Many individuals dream of building their ideal fitted bedroom, a functional and pleasant space that is tailored to their own needs and goals.
Ample storage space is an important component of that notion, and you may be debating whether it’s better to purchase fitted wardrobes or freestanding ones.
Each option has advantages and disadvantages. Let’s look at if buying fitted wardrobes is the best option for you.
So, are fitted wardrobes a good investment?
Let’s have a look at the advantages.
Incorporate a personal touch into the décor of your bedroom.
Bespoke fitted wardrobes may be simply customised to meet your specific demands. Internal storage solutions may be tailored to your lifestyle and wardrobe requirements because they are completely unique to you. If you have a lot of long dresses, for example, you may use hanging rails with a long drop to store and even exhibit them without damaging them or causing the fabric to bunch up at the bottom.
This may be more adaptable than freestanding wardrobes, where “you get what you’re given” is usually the case.
Many clients choose couple’s wardrobes, which contain one portion for one spouse and the other section for the other, providing for storage options.
Designs that are pleasant to the eye
Because fitted wardrobes are made to meet the exact shape and style of the available space within a room, they are perhaps more visually appealing than freestanding wardrobes. Because they appear as if they have always been a part of the area, they are sometimes referred to as “built-in wardrobes.” This creates a more comfortable atmosphere because they may complement the décor, colour, and style of any room.
Increasing your home’s worth
According to research, installing fitted closets in your house might significantly boost its worth. Fitted wardrobes are more likely to attract potential buyers because they are perceived as a luxury feature, which can help you decide if they are worth it.
It will also save potential property purchasers money by eliminating the need to purchase more furnishings, making the house move-in ready, and differentiating it from others by giving it a particular and unique atmosphere.
high-quality and long-lasting
If you install fitted wardrobes, the quality of the furniture will be far superior to that of most cheaper freestanding wardrobes, particularly those from “big box” flat-pack retailers.
As a result, it may be a great investment because your wardrobes will last a lifetime and you will not need to replace them, saving you money in the long term. We know we’re biassed, but we’re able to offer an industry-leading 15-year guarantee on all of our furniture because our cabinetry is 18mm MFC with solid backs and sides.
Making greater use of the space provided
If you’re short on space, fitted wardrobes with sliding doors can be useful. A made-to-measure wardrobe will fit your space perfectly, allowing you to maximise every single millimetre of usable storage space, whereas a freestanding wardrobe will have free air around it that you cannot use.
Some of the larger, full-service fitted wardrobe companies only sell their wardrobes as a frame, leaving the sides and back walls exposed. Many people are unaware of this and end up paying a small fortune for what is essentially a half-wardrobe.
Although they claim that this gives you more storage space, it’s only a few millimetres on each side. A disadvantage is damp: if your wardrobe is against an external wall, the closed-off nature of the wardrobe prevents airflow, so any damp will transfer to your clothes, causing mould and bacteria. Yuck.
Any oddly shaped or sized spaces where freestanding wardrobes will not fit can be transformed into a bespoke storage space to suit your needs. If you choose a sliding door wardrobe, mirrored doors will save you space by eliminating the need for a freestanding mirror.
You will increase the amount of natural light in the room.
Because free-standing wardrobes are not designed to fit individual spaces, they frequently block the path of natural light into a room. If you want to relax, a lack of natural light in a room can affect the general ambience, but it can also affect the practicality of a bedroom. For instance, if you want to use the space to get ready and put on makeup before going out, or simply find your belongings in a well-lit environment.
Not only will fitted wardrobes allow more natural light into your room, but mirrored doors will reflect light, making your room appear brighter and larger.
Now for the drawbacks.
How much do fitted wardrobes cost?
Fitted wardrobes can be more expensive than freestanding wardrobes, but this will vary depending on the design and size you select. One way to cut costs is to install the wardrobes yourself rather than hiring a supply-only fitted wardrobe company like Delta Joinery.
In fact, our average customer spends around €1800, including VAT and free shipping, whereas some competitors require a MINIMUM spend of €2000 just to get started!
This is a long-term investment because it will increase the value of your home if you ever decide to sell it.
I’m awaiting a fitting.
Another disadvantage of buying a fitted wardrobe is the time it takes to create and install it, whereas a freestanding wardrobe may be taken home immediately. On average, it takes 2–3 months for most businesses to develop and install, with others requiring considerably longer. Other firms have billed them 14–16 weeks, according to some consumers!
However, at Delta Joinery, we can often deliver your wardrobe in 3–4 weeks, which is far faster than nearly every other built-in wardrobe maker in Ireland and ensures that you don’t have to wait too long for your ideal storage solution.
The little wait will be well worth it once you have enough storage capacity to suit all of your requirements.
Inability to move
If you decide to relocate, you won’t be able to transport your fitted wardrobes. They also cannot be brought with you if you decide to relocate; nevertheless, most individuals leave or sell their furniture when they relocate since their new house may be of a different size or design, and they prefer new furniture.
Creating the home of your dreams
Hopefully, you now have a better grasp of the numerous advantages and disadvantages of installing fitted wardrobes, allowing you to make the best decision for you.
Fitted wardrobes will get you that much closer to building the unique house of your dreams, depending on your particular tastes, the size and form of your space, and your individual demands.