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A built-in wardrobe is very practical for many flats and houses. They are capable of storing and keeping many things for you.
Built-in wardrobes are very diverse in size, shape and function and in almost all areas a built-in wardrobe can keep the room tidy. Even today, a built-in wardrobe can fulfil your wishes thanks to modern and individual designs.
With our built-in wardrobe guide, we want to help you choose the right built-in wardrobe for you. In addition, we will help you with practical information and tips regarding built-in wardrobes so that you can enjoy your built-in wardrobe. We hope you enjoy reading this article.
- 1 Summary
- 2 The Best Built-In Wardrobe: Our Picks
- 3 Built-in wardrobes: buying and evaluation criteria
- 4 Built-in wardrobes: frequently asked questions and answers
- 4.1 Who is a built-in wardrobe suitable for?
- 4.2 What types of built-in wardrobes are there?
- 4.3 What does a built-in wardrobe cost?
- 4.4 What are the alternatives to a built-in wardrobe?
- 4.5 How do I build a built-in wardrobe?
- 4.6 Where can I put a built-in wardrobe?
- 4.7 How do I clean a built-in wardrobe?
- 4.8 How do I dispose of a built-in cupboard?
- 5 Conclusion
- You should think about where and how you want to use your built-in wardrobe beforehand. It is very important to measure the dimensions exactly at the intended place in the room and you should also not forget the angles.
- Based on the room measurements and the intended space, you can design and select the shape of your built-in wardrobe, which is particularly advantageous for unusual room shapes. Furthermore, built-in wardrobes have different functions and features for different rooms.
- Since built-in wardrobes can be very bulky, you should choose the right built-in wardrobe carefully. You should also set aside time to build a built-in wardrobe and get helpful support from friends or relatives.
The Best Built-In Wardrobe: Our Picks
Built-in wardrobes come in many forms and variations with different functions, some of which you can arrange individually. Here we would like to introduce you to some built-in wardrobes that are perfect for different tasks.
Built-in wardrobes: buying and evaluation criteria
Although a built-in wardrobe offers you many advantages and benefits, you should know what criteria you should apply when buying a built-in wardrobe. That’s why we recommend that you familiarise yourself with the topic of built-in wardrobes beforehand and make it clear what you want in your built-in wardrobe.
In this section, we will help you explain the most important criteria so that you can choose the right built-in wardrobe for you.
In order to know what kind of built-in wardrobe you want to install, you should have the approximate dimensions in mind. Height, width and depth are particularly important.
Since built-in wardrobes are usually quite large and heavy, we strongly advise you to assess beforehand where and how you want to place your built-in wardrobe.
Especially for custom-made built-in wardrobes, it is highly advisable to measure the room dimensions exactly and write them down. It is also important to measure special angles, such as sloping roofs and niches, as well as windows and other obstacles.
In addition to the dimensions, the shape of the built-in wardrobe is also decisive for the selection. On the one hand, you should like the look and style of the wall unit so that you can place it in the room with a clear conscience. On the other hand, the shape also determines where and how you can place your built-in wardrobe.
Nowadays, built-in wardrobes can take on very different shapes, which also adapt to modern and popular trends.
A space under a sloping roof or in a wall niche requires a built-in wardrobe designed for this purpose, which may have to be custom-made. Wardrobes with special tasks or on a corner may also have a special shape.
The most important thing when it comes to the material is which wood is used. Usually the main parts of a built-in wardrobe are made of chipboard or oak, the latter being the more expensive option. It might also be important for you to know where the wood comes from, if you are looking for an environmentally conscious and sustainable production.
In addition to the wood, the other materials for handles or the clothes rail are also important.
Some wardrobes also have shelves or doors made of glass. In addition, the colours of a built-in wardrobe are not an unimportant criterion, as they are primarily of visual importance.
What kind of built-in wardrobe you want to buy also depends on the tasks you want your built-in wardrobe to fulfil. Built-in wardrobes for different rooms have different functions and looks. In some cases, wardrobes for the same type of room may also have different functions.
More expensive or sophisticated models can be used as a walk-in wardrobe or be extended.
Built-in wardrobes are particularly popular in offices these days. These wardrobes need lots of open shelves where you can store lots of files, folders and papers.
Wardrobes are also very popular for bedrooms. Built-in wardrobes for bedrooms have a lot of storage space for clothes, usually a clothes rail and some have at least one mirror on the wardrobe door.
There are also many built-in wardrobes for the living room. Wardrobes for the living room are usually huge and have several cupboards, some of which are designed as display cabinets. Wall units that have a multimedia function also have a TV board where you can put your TV.
There are larger built-in cupboards that you can put up to divide a room into two rooms or to separate an area. You may also be interested in the cupboard system inside, how you can organise and store your things.
The type of doors, whether normal, sliding or folding doors, are also important for a built-in wardrobe.
Built-in wardrobes: frequently asked questions and answers
Finally, we would like to answer some important questions about built-in wardrobes so that you are well informed before and after your purchase.
Who is a built-in wardrobe suitable for?
- Wall unit: A large and usually multi-piece wardrobe
- Wall cupboard: A small room that can be locked. It serves as a usable space for a higher-level room. In most cases, a wall cupboard is a permanently installed part of a house or flat
A professionally correct built-in wardrobe is usually custom-made perfectly for the customer and therefore optimally manufactured for special room conditions.
What types of built-in wardrobes are there?
For most rooms, a custom-made built-in wardrobe is perfectly adequate. Especially if you don’t have any very specific requirements in terms of shape and dimensions. The advantage of this variant is simply that you can place it in many places without too many problems if there is enough space.
Built-in wardrobe with sloping roof
Especially for sloping ceilings, but also for some niches, you need custom-made built-in wardrobes with a special shape. In this case, a built-in cupboard with a sloping roof is perfectly designed, as they are made to measure for this purpose. Such built-in wardrobes are somewhat more expensive, but they make perfect use of the angled space.
What does a built-in wardrobe cost?
What are the alternatives to a built-in wardrobe?
In the following table, we briefly list some alternatives to built-in wardrobes:
|Wall niches with door||Wall niches that can be closed off with a door that you add yourself. You can store clothes in this space, a self-built closet, so to speak.|
|Clothes rails||You can attach clothes rails to the wall or have open wardrobes that you can cover with a curtain.|
|Loft bed||With a loft bed, the underside is converted into a clothes rail. This is complemented by shelves and drawers.|
The possibilities for adequately replacing a built-in wardrobe are countless and there are no limits to your imagination and wealth of ideas. With many DIY building instructions, many possibilities can also be built quite easily yourself.
How do I build a built-in wardrobe?
The vast majority of wardrobes come with assembly instructions so that you have a guide for the assembly.
It is also very helpful if you ask at least one person to help you with difficult or complicated tasks.
Where can I put a built-in wardrobe?
A built-in wardrobe usually unfolds its individual functions best in its aligned place.
How do I clean a built-in wardrobe?
When choosing a care product, pay attention to the surface and the type of wood.
If there is heavy soiling, special care products for wooden furniture can be helpful, although it should be noted that different wooden surfaces require special care products.
How do I dispose of a built-in cupboard?
The first way is to dispose of it in the bulky waste. Especially if you want to get rid of several things, a bulky waste collection can be useful, but you may have to pay a fee for it. Alternatively, you can dispose of your built-in wardrobe at the nearest recycling centre.
You can sell or give away your used built-in wardrobe.
Especially with a made-to-measure built-in wardrobe, the possibilities are very great and you can design them perfectly for your individual room.
Built-in wardrobes also offer you a lot of space to store things. However, you should bear in mind that very large and special-shaped models require a lot of space and are expensive.
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