Character properties can have many beautiful features including exposed beams and pitched ceilings. However it is these very features which often mean that furnishing a house with standard size, off the shelf furniture doesn’t maximise the storage area available.
As all of our furniture is made by hand, the cabinetry is made to precise measurements using every millimetre of space available and following the uneven contours of the walls and ceiling to fit the room perfectly.
Bespoke fitted wardrobes are a popular choice and we worked with a client just outside Buckingham to design, make and fit this beautiful wardrobe finished in an elegant shade of light grey (‘Farrow & Ball ‘Drop Cloth’) in a 20% sheen revealing the wood grain through the finish.
This beautiful wardrobe was constructed with a framework of solid Ash and the Shaker style doors were handmade from a combination of solid Ash and Ash veneered high quality furniture grade mdf. All of the doors were fitted with soft close hinges, adding a touch of luxury, helping to protect the doors and minimising the noise when closing.
The wardrobe interior included long and short height hanging space, three internal shoe trays, three drawers and adjustable shelving. Below you can see the wardrobe in our workshop during construction, clearly showing the configuration of storage elements.
Each of the lower cabinets were fitted with motion detecting strip lighting, providing light as the door is opened. The hanging spaces were fitted with high quality thick walled chrome hanging rails and the mixture of long and short height hanging provides the perfect solution for hanging a variety of garments.
Shoe storage is often a tricky problem and here we provided a neat solution of three internal shoe trays constructed in Oak which provided a warm tone to complement the interior. Each tray was fitted with discrete finger pulls to open as well as full extension soft close runners which mean that each tray can fully extend making selecting and replacing shoes a breeze.
To achieve the sleek look, we scribed the wardrobe to the floor, walls and angled ceiling (this means matching the exact profile of the cabinetry so that it fits perfectly in the space.) In the image below, you can see how this was achieved around the intricate shapes of the angled ceiling and feature beams.
We were pleased to hear that our client was delighted with the finished wardrobes and kindly sent us these comments to share about the finished product and the process.
Do you have a space you’re not sure how best to utilise? If you’d like to maximise your storage space or make a feature of a space in your home, contact us and we can design and craft a bespoke solution for you.
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