Wardrobes Buying Guide in Lagos Nigeria
Wardrobes are another important piece of furniture in the bedroom after the bed, so it's important to take time to find the right wardrobe to suit your needs.
There are plenty of wardrobe options available to provide storage in the bedroom; freestanding wardrobes are versatile and will give your bedroom a relaxed feel, while fitted wardrobes are more streamlined and make better use of awkward spaces. So what’s best for you? Check out our top tips for things to consider before you buy.
Consider what you need to store
Before you visit the furniture showroom to buy wardrobes, think about how many drawers, shelves and hanging rails you require, and whether you need a combination of full-length hanging space (for longer items like dresses) and half-height rails (for blouses, shirts, skirts and jackets). Adjustable shelves are handy if your needs are likely to change over time.
Decide between fitted or freestanding wardrobes
Pros: If you’re faced with a problem area or an awkward space, or have very specific storage requirements in mind custom-made to fit can offer the perfect solution. Fitted wardrobes can be designed to fit around awkward angles, sloping ceilings and uneven walls, making the most of any space.
Cons: Although often the best solution fitted wardrobes are a far more expensive option and need to be designed and fitted by an expert.
Pros: Freestanding wardrobes offer the most versatility in terms of cost and design, and can be taken with you when you move house.
Cons: Wasted space if there isn’t sufficient storage rails and drawers. There is also a fear of them toppling over, so always be sure to secure them with wall fixings – particularly important if you have children.
For freestanding designs measure your space carefully and mark the position of your new wardrobe on the floor using masking tape, so you can check it will fit in comfortably, making sure that doors can open easily without obstructions.
Plan for delivery
Wardrobes can be bulky, so be sure to measure doorways and any narrow landings or hallways to ensure that you’ll be able to manoeuvre your wardrobe into place before you order. A flat-packed design might be better if access could pose a problem.