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4 Types of Wardrobes

A wardrobe is one of the essential furniture pieces in any bedroom setup. Different people have different preferences when it comes to this installation – some prefer a minimalist design, while others like a more sophisticated outlook. Fortunately, there is an array of wardrobes choices to suit the needs of every person.

Here are the most popular types of wardrobes available in Sydney.

Hinged Wardrobes

Hinged door wardrobes are the most popular types of closets. They feature a simple design and have an opening mechanism similar to standard doors. When installing this wardrobe, make sure there is enough space to allow for the smooth opening of the door.

Sliding Door Wardrobes

Sliding door wardrobes are the modernized version of hinged wardrobes. If you want a closet that has a contemporary outlook, this is your best bet. The number of doors on this type of wardrobe is dependent on the amount of space available in your room – most variants have between two and four doors. 

Besides stylishness, another advantage of using sliding door wardrobes is their effective use of space. Unlike hinged models, they don’t require additional space to accommodate the opening door.

Walk-in Wardrobes

Walk-in wardrobes are probably the best of the lot. They are the epitome of luxury and occupy large spaces. This type is ideal for people who like collecting a large amount of clothing over time.  Most walk-in wardrobes have hanging and storage spaces on three sides, with a chair or a bench at the middle. That said, walk-in wardrobes are highly customizable, and can be made to match requirements of any user.

If you have a spacious bedroom, you can easily add a walk-in wardrobe by partitioning using sliding doors. The same applies if you have a spare room – this is more cost-effective because the only expenses incurred are for installing the shelves, drawers, and the hanging space.

The most significant disadvantages of these wardrobes are their costliness, as well as the need for big spaces. The latter is particularly a bother for people with small and medium-sized homes.

Free-standing wardrobes

Free-standing wardrobes have a classic design and are usually portable. You can quickly move it from one room to another. The most significant disadvantage of this type of wardrobes is the limited space, which is a problem even for big-sized models. Another problem with these wardrobes is that you need extra space for opening the doors since the majority are hinged.

Most free-standing wardrobes are made of wood. However, there are plenty of other options made of plastic, glass and metal.

Ultimately, the final choice lies with you. Depending on your style preference, amount of available space and budget, you are granted of finding an option to suit your needs. Even better, you can have a custom-made wardrobe.

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