If you are in the process of choosing some new modern furniture for installation in your home, you may have wondered whether you would be better off with a standalone or a fitted model. Like most things when it comes to buying for the home, both types have their fair share of advantages and disadvantages, so it is a matter of comparing these with your current situation to determine which is the best choice. Begin by taking into account the following factors when making your wardrobe choice:
This is the most obvious and important factor when it comes to determining what sort of wardrobes are going to best suit your home, as you need to ensure that you have enough space for it to fit in your bedroom while allowing you to still move around comfortably.
If you have plenty of space in a room, a fitted wardrobe is going to be your best choice, as it is customizable and can be made to suit your specifications (through the inclusion or exclusion of interior storage options such as drawers, and inner cupboard sections.
If you have a limited small space in which to fit a wardrobe or your room simply was not made to fit these structures (doors, windows and sloped ceilings get in the way), a standalone type is going to be the best choice, as they can be moved around.
For many people (especially women) this can be a top priority but, as other people are content to work with whatever storage is available to them, it becomes the second factor.
If you are simply adding to an existing cupboard space in a room, a standalone wardrobe should be sufficient in providing this.
If the room has no storage to speak of, you are going to find that a customised fitted wardrobe offers you the best storage layout.
Whilst this is the defining factor for many people, it should be one of the last factors for consideration, as there is no substitute for quality (but you shouldn’t have to pay an arm and a leg for it either).
If money is no object, a fitted wardrobe is going to be a good option, even though they often need to be installed by a professional, which works out to be quite costly.
If you are strapped for cash, a standalone wardrobe will be your best choice, as they can be purchased quite inexpensively and are even available second hand. And of course, replacing a cheap standalone wardrobe is an easy job, so even if it isn’t the exact model you would have preferred, don’t worry as you will not be stuck with it forever!
So, what type of wardrobes are you going to choose for installation in your home? You don’t even have to restrict yourself to either fitted or standalone – you may find that some spaces within the same home benefit from one type whilst others are definitely more suited to the other.