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Things to Keep in Mind While Buying a Wardrobe
Choosing the right wardrobe for your bedroom is essential. But before you start looking at new wardrobes, take a look at your old wardrobe. Why buy a new wardrobe if it isn’t an upgrade from the old one?
- Measure the space where you would want the wardrobe to be placed.
- Make a note of the ideal minimum and maximum width, depth and height.
- Make sure that there’s enough space to comfortably stand in front of the wardrobe and to open the doors and drawers.
- If you have a smaller bedroom, sliding doors are ideal as they don’t swing outward.
Here are some key points to consider before making your decision:
Types of WardrobesTwo-door Wardrobes
- Wider than single-door wardrobes.
- Most popular size among wardrobes as they fit in small/average bedrooms.
- They come with drawers, shelves and hanging spaces, in various combinations, to suit your needs.
- Great option for a shared storage space between two adults.
- Can be comfortably shared by two adults or an adult and a child.
- Can be a bit of a squeeze for smaller bedrooms.
- They often suit average/large-sized bedrooms.
- A great choice for those with lots of clothes as they have many storage combinations.
Wardrobes with Four or More Doors
- Can be shared easily by a family of three or four people as they are quite large.
- 4-door wardrobes are perfect for large bedrooms.
- 5-door wardrobes are the perfect space-saving solution for couples who want to divide the wardrobe into their own personal sections.
- The middle unit of 5-door wardrobes can act as a shared storage space by couples for towels and linen.
- Replacing separate bedroom storage units with a single, large wardrobe can free up more space.
- Popular due to their compactness.
- Ideal for small rooms as you ideally won’t find it difficult to open the wardrobe’s doors.
- Usually box-shaped for smooth operation of the sliding mechanism.
- Available in a wide range of lengths and sizes.
- Ideal for a small bedroom as you won’t have to leave space for the hinged doors to swing open.
- They are metal-framed fabric wardrobes that feature changeable shelves and storage configurations.
- Customizable for easy storage solutions.
- Easy to assemble.
- DIY (Do It Yourself) assembly.
- Modern look.
- Feature zipped hanging-compartments, drawers and side pockets for shoes or accessories.
- Ideal for saving space and a quick solution for the storage of clothing, toys, etc.
StyleContemporary & Modern
- Modern styles with light-coloured, high-gloss finishes can enhance your room’s look.
- They add a trendy feel to your space.
- When they feature a black- or dark-coloured finish, these styles can look quite bold.
- They come in a variety of colours.
- Add a feel of quality and natural warmth to rooms.
- A great choice for a traditional-looking interior.
- They can feature rich tones, antique styles, waxed pine or painted pine too.
- Light oak can create a fresh and spacious look.
- Dark, sumptuous oak can create a more elegant ambience.
Wardrobes by MaterialParticle Board:
- Comprises wood chips glued together and pressed to form sheets.
- Low density and weight make it bendable.
- Ideal for making long panels for wardrobe doors that span nine-feet.
- Cheaper in price when compared to MDF and plywood.
- If you use it correctly, the overall furnishing cost can be greatly reduced.
- A good, low-cost option for wardrobes that are not exposed to much moisture.
Medium-density Fibreboard (MDF):
- MDF is an engineered wood pulp, made by breaking down real wood remnants into wood fibres.
- Cheaper than plywood.
- More durable than particle board.
- Ideal for wardrobe shutters.
- Its edges remain smooth, without any splinters or voids.
- Most expensive of all the earlier-mentioned materials.
- Has the highest resistance to water exposure, even higher than solid wood.
- Highly durable and can withstand harsh temperatures.
- Borer and termite resistant.
- If your wardrobes are used in a rough fashion and exposed to moisture often, plywood is the best option.
- As wardrobes are not normally exposed to moisture or water, MDF would be a good choice for a wardrobe shutter, while the body can be made of plywood or particle board.
- Extremely reliable, sturdy and highly resistant to temperature fluctuations.
- Doesn’t swell and can easily withstand rearrangement and disassembly.
- Compared to forms of wood, it is quite environment-friendly as it does not emit phenol, which is harmful to health.
- Fireproof and has no harmful resin or glues.
- Compared to wood, metal is easier to clean.
Parts of a Wardrobe
Getting a wardrobe that has a lot of functional features is not only convenient but smart as well. You may consider the following features while buying a wardrobe:
Drawers help to keep things like lingerie, jewellery, and accessories organised. Wardrobes may have drawers inside as well as on the outside, depending on the design you choose. These also enhance the look of wardrobes.
Hanging rods are necessary to keep clothing like jackets and sarees on hangers.
Shelves are an integral part of wardrobes. A higher number of shelves ensures more storage space. You must pay attention to the spacing between two shelves vertically in order to store things in an organized way.
Mirrors are fitted on the outside or inside of doors in many wardrobes. It is a good idea to get a wardrobe with a mirror if you don’t have a dresser in your room.
This is not a necessity, but you may want to get a wardrobe with a locker to keep valuables like cash and jewellery safe.
Many wardrobes come with hooks on the doors or the rear side so you can hang clothing and other items like umbrellas and keys.
Lights are necessary if you have a mirror on your wardrobe. You can also get a wardrobe with lights to look for things in your wardrobe with ease.
Lofts are found in closets and are used to store things that you don’t use very often.Size & Depth
Size and cost of the wardrobe are correlated to each other. As the size increases, the price of the wardrobe also increases. Wardrobe price-variations also depend on the depth of the wardrobe. Most manufactures make wardrobes that are 40.64-cm (16) deep, which should ideally be sufficient for your storage needs. But it is advisable to have a wardrobe that has a depth of 60.96 cm (24), as you get more space for your things.Door Types