Where can I buy nice wardrobes? Can’t find anything I like!

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SinkGirl Mon 29-Apr-19 11:49:17

I need two wardrobes for our bedroom. They need to go in the alcoves either side of the chimney breast which are wide enough to accommodate a wardrobe up to 100cm wide but that’s it. I can’t fond anything I like that’s that width or narrower.

Made.com has a few I like but they’re too wide. The narrow ones are dull. Our bedroom is mainly white/grey and we have a big mustard coloured bed from Made which we got recently (sounds horrid but you don’t see much of it when there’s bedding on it and it looks really nice, honest!)

I also need a chest of drawers that would complement it, doesn’t have to match.

Would love to get something from vinterior or a local auction but we live in a small terrace with a tight stair case and I don’t think we’d get an old wardrobe up the stairs and round the corner!

Has anyone seen anything? Where do you shop for cool, interesting furniture?

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FiremanKing Mon 29-Apr-19 12:41:29

Local carpenter to build shelves and hanging pole and fitted doors?

FiremanKing Mon 29-Apr-19 12:43:25

Might not be in your area


FiremanKing Mon 29-Apr-19 12:46:54


BarbaraofSevillle Mon 29-Apr-19 12:54:57

Ikea Pax standard frames are 100 cm wide, there's loads of styles and interior fittings to choose from and they're very sturdy.

SinkGirl Mon 29-Apr-19 13:44:58

Thanks everyone - I’m definitely thinking about hiring a carpenter / joiner, to get something nice. Will look into it.

I’ve looked at Pax before, but I thought they were going to be too big (alcoves upstairs are a few cm bigger than downstairs) - will have another look

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MilleniumLondoner Fri 18-Dec-20 22:24:22

I used Solid Carpentry. Very professional and tidy. Hope this helps.


GarethSouthgatesWaistcoat Sat 19-Dec-20 00:05:24

With Pax there are loads of online hacks to make them look built in smile

Walkerbean16 Sat 19-Dec-20 01:50:36

We have just had to have some made due to the sloper ceilings,we drew a rough idea of what we wanted and the joiner made these turned out a lot better than I thought it would.

Walkerbean16 Sun 20-Dec-20 16:39:04


Raindropsonrosesand Sun 20-Dec-20 19:33:28

Those are lovely, walkerbean16

OP, If you like the look of vintage wardrobes, you can often get them for a really good price on eBay.

You can get them up surprisingly narrow/turning stairs, with some quick work with a saw, which can't be seen when reassembled.

The trick is in the way many of these wardrobes are made. They split into 3 parts: a base made of drawers, a large middle section, and a cornice on top. The drawers and cornice will fit up the stairs fine. The middle bit probably won't, but you can actually saw it in half front to back. Then when you reassemble, the drawers generally have a lip which hides the cut at the bottom and the cornice will hide the cut at the top. You can't see the cut at the back because it's against the wall. This obviously only works for wardrobes with this 3-part structure, but that's actually most of them

Raindropsonrosesand Sun 20-Dec-20 20:14:07

Sorry, I'd misremembered - it's the closed doors which really hide the cut at the bottom (although there usually is some detailing coming up which hides the fact that the middle section is separate from the drawers.)

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