleaned with a cool damp cloth. It’s best not to use glass cleaner or furniture polish – they’re too harsh and can cause damage to the wardrobe’s finish.

For specific cleaning instructions, please refer to individual product pages.

Bedroom Furniture

Bedside tables & drawersA matching bedside table or chest of drawers is a great option for adding extra storage into your room. Not only will they help to pull your room together in a cohesive way, they’re also useful perches for a statement lamp or your bedside reading collection.SHOP NOWDressing tablesNow you’ve chosen where to store your clothes, don’t forget to consider where you’ll pull your look together and store other bits and bobs we can’t live without.SHOP NOWBedsAfter all that storage planning, you’ll need a nap. We have a whole range of beds (often with under bed storage if you need more storage). Start here, with Habitat’s bedroom buying guide.VIEW BUYING GUIDE

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