Tips for Building Wardrobes in Alcoves


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Alcoves are the perfect spot for a wardrobe. The space is already available so why not utilise by building a wardrobe in there to store some of your possessions? Building a wardrobe into an alcove can be tricky if you don’t know what you’re doing but there are a few simple guidelines to follow and you should be right as rain. In this post we give you some hot tips for building a wardrobe in your alcove.

Know Your Dimensions

Measure twice cut once comes to mind on any building projects and building alcoves is no different. Be sure to measure up the space so you know exactly what you’re dealing with and how much timber that will be required. Measure the height, width and depth and this should give you an indication of whether it’s worth it. Some alcoves are just too shallow for a wardrobe and would be better suited to ornamental shelving.

Utilise the Whole Alcove

When it comes to bringing your bedroom up to date most people think about purchasing a new bed or bedding and forget about the functional elements of the bedroom. No longer just an after-thought, built-in wardrobes come with a range of features and options to keep everything easily accessible, out of site and most importantly – organised.

Storage Options

There are many internal storage options available. You have to consider the space and shape of the alcove and what storage options will work best. Do a rough sketch of the alcove and then some ideas for storage options that would be best suited to the particular shape. Also take note of what needs to be stored in the alcove wardrobe as this will give you an idea of what kind of internals you need. It’s a matter of weighing up the options and utilising the space to the best of your ability.

Colour and Style

Of course you are going to want to match the wardrobe with to the style of the room. If you are fitting doors to the wardrobe make sure they match the pre-existing door frames so they don’t stand out like a sore thumb.

Dowel for Shoes

A simple method for shoe storage that is a definite space is to screw short pieces of dowel into the wall and shoes can be hung directly from them. It’s easy to do and works like a charm.

With a little bit of planning installing a wardrobe into an alcove can be easy. Just make sure you know the dimensions and exactly what your storing. Utilise all the internals to maximise your storage options. At Betta Wardrobes, we are tried and true professionals and would love to help you in turning your alcove into an efficient wardrobe. Call us for a free measure and quote.