6 Wardrobes Types
The wardrobe is one of the prime furniture pieces in a bedroom, second only to the bed. Everybody has their own idea of having the perfect wardrobe. Some prefer bare minimum, while others want to have massive wardrobes. Luckily, there are enough choices to satisfy all our needs for organizing, storage and aesthetics. Well designed modern wardrobes can double your space utilization while giving your home that contemporary European look.
This is an overview of the six types of wardrobes. Which of these will suit your needs?
Sliding Door Wardrobe
Sliding Door Wardrobes are a modern take on the classic hinge door wardrobe styles. With changing times and having a non fussy style of “almirah”, it is an ideal choice with a contemporary look. As per the available width, sliding door wardrobe can be designed with two, three or four doors. The sliding doors glide smoothly on a track.
For effective use of the bedroom space this is the best choice, as it occupies less space. No more pull-out wardrobe-doors on hinges. This enables more free space in the room.
The sliding doors can be made in different types of sliding systems and with a wide variety of materials creating endless possibilities.
You can also add an overhanging loft to store your large size luggage/ suitcases and other stuff that is used only once in a while.
Hinge Door Wardrobe
Hinge Door Wardrobes are the most common and traditional types of wardrobes. It’s very simple in design and opens with a hinged door. With variety of colours in different textures and finishes, one can easily find an ideal choice to go with the décor of one’s room. With bedrooms getting smaller the space required to open the hinge door near a bed, can become a constraint.
L Shaped Wardrobe
L-shaped wardrobes are also known as “Corner Wardrobes”. They can be the ideal solution for the maximum utilization of a bedroom corner. They utilise the corners of the room which generally are otherwise wasted space. The sliding doors (most preferred door style) for such fitted L shaped wardrobe provides great style as well as storage potential, making it a popular choice.
Walk-in wardrobes are the dream wardrobe of most of us but only a lucky few can afford it. They are the epitome of luxury with massive storage space for clothes and other accessories. Coupled with organizing accessories they offer a great opportunity for creating a highly organized space. A well designed space for everything. For fashion conscious people who love to collect variety of opulent items it is the ideal choice. A standard walk-in-wardrobe will have hanging and storage space on all the three sides. It works best if you have an unused room or a decent amount of spare space which then gets separated with another pair of doors making it an ideal walk-in-closet. Despite being an aspirational choice for many (how are we supposed to have extra space in today’s small apartments), this is a good value option with marginal extra cost.
Wardrobe with a Mezzanine Loft
Due to the slanting nature of the mezzanine loft roof, it can be taxing to find appropriate wardrobe designs for loft or attic rooms. However with some clever inventiveness and sliding doors styling one can find the ideal mezzanine loft storage solution, making great use of the otherwise dead space beneath the mezzanine loft roof.