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The term fitted wardrobe simply refers to a type of wardrobe that has been built and customized to certain dimensions and specifications of the room that is placed in. Our fitted wardrobes in London have a benefit of maximizing the available storage space by wrapping the closet around areas you don't use for anything.
Fitted wardrobes can also enable you to select furniture that match with your existing interior décor. Most fitted wardrobes are preinstalled or considered during house construction, and are commonly built in the back walls.
Type of fitted wardrobes
Fitted wardrobes come in different shapes, designs and materials. The following are however the two main commonly known types.
Full carcase fitted wardrobes
This type of a fitted wardrobe has two sides, a base, top and a back panel. They are designed such that they generally have leveling features with legs below the base of the carcase and hinged doors on the side panels. Most of these wardrobes are designed to a height of 2200mm to 2350mm and are built to fill in to the ceiling to give a completely fitted look.
Frame construction fitted wardrobes
Frame fitted wardrobes generally have a base or floor but they lack backing panel or sides. They are usually constructed from ceiling to floor at a desired distance from the back wall.
The doors may be hinged to the side or front of the frame depending on the design. The "frame" is usually scribed to adjacent ceiling and walls and is generally constructed "on-site". Best option if you fancy customization, don't you think?
Most fitted wardrobes are generally constructed from wood. The wood can be used as whole or can be modified and improved into slightly different products e.g. plywood. Some manufacturers however do combine wood and other materials such as plastic and metal. This also means that there is just about any material that will fit your task at hand. Generally, the following are the commonest materials used.
Plywood: This is formed by gluing thin layers of timber. They are available in a wide range of thicknesses, strength and weight. They however have poor warp tolerance, but are good to work with.
Medium density fiber board: formed by applying high heat and pressure on wood pulp incorporated with resin. They are turf and have high stability with hard surface.
Clipboard or particle board: they are manufactured by compressing synthetic resin with timber chips under high heat and pressure. They are commonly used on built in wardrobes and kitchen cabinets.
Veneer: formed by rotary cutting or slicing of wood skin from tree logs. They come in different structures and colours and are commonly used on exposed and door panels. They can however be easily stained if exposed to water
Melamine: this is a common finishing thermosetting plastic that has a decorative sheet of paper covered with a layer of melamine resin. This is highly resistant against shock, scratch and abrasion. Commonly used on drawers, carcass and door panels.
Honeycomb: this is manufactured from recycled Kraft paper and formed into hexagonal cells. They are commonly used on shelves, side panels and drawers.
Advantages of fitted wardrobes
• Custom fit wardrobes installed with sliding doors are designed to perfectly fit your space of choice.
• The design of the whole product is in your control and you can even issue your own design statement.
• Makes maximum use of available space.
• You can kit the interior of your wardrobe with features of your choice including shelves, multiple rails, and drawers-all hidden from site!
• Installing high quality fitted wardrobes increase the property value of your house.