Our fitted wardrobe journey
Posted: Nov 23, 2022
My wife has wanted new wardrobes for years. I have to admit; they were not at the top of my shopping list. I didn't see what was wrong with the old wardrobes. Granted, they sagged a bit, and one of the doors didn’t shut properly, but who sees them, right? Anyway, she finally wore me down, so we started looking for a fitted wardrobes London company.
There were a few fitted wardrobe providers near me, but I managed to narrow it down to a couple. My wife had already talked me out of IKEA flat-pack wardrobes. She wanted fitted wardrobes and good ones! After a lot of research, I decided that Komandor were what we needed. They have over 20 years of experience in manufacturing furniture. The thing that impressed me was the 5-year warranty their products came with.
My wife started to look through brochures and started to plan. Fitted wardrobes in London are a necessity because of the lack of space most people have. The house prices and rents have gone astronomical, so space is at a premium.
Fitted wardrobes in London
I have to be honest; I started to get excited once I looked at some of the fitted wardrobes available. I never realised there was so much choice. Being the geek that I am, I began researching all the different types. For the price I was paying, I needed to know they would see me into my old age.
We’ve got a two up, two down townhouse. The ceilings are high, but the rooms are quite small. We both agreed that sliding doors were the way to go. I found a push and open system called Heliodor on the London Wardrobe Solutions website. It is the first of its kind, and it looked ‘sexy’! It has a soft close mechanism and is handleless. It would be perfect for our bedroom; we could even choose the doors to match the décor of our room.
The beauty of fitted wardrobes with sliding doors is that they maximise the room’s space. We have always had a problem with our wardrobe doors because they do not quite open fully before hitting the bed. Komandor’s range of fitted wardrobes had a 5-year guarantee and fail-safe usage for 15 years or more. Those were my kinds of figures.
After checking a few websites and brochures and looking at reviews on the internet, we finally settled with London Wardrobe Solutions for our fitted wardrobes in London. What stood out to me was that they offered a free design consultation, site survey measurements, and 3D design and visualisation. Other companies charge for these services. Plus, they are authorised Komandor agents.
We booked a free design consultation in our home. They measured our space and discussed the style of fitted wardrobes we wanted. They considered our needs and did not try to push their ideas onto us. After saying that, the couple of suggestions they made were good ones, which we implemented. One was to install pantographs (I’d never heard of it before either!) because we had high ceilings. These special hangers can be pulled down to access clothes at the normal level, ingenious!
They designed our wardrobes using 3D design software that helped us visualise how they would look. This really helped; because once we saw it in 3D, we wanted to make a few minor changes. They accommodated our changes very quickly, and we were looking at our new fitted wardrobes in no time.
We were surprised at the quote and how affordable it was, especially because of the quality of the materials they used. We had been quoted more by a couple of other companies we had contacted.
The messy part
Something that impressed me about the fitted wardrobes London company we used was the communication. They kept us updated throughout the manufacturing process, which gave us peace of mind. Finally, the day of reckoning came, installation day. I’m a very private person and hate having workers in my house. I hate the mess they leave behind even more!
I ended up worrying for nothing; the craftsmen they sent around were excellent. Their attention to detail was impressive. I had not realised that one part of the ceiling was lower than the other side; it was on a bit of a slant. They told me this was common for old Victorian properties in London. They had considered this during the measurement stage, so our wardrobes fitted perfectly.
They left the place spotless, even cleaner than before they came (don’t tell my wife!) I was extremely impressed with the level of workmanship. The fitted wardrobes looked amazing and totally transformed our bedroom. It was so nice to be able to access my clothes without squeezing them out through the gap between the wardrobe door and the bed.
More fitted wardrobes
Have you ever noticed when you buy something new that the old things look really old? This is what happened with our new fitted wardrobes. Our son's room now looked terrible. We had not realised how bad his wardrobes were until we had had our new ones fitted. It was time for a revamp. We did not need to search for fitted wardrobes near me this time. We went straight to the London fitted wardrobes website and looked through their range again.
The first time we looked at fitted wardrobe styles, we had not seen the range for kids. There was a great selection of colourful designs. There were differences in design too. For example, there were more drawers for storing toys and things. In addition, more space under the hanger rods for boxes. One thing that always annoyed us about our son’s room was the mess. We knew this was a typical teenage phenomenon, but to his credit, part of this was due to a lack of storage space.
Once again, London Wardrobe Solutions designed amazing fitted wardrobes for our son. Even he was impressed with the fitted wardrobe, which is saying something. His room is still a mess, but it is not the bombsite that it used to be. He is happy with the extra space he now has and said his friends all want new fitted wardrobes in London.
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