Whether you’re building a new home or updating your current one, you might be wondering whether you should include built in wardrobes in your plans. These are pretty much a must for any bedroom (unless walk in robes are an option), but did you know that they can also be useful in your living rooms? In this article, we’ve outlined the top 7 benefits of adding wardrobes to your home’s living areas to help convince you to make the switch.
1. Tailored exactly to your needs
It is possible to design a wardrobe with all the features you want, from shelving and hanging rods to drawers and other compartments. Think about the sorts of things you would like to store and then pick features that complement them. If you want to use a section as your coat cupboards, for example, ensure that there’s a hanging rod.
2. Efficient use of space
Anyone who has previously used a freestanding wardrobe will be all too familiar with that sinking feeling you get when you move it into a room only to realise it’s all wrong for the space. A built in, on the other hand, will fit seamlessly into the room and will look as if it has always been there. It can even help to hide unsightly nooks and crannies.
3. Tailored lighting solutions
To ensure that it isn’t difficult to see into the depths of your wardrobe at night or on cloudy days, you can have it fitted with lighting. This could be in the form of a single overhead bulb, track lighting that lines the top of the space or even a light for every compartment. It’s also possible to have the opening of the doors trigger the lights to turn on.
4. Perfect materials and finishes
When you have built in wardrobes custom made, you can select the perfect materials and finishes. Whether you want to match timbers or colours that are already used in the space or whether you want every single robe in the house to complement each other, it’s all possible. You can even select the tracks, rods, handles and other hardware used.
5. Contemporary, up-to-date style
Many older homes don’t feature wardrobes, as it was more common to have freestanding ones back then. By adding one in, however, you can give your home the contemporary makeover it desperately needs, propelling it into this decade instantly. If you want to keep in with the period styles of the home, this is also possible.
6. Able to clean more efficiently
Anyone with a freestanding wardrobe will know that cleaning them can be a right pain in the backside. You need a step stool to reach the top and are forced to lie on your stomach to get the dust bunnies hiding underneath. The great thing about a built-in is that they can make cleaning easier, as there are less places for dust to hide. All of the compartments are also relatively within reach.
7. Useful, tangible investments
These wardrobes instantly become part of your home – they’re investments that can make it more valuable. Unlike some investments, this is one that you can use and enjoy every single day. Plus, if you ever decide to sell your home in the future, you’ll reap the benefits of future buyers looking for this sort of storage in every room.
As you can see, there are a number of benefits associated with the addition of built in wardrobes to any room of the home, not just the bedroom. If you’re looking for a way to improve the functionality, storage and appearance of your living room, we hope that you will consider adding wardrobes. It is possible to have the whole thing completely custom made if you’re looking for a particular look, otherwise you can opt for a semi-custom robe.