How I ordered a wardrobe for individual design

You can completely change the look and feel of your room by ordering a wardrobe that is tailored to your needs. A custom wardrobe offers unmatched advantages whether you’re remodeling your house or just trying to maximize storage effectiveness. Imagine a piece of furniture that not only blends in seamlessly with the rest of the room, but also fits exactly right.

When I made the decision to order a custom wardrobe, I set out to create a piece of furniture that would not only fit my needs, but also surpass them. The first step in the process was to envision the function and style of the wardrobe. Going custom gave me complete control over every aspect, including the number of shelves and finish options, that I could not get with off-the-shelf options, which are restricted to standard sizes and configurations.

Optimizing space is one of the most alluring features of bespoke wardrobe orders. Every inch was used effectively because my room’s measurements were taken precisely. This implied the end of awkward gaps and wasted corners. Each drawer and compartment was thoughtfully positioned to hold my stuff, making sure nothing was out of place but still remaining easily accessible.

Working with a designer from the beginning to the end was essential. They provided guidance on materials, finishes, and layout options as well as translating my ideas into a tangible design. Because of our teamwork, the finished product not only satisfied my functional requirements but also complemented the decor of my house in a way that I loved.

Choosing the Style I decided on a sleek modern design to match my bedroom decor.
Consultation Process I had a detailed discussion with the designer about my requirements and preferences.

"It was a life-changing experience to order a custom-designed wardrobe that not only improved the use of my space but also reflected my needs and personal style. Working closely with a designer and carefully choosing the right materials, I was able to create a one-of-a-kind piece that not only looked great but also fit perfectly into my home, providing unparalleled practicality and aesthetic appeal. I discuss the pleasures and difficulties of creating custom furniture design while sharing my experience designing and ordering a bespoke wardrobe in this piece."

Damage of the cabinet

I placed an order for a hallway wardrobe with different sizes and designs. It had an empty space that was too small for the typical cabinet. I therefore made the decision to measure everything and create a drawing to present to the manufacturer.

  1. I took a roulette and measured the space under the closet: its length, width and height. I needed these measurements a little later.
  2. In just a couple of hours I came up with how I would like to see my future closet. Next, I drew its front part.

3. I listed all the sizes I require beneath the cabinet’s outline. I also specified the appropriate heights and widths for each section and shelf. For instance, I required a sizable area for my outerwear. I set aside a shelf that measured 175 by 70 cm for him.

I considered the possibility that the walls and ceiling might not be exactly level when I took measurements. Consequently, the entire length of the niche was covered by a centimeter or roulette. If not, they will begin to gather cabinets that do not fit in terms of height, width, or depth.

Search for the manufacturer

I started searching the Internet for the manufacturer after taking all the measurements. All of the options I discovered cost over 100,000 rubles, which is excessively expensive. I went to the furniture shopping center as a result, and there I discovered a company that manufactured cabinets for custom designs. They estimated the cost and quantity of the materials, but the 80 thousand ruble price again did not sit well with me.

The answer came as a surprise: I discovered another place in the same mall where they would make my closet for 54,000 rubles at a reduced cost. It fit me well.

Looking ahead: it came out that the materials ordered by these two companies were produced at the same factory. As a result, I suggest that you take your time and look for the best option rather than rushing to make a cabinet based on individual sizes that fall.

The choice of materials

The manager created a sketch-macket on individual design and size in just twenty minutes after I showed him a drawing of the future wardrobe. The interior wardrobe design (without wings) in the picture.

I declared right away that I needed a case cabinet rather than a built-in. Although the built-in has a corps, it lacks rear walls.

I was then given the opportunity to select the type of material, color, pattern, and sliding mechanism for a hallway wardrobe.

About materials for the case

The consultant informed me that since real tree furniture—pine, birch, and oak—is too costly, wardrobes are typically constructed from chipboard and MDF, which are derived from leftover wood. A brief note on the materials:

  • Chipper (laminated woody plate). It is made of sawdust and chips that are compressed, and then impregnated with formaldehyde resins for gluing. The resulting plate is laminated with a melamine film. Such a film protects the plate from moisture and prevents the release of formaldehyde.
  • MDF (fine wood fraction). For its production, the tree is crushed and compressed. In the process of pressing, lignite is distinguished – a substance that connects particles of a tree among themselves. For additional protection, PVC or enamel film is applied to it.

You can tell chipboard from MDF by simply examining the plate slice. The LDSP structure is bigger than the MDF structure.

Although chipboard is 1.5 times less expensive than MDF and is a more durable and waterproof material, I went with it.

About color and design

I then decided on the wood’s color. I was presented with numerous choices, such as light larch, French oak, and Swiss elm. I coordinated the color of the oak Santan light with the hallway’s floor and wallpaper.

Everyone makes their own choices in this case. It is crucial to keep in mind, though, that in real life, colors may differ greatly from those chosen based on a computer screen photo. Ask the seller for "live" samples to ensure that this doesn’t happen.

You can use a variety of ideas to design the wardrobe doors. A mirror, matte glasses, different pattern arrangements for the facade, stained glass glasses, and transparent crystals can all be incorporated. LED ribbons or light bulbs can also be added. I made the minimalistic decision to pay for the side door mirror and matte glasses. The photo’s wardrobe in the hallway’s exterior design:

About the sliding system

The selection of a sliding system came next. They gave me an explanation even though I had no idea what they were talking about.

The mechanism used to "slide" the closet doors is called a sliding system. It consists of the horizontal frames, vertical door profiles, upper and lower rollers, and upper and lower guides (rails).

There are two distinct categories of sliding systems:

  • Lower system system. Its peculiarity is that the main load falls on the lower wheels (up to 160 kg), and the upper rollers are needed for additional support.
  • Suspension system. The peculiarity of this design is that the doors are attached to the upper guide, and the lower rails serves to fix the door, there are no rollers in it.

Aluminum or steel can be used to create guides and profiles. Compared to steel, aluminum is more expensive and stronger. They are also able to produce a range of colors. The videos have a hard plastic construction.

I was told that a system of this type would last up to thirty years, so I went with the less expensive model that had C-shaped vertical profiles and was painted chrome matte.

About the boxes

I decided on guides for them because I still needed built-in boxes. The boxes are advanced because of these mechanisms. There are various categories of guides:

  • Roller guides. They are based on a system of plastic rollers. The advantages of such guides are low price and simple installation. Disadvantages – noise when opening, low carrying capacity (up to 25 kg), as well as the possibility of seizing and distortions.
  • Ball guides. These are guides of the telescopic principle of nomination, which is based on balls (bearings). Advantages – noiselessness and large carrying capacity (from 40 to 80 kg). There are no disadvantages of such guides, except that they can be seen when opening.
  • Hidden guides. They are mounted under a box, and the principle of work, like the ball. The advantages of such guides are noiselessness, a large carrying capacity (about 65 kg) and invisibility when opening. The only negative is their relatively high price.

Ballic and hidden guides can be fitted with a Push to Open system (if you take the phrase literally, "click to open") and a closer, which is required for a quiet and seamless box closure.

I went with ball guides instead of closers to save.

An agreement with the company

I was aware that having a written contract ensures I will get the cabinet I need when I need it. Thus, I demanded that it be included in it when I signed it:

  • All characteristics of the cabinet: material, color, design, type of sliding system and guides for boxes.
  • Production time. The contract stated that the cabinet will be made in 60 business days, but I asked to indicate the specific date of manufacturing the cabinet. It was also stated in the document that for each day of delay the manufacturer will pay a penalty of 0.1% of the cost of the cabinet.
  • The cost of the cabinet and payment procedure. Under the contract, I had to immediately pay 50%. I had to transfer the remaining money 8 days before delivery of the cabinet. The check about the prepayment was also provided to me.

  • Delivery and installation conditions. In my case, everything was free. But if I could not accept the order in time, then the next delivery would be already for money.
  • Supervision system warranty. She was 24 months old.


They called me at the scheduled time to let me know that the parts for my cabinet were prepared. After the workers came the following day, we put together a cabinet according to my design in three hours. I was happy with the outcome. They fulfilled my request precisely.

You can turn a room into a uniquely you that fits your needs and style by ordering a custom-designed wardrobe. The first step in the process is to visualize your desired outcome, including the size, layout, materials, and finishes. With this customization, you can enhance the aesthetics of your house and optimize the effectiveness of your storage.

Customizing every aspect to your tastes is one of the main benefits of choosing a bespoke wardrobe. Whether you value shoe racks, drawers for accessories, or clothes hanging space, every element can be made to be more accessible and organized. This degree of customization guarantees that the wardrobe surpasses your expectations.

Working together with designers and artisans guarantees that the wardrobe complements the current décor while fitting in with the available space. The wardrobe is a long-term investment in both style and utility because of the meticulous craftsmanship that guarantees longevity and functionality. To ensure the wardrobe blends in perfectly with your interior design scheme, you can further customize it by selecting from a range of finishes and hardware options.

Investing in a custom-designed wardrobe will ultimately improve the overall ambiance and functionality of your living space, offering more benefits than just storage. A bespoke wardrobe expresses your individual style and helps create a home that feels completely yours by fusing functionality with style.

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