We’ve collected 9 of the most asked questions about wardrobes and given some very straightforward answers. We’re always happy to give advice on wardrobes and show you what options are available.
1) What should I have in my wardrobe?
That’s of course up to you. People have different preferences about what is hung up and what is folded. Sometimes questions arise about whether non-clothes items should be in your wardrobe such as watches or wallets. This is becoming easier to answer with modern wardrobe accessories that add a lot of practicality. A drawer or slide out tray for personal accessories is entirely possible, especially when the wardrobe has been made to fit the customer’s requirements.
2) Is my wardrobe too big?
Your wardrobe is more than just a storage place. Its purpose goes beyond being somewhere to just put things as it also serves to improve the room aesthetically. If you open your wardrobe and there’s a lot of space not being used, then it may seem to you that the wardrobe is too big. But, would the room look better if you somehow made it smaller? If you need the space for something else, and you can afford to have a smaller wardrobe, then as long as it still looks good, maybe your current wardrobe is too big.
3) Why is my wardrobe wobbly?
No design should allow the wardrobe to be intentionally wobbly. If it does, then either the wardrobe is poorly designed or there’s an issue in the construction. Sometimes the environment around the wardrobe can change structurally and this can affect the wardrobe but this is a less likely cause. A wobbly wardrobe can be dangerous as there’s a chance it could collapse or pieces could fall off that present obvious dangers to both adults and small children.
4) How do I clear my wardrobe?
People, tastes and fashions are all changing constantly so it’s important to keep on top of the contents of your wardrobe to ensure you’re not holding onto anything that you’re not going to wear again. With the exception of special clothes such as evening dresses or tuxedos, it’s worth applying the 90-day rule. If you haven’t worn it for 90 days and don’t plan to wear it in the next 90 days, it shouldn’t be kept. Of course, you’ll need to adjust this for seasonal trends but it’s a good way to rationalise what you have in a wardrobe.
5) How do I put together a minimalist wardrobe?
Minimalism relies on the principle of only keeping what is necessary. That doesn’t mean you have to throw away the bulk of your clothes to achieve a minimalist effect but rather find a way to store things in such a way that it doesn’t appear cluttered. This comes down to more than the amount of space being occupied but rather how the space is organised.
6) Should I paint wardrobes?
This comes down to more than colour. If you’re thinking about painting a wardrobe then it follows that there’s a change in design occurring in the room and it may be that it isn’t just colour that needs to change. Being able to paint wardrobes is a question of your painting ability, the materials being used and the purpose of the painting you intend to do. It’s generally more favourable to choose new wardrobes than to paint existing ones.
7) Are fitted wardrobes old fashioned?
Everybody has their own preferences but more people are turning to fitted wardrobes as a means of adding value to their bedroom space. Trends are changing too in the way people treat their homes. People who initially feel like they would like to move house for reasons relating to the property itself often find that a better solution for them is to remodel certain rooms for functionality. In the bedroom, a bespoke fitted wardrobe is a great way to use every inch of space practically whilst still looking impressive.
8) Do wardrobes need doors?
Put simply, no. There are no strict rules with wardrobes but as long as you’re happy for your clothing to be on display then there’s no reason why you must have doors. In fact, it can be a more sensible option when floor space is at a premium as the presence of doors requires some thinking about the space into which the doors are going to open.
Considering walk-in wardrobes, it makes less sense to use doors because one of the most attractive features of this type of wardrobe is the ability to see your clothes and choose what you’re going to wear from the selection that surrounds you.
9) Do wardrobes have to be fixed to the wall?
Fixing a wardrobe to the wall is a safety feature so it is important. However, doing this can be very discrete and there’s no reason for this fixing to be visible.