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How to Fit Purpose-Built Wardrobes

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How to Fit Purpose-built Wardrobes Buying furniture for your house might start off as a joyful enterprise, but it doesn’t take long for endless shopping trips and failed online auctions to take their toll. Even if you do manage to get the pieces you want, there’s the rigmarole of getting everything into your home and the ultimate disappointment if the room you have slaved over fails to knit together.

Fitted furniture takes away much of the stress, and, as Betta Living’s range of fitted bedrooms and kitchens show, the range of styles is better than ever, promising a unified, coherent look in your home. You could even look into building your own furniture; there are very few things that can give you more satisfaction.

This article seeks to help you figure out the different ways in which you can fit a purpose-built wardrobe in your home.

Planning stage

Firstly, you need to come up with some design plans for the wardrobe. Unless you’re very technically-minded and you have experience of doing this in the past, you should probably look online for some blueprints that someone else has been kind enough to upload.

You’ll also need to get the following: 2-by-4 lumber, jigsaw, some carpentry tools, screws and nails, drywall, closet fittings, doors, primer and paint.

Construction

Now, you need to mark out the areas on the wall where the sidewalls of the wardrobe will be, as well as the entry wall. Proceed to make the sidewalls out of the lumber.

Make the centre wall afterwards. Keep checking to see if everything’s level – you don’t want a lopsided wardrobe! After this, nail some flooring down, and then create a door-frame with additional 2-by-4s.

You then need to finish the interior with the drywall. After doing this, install a door onto the frame.

Following this, all you have left to do is install the rod for hanging, as well as make additional shelves if necessary.

Doesn’t sound appealing?

In the likely event of all of the above sounding like an absolute drag, the next best thing for you to do is calling in a specialist – and by specialist, we don’t mean a carpenter, but a consultant who will assess your house and advise what furnishing options are best for you.

If the area you want to fit a wardrobe into is difficult, such as an alcove or featuring a sloping ceiling, an expert will be able to measure everything for you and then have a wardrobe that’s perfectly designed and fitted for your needs.

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