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A tale of two sliding door wardrobes

Published - 19 Feb 2015
A quality wardrobe is all about suiting the feature to the room it is in. But, however simple this might sound, anyone with experience of interior design knows that it takes a lot of skill and experience to get things just right. We believe it's important to listen and understand a customer's specifications when starting a new project, and make sure we tailor the finished product accordingly, so that's where the story of each one of our projects begins. But how does this process actually take place, and how personalised can a wardrobe really be? To give you an idea, here is the brief case study of one of our latest projects, which involved fitting two different wardrobes into separate rooms in the same property. 

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Establishing the brief
 
Before any project starts, we establish a thorough idea of our objectives. In the case of this particular house, the customer specified that they wanted the finished wardrobes to match their natural wood floor. They also wanted a sleek and functional design as part of a modern theme. Having a theme in mind is a great way of ensuring you get the most out of your design features. In this instance, it helped define the combination of white drawers, beige door frames, aluminium features and natural wood that runs throughout both wardrobes. 
 
You'll also notice how the dark wood floor matches seamlessly with the exterior frame of the master bedroom wardrobe, and is featured subtly in the interior door frame of the second wardrobe too. It was also important to the customer that the wardrobes were functional for each room, making the most of the space available. In both case, an aluminium sliding door demonstrates the most efficient use of space, while made to measure drawers and shelves mean that all storage needs are taken care of. All this attention to detail helps make the features practical and look like they really belong. 
 
Tailoring the design
 
It's clear to see how different features help to define these two wardrobes. In the master bedroom the wardrobe includes aluminium sliding doors, but here they make use of coloured glass - pearl glass inserts - to bring out its chic and modern appearance. In contrast the second wardrobe features mirrored sliding doors, to maximise light potential and give an impression of depth. Both are made to measure to make the most of storage space in different ways. 

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The master bedroom project focuses on creating lots of hanging space for shirts and dresses, while the second wardrobe uses white-finished shelves cut specifically to size to give the best possible storage for stackable items. Both wardrobes feature soft close sliding doors and soft close drawers, giving a great functional and tactile quality to everyday use. 

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The finished result is clear to see in the quality of both wardrobes. Through understanding the brief and responding to the individual needs of the project, we created two chic, functional sliding door wardrobes that fit perfectly with the decor of the home they belong to, while making the most of space.