Ideas for fitted wardrobes


Recessed fitted wardrobes

Wardrobes can be built into difficult spaces including alcoves and lofts to maximise your space. We can build any style including contemporary, shaker style, traditional.


Choosing the right materials is an important step of every project. It will make your wardrobe last longer and you will enjoy using it for years to come.There are a number of factors to consider such as wood finish or paint finish, do you want glass or mirrors incorporated into the design, do you want to match your existing furnitures colour or style.


1. Choose your wood

The doors of your wardrobe should be strong and sturdy to allow for regular use over a long period. Hardwoods are a great choice as they have the properties you need - strength, colour, texture, attractiveness. Hardwoods are typically finished with a clear oil to bring out their natural colour and show their beautiful grain. For a more contemporary look, you can choose a painted finish, using a colour of your choice.


We use premium grade materials on all our projects. We believe a true craftsman should only work with the best materials.


Wood finish

  • Oak

  • Black Walnut

  • Ash

  • Sapele

  • Iroko

  • Tulip wood

  • Veneered MDF eg. oak, ash, walnut etc

Paint finish

  • Tulip wood

  • Moisture Resistant Medite (MDF)

  • Birch plywood (can be left unpainted for a Scandinavian look)

  • Melamine board

We use softwoods eg. pine for the framing work and joinery, which is paint finish or stained.


For more information about wood type, see our materials blog.


2. Choose your door type


Front opening doors

If you have a well proportioned room then traditional front opening doors can be built in any style for your room.



Shaker style wardrobes

3 bespoke wardrobe spaces fitted into alcoves around a Victorian fireplace. Shaker style doors were chosen to give a clean, modern edge to this beautiful victorian home. Made from tulip wood and moisture resistant Medite premier board with Blum hinges.



Sliding doors

Sliding doors are a great space saver. If you have a small room then opening doors can take up valuable space and make it difficult to move around the room.


Sliding door wardrobes

Painted MDF Medite Premier board, CLS softwood, PAR softwood, Joinery softwood.



Mirrored doors

Mirrored doors are a great option for smaller bedrooms or for rooms that are dark or gloomy. Mirrors can make a room feel bigger and will also amplify natural light helping to make your room feel bright and airy. Mirrored doors can also save space as there's no need for a separate full-length mirror taking up valuable floor space. Mirrors can be used on both sliding doors and front opening doors.

Mirrored wardrobe doors

Solid oak doors with full height mirrors. Storage areas made with painted MDF Medite Premier Board.



3. Choose your hardware


Ironmongery or hardware is a key part of any project. Handles, hinges, drawer runners, sliding track systems and hanging rails all make up the component of a well functioning wardrobe. We use quality brands like Blum. As you will be using your wardrobe regularly, we recommend choosing the best quality hardware your budget can cater for.


Blum hinges


What's next?


If you need help understanding and deciding what you need then get in touch and we can discuss your ideas. We offer friendly advice and can put together a quotation and timescale for you.


Contact me, Daniel Fyfe, on 07794 609746 to chat through your requirements or send a message using our contact form.


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