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What Exactly Is Made To Measure Fitted Furniture?

When looking to implement a new wardrobe into your home or bedroom, many people often assume wardrobes as something available from a catalogue or a product available online from a distant country, costing less than a weekly grocery shop.

Although this may be the case for some options, like flat-pack wardrobes. This all changes when you add the word ‘fitted’, expanding the options and types of solutions available.

Aren’t all wardrobes the same?

It’s worrying to hear that the average Joe is now opting for the aesthetics of a wardrobe over the features they require and how they can make their wardrobe work for them.

We all know that a nice-looking piece of furniture can transform your bedroom, but what if you can only get half your clothes into it? Will you be buying more furniture? Think of the implications of buying a cheap wardrobe online, only for it to fall apart within 12 months – would you feel you’ve had value for money?

The lifecycle of the average piece of catalogue furniture is between 2 to 5 years, so would it not seem a better idea to pay a little more for something that lasts longer, which creates more space for your clothes and looks as good if not better?

This is where fitted made to measure wardrobes come into your peripheral.

What is a made to measure wardrobe?

Many furniture companies stretch the truth about what ‘fitted’ wardrobes actually are and what they look like. As experts in made to measure wardrobes, we wanted to offer a definitive answer to what the difference is between fitted wardrobes and standard catalogue furniture.

Firstly, you can expect that fitted wardrobes will fit your space more accurately, leaving no gaps unfilled or corners untouched. Here at Deanes, we have a made-to-measure service, meaning our manufacturing team builds furniture to the specific dimensions you require, fitting perfectly with no wasted space. 

As you can imagine, this is a slightly more permanent solution compared to free-standing wardrobes, but the benefits are so much greater and are certainly an improved solution.

Secondly, you can expect to achieve more than double the storage potential compared to the free-standing alternatives – by enclosing the fitted furniture into your opening – the whole space is then subject to storage. This is huge, meaning no black holes appear, gathering dust or gaps between units that collect clutter.

Doesn’t every furniture company provide made to measure options?

Many furniture companies will offer a made-to-fit service, often using fillers and gap filler boards to make your wardrobe appear as if it fits within your space. However, this typically leaves gaps and longer-term issues, with cheaper quality products used to fill remaining and unsightly spaces.

A fitted made to measure wardrobe is less of a product and more of a service, providing a bespoke solution made from high-quality materials and built to last.

To put this into context, let’s imagine a DIY flat-pack wardrobe, which usually consists of emptying boxes and ensuring you have all the components needed. You will then need to study the instructions until you’re confident in what you’re building, at which point you’ll be spending the afternoon adding A to B while taking chunks out of your knuckles and hammering everything together. All while you’re trying to find the correct screwdrivers.

In stark contrast, imagine somebody doing it all for you, knocking on your doors in the morning, spending the day carefully scribing the wardrobes into your space – all while you sit with your feet up.

Fitted furniture is a different and more effective way to store your clothes and belongings.

Why choose Deanes?

At Deanes, we build bespoke, made to measure wardrobes and other storage solutions, utilising the best technology and materials available to ensure our clients receive an unrivalled and unbeatable service.

Our services cost slightly more than the online standard-sized alternatives, but there are so many benefits to purchasing fitted furniture with more space and a greater chance of a long-term solution you will not be disappointed.

When we say our wardrobes are made to measure, we mean it. Our team takes the time to accurately measure your space to gain exact measurements to create a wardrobe that fits the exact millimetre, with extensive attention to detail.

We cover every aspect of your wardrobe build and installation, taking the stress out of your experience and leaving you with a made to measure wardrobe you can be proud to showcase.



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