Clarice Wardrobe January 09th, 2018 - 20:47:55
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.
DIY wardrobes tend to be a good deal cheaper than wardrobes installed by professionals. One of the reasons for this is that most DIY wardrobes are made using lower quality wood than the costlier custom built wardrobes are. The wood will still be good quality, but you may find that storing your rock collection in your DIY built wardrobe is not the wisest idea. You will also save a good deal of money if you can do the installation yourself rather than having to call in a professional. Getting the installation company to get the job done can often be costly, which is why so many DIYers around the country love to do things on their own. If you have the necessary skills to do the project yourself, you should definitely consider it.
The variety of wood colors, stains and finishes is just as broad in the antique wardrobe as it is in the new. Design of the antique wardrobe is mimicked in todays styles. Depending on the level of restoration, differentiating between a new and an antique wardrobe can be difficult. With the rising popularity of vintage and antique furniture, new wardrobes can be created to look like a fine antique. With paint, stain and even some carefully administered marring, the new wardrobe can take on the characteristics of an antique. Conversely, there are many antique pieces that have been completely restored to look brand new.
The first type of custom design wardrobe is called "bespoke". Bespoke design is a design that you and a wardrobe designer come up with together, and which is constructed by a local craftsman or workshop specifically for you. You are able to set the design, style, colors, and pattern of your wardrobe, and you are even able to select the wood that you want to use. Once you and your designer have agreed on a design for your wardrobe, the plans are sent off to a local craftsman to be made according to your request. If you want a wardrobe that will be according to very specific plans and dimensions, you may find that a bespoke design is exactly what you are looking for.