When looking into purchasing new wardrobes for their bedroom, lots of people are exploring the option of made-to-measure fitted wardrobes these days. There are so many benefits to this bespoke solution and when compared to ‘off-the-shelf’ freestanding wardrobes, they really are a much better choice. No matter what your storage needs may be or what your bedroom is like, you will never regret choosing contemporary fitted wardrobes. 


One of the best things about bespoke wardrobes is that you have complete control over every element of their design, from the interior storage solutions to the door style and colour. However, with so many options to choose from, it isn’t always easy to get the design right. So, to help anyone who is considering made-to-measure wardrobes for the first time, below are some useful tips for designing your bespoke wardrobe doors. 


Decide where you’re going to install the wardrobe first 


Before you start thinking about which doors you’re going to have, make sure you know where the wardrobe is going to be installed, this will often influence your decision. For example, if you’re having wall-to-wall wardrobes, sliding doors can be convenient as you might not be able to open hinged doors fully, whereas if you’re having alcove wardrobes, they might not be big enough for sliding doors. So, always choose your location before you settle on your door style. 


Take into consideration the interior layout of the wardrobe 


It is always handy to pre-plan the interior layout before you choose which type of wardrobe door you’d like to have too. If you have a vanity area in your wardrobe, for example, sliding doors might make this difficult to access and double hinged doors might be more appropriate. You need to ensure that the doors you choose don’t make it inconvenient to access the items in your wardrobe and planning the doors around the interior can help with this. 


Choose a classic timeless colour option


Unlike freestanding wardrobes, it is unlikely that you will ever need to replace your fitted wardrobes, so try to design your bespoke wardrobe doors with the future in mind. Whilst it is possible to purchase replacement wardrobe doors, it is often much more beneficial to opt for a timeless style and colour to start with. Try to install a wardrobe door solution that will still work even if you end up redecorating your bedroom in a year or so. 


Use the material options available to your advantage 


Think about the size of your bedroom when you’re deciding on a wardrobe door material as you may find that some options are more beneficial than others. For example, if you have a small bedroom, installing mirrored doors, glass doors or even high gloss doors can help to bounce light around your room and create the illusion of more space. Of course, having something like mirrored wardrobe doors is beneficial for a number of other reasons too, so bear these in mind. 


Don’t forget about the smaller details 


Should you opt for hinged doors, remember to think about the smaller details of the design too. It can be easy to overlook, but the handles that you choose for the bespoke wardrobe doors will completely change the look and feel of them, so this shouldn’t ever be an afterthought. Similarly, if you choose sliding doors and you have more than two doors, think about which way they’re going to slide. All of these finishing touches are so important to consider. 


Installing made-to-measure fitted wardrobes 


Hopefully, if you’re wanting to install fitted wardrobes in your bedroom, the tips above will be useful. There is no denying that the wardrobe doors you choose will affect both the appearance and the functionality of your new wardrobes, so it is important to ensure that you’re opting for the right solution for both your bedroom and your needs. If you’d like some help designing your bespoke wardrobe doors, please feel free to contact us here at Ashford Kitchens and Interiors.


We are no stranger to designing unique fitted wardrobes and whether you think you’d like hinged doors or sliding doors, we will happily help you create the perfect design for your bedroom. With over three decades of experience behind us building stylish fitted wardrobes that are of the highest quality, you can trust that we are the best people to turn to for assistance with bespoke wardrobe doors and you will never be disappointed when you choose to order your new wardrobes with us.