The cost of antique wardrobes can be prohibitive. The expense of any restorative work performed is added into the price. The history of the piece may have significance; therefore, you are essentially buying a piece of history. An alternative to this would be to search flea markets for antique wardrobes and do the restoration work yourself. This allows you to create a wardrobe that is uniquely yours. However, this can be a very time-consuming task depending on the age, condition and size of the wardrobe. Purchasing an antique wardrobe is environmentally responsible. You are buying an existing piece and preserving our natural resources. There is a very large market currently for antique wardrobes. They combine the functionality of todays furniture with the character and beauty of history, while not taking anything from the environment.
This might be something decided upon by your child, or you may wish to choose a style that suits the rest of your house. If you live in a cottage, a white glossy wardrobe may look out of place, but an antique pine wardrobe with just the right handles, will look like it has lived there forever. Likewise, a modern and stylish house could carry off a sleek childrens wardrobe with mirrored doors on one, or both, of the doors. If you cant find the exact wardrobe for your child that you want, you can also customise a wardrobe into just the one you want. For example, you can change the handles to something more modern, or sleek, or funky, just like you might change the buttons on a coat. You can paint a wardrobe - a wooden wardrobe can become cerise pink for a girl, or blue for a boy, or something more neutral, such as crisp white.
Evaluating the space will allow you to know what type of wardrobe you want, whether fitted, built in, walk in, or free standing. Once you have determined the type of wardrobe you desire, you will then need to take the measurements for your wardrobe design. You will need to measure the height, the width, and the depth of the space for your wardrobe, and these will need to be written down on a paper. Make sure to account for the space around the wardrobe, as well as the any incline of the roof. If you are an architect or an artist, you can easily draw up the plans for your own website. If not, you can simply draw a basic sketch with the measurements and rough layout of your wardrobe to take to a wardrobe designer. These designers will then help you draw up a clearer wardrobe design, which they will then take to their wardrobe design books.
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