Bespoke fitted wardrobe in a character property

Bespoke fitted wardrobes for character property

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.

Bespoke fitted wardrobe in a character property

Bespoke fitted wardrobe in a character property

 

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. 

Wardrobe at our workshop during construction

Wardrobe at our workshop during construction

 

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. 

Long heigh hanging storage with integrated motion sensor lighting

Long height hanging storage with integrated motion sensor lighting

 

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.

 

Three internal shoe trays sit below short height hanging space

Three internal shoe trays sit below short height hanging space

 

One of the three shoe trays at full extension

One of the three shoe trays at full extension

 

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.

 

Cabinetry scribed to fit perfectly to the angled ceiling and feature beams

Cabinetry scribed to fit perfectly to 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.

 

“Lovely wardrobes!  The bedroom feels completely different!  Thank you so much, I’m very happy.  I can honestly say it’s been worth every penny!  I wasn’t remotely worried about them being fitted while I was away, I completely trusted you! Christine was full of praise for you all too!  I have honestly not worried about how the finished wardrobes would look – I just knew they’d be fabulous!  I’m now doing private viewings for friends and family.”  
Jessica – Buckingham

 

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.

Telephone:Office: 01296 706030

Email:  mark@markwilliamsonfurniture.com

Mark Williamson Furniture – bespoke furniture and kitchens hand made in Buckinghamshire 

 

 

 

 

 

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