A Very Small Project Building A Fitted Wardrobe In An Alcove For A Soon To Be Small Person
We at Real Room Designs are often called in to solve storage problems
when all else seems to have failed. But don’t despair dear customer we
will always come up with a cost effective and stylish solution. This
project exemplifies the common storage problems we encounter on a
weekly basis. Building a fitted wardrobe in an alcove ticked all the
Mr & Mrs Platt were expecting their first baby, and with this came a few
complications that needed sorting out before he or she arrived. A big
complication was the amount of storage that was available in the soon
to be nursery. Inside the room there was an old chimney breast that
divided one of the walls leaving an alcove on either side.
Experience Says Build A Fitted Wardrobe
From previous experience we suggested building a double wardrobe inside
one of these alcoves to utilise the space to its full potential. By
building from floor to ceiling we managed to use all the space.
Inside the wardrobe Mrs P wanted room for a hanging rail as well as
shelving with a pull out shelf at the bottom so it is easy to access.
This was not a problem, however, the alcove was not deep enough to
accommodate the hanging rail in the usual way. We have in the past,
however, used pull out hanging rails to great effect. These allow for
small alcoves to be used for hanging rails as the rail faces towards you
instead of running across the wardrobe like the conventional way.
Problems Are There To Be Solved!
Also on this job we encountered a small problem with the window ledge,
to maximise the space we manufactured the wardrobe to fill the space
exactly, however in this case the window ledge meant we had to make it a
bit smaller so we could fit it behind the ledge. We then had to set the
side infill back to give a professional finished product.
This job was complete in a Natural Caribbean walnut décor with push to
open doors, the installation took us less than a day from start to
finish. Very little disruption and the job done with the minimum of fuss
for the expectant Mrs P. We were able to demonstrate, yet again, that
innovative design ideas can save the day. Building a fitted wardrobe in
an alcove is such a practical and sensible solution to the forthcoming
storage requirements the family will have.