New wardrobe (plus a bedroom update)

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We had a brand new built in wardrobe put in a few months ago (hello storage!), so I thought I’d talk you through the process and give you an update on what our bedroom now looks like.

When I first did a tour of our bedroom, we had an open clothing rack for our hanging items and a chest of drawers which stored the rest of our clothes… and zero storage.

It was a great temporary solution but I couldn’t wait to put in a proper built in wardrobe with some serious overhead storage.

Our first option was to head to IKEA but as our ceilings are extra high, all the IKEA options weren't tall enough. They were also too long or too short for the space we had to work with.

So, we knew it was going to be a custom job and we set about getting quotes, which was a very long process. I think we got about 6 quotes in total, which widely ranged in price.

We also found it really difficult to get exactly what we wanted. Every tradesman or company we talked to said it would be a combined job - a cabinet maker to do the internals and a builder to do the wardrobe cavity, which just made the price go up.

After much searching, I came across Wardrobe Design Centre, who were able to achieve our wardrobe dreams at a reasonable price.

Their service was incredible and the finished product is exactly what we wanted.

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We went with a his and hers wardrobe, with Caleb and I each having a side with double doors that open out and a combined overhead storage compartment.

For the external design, we went with an 80mm VJ finish. It really compliments the 60s style of the house and works well with the wall panels.

To give it a soft modern touch, we then went with solid brass round handles from Designer Doorware, which weren’t cheap but really make the wardrobe and I’m so glad we went with them.

Below are a few images of the new wardrobe and a little look around our bedroom, which is now very bare! We’re planning on getting a photo Caleb took in Rio de Janeiro printed to go above our bed… another thing that’s filed under the ‘would be great but is not a necessity’ house wish list!

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