As you may have noticed, we’re very big on storage ideas at Go Modern. And the trickier the space presented to us the more we love it. There is a great feature in the March 2018 issue of Essential Kitchen Bathroom and Bedroom Magazine about this very thing… featuring a Q&A with … US! So here are a few tips and ideas below based on what we shared with EKBB (although do go out and buy the magazine – it’s always a very good read!).
Getting the right balance between storage and space in a bedroom is crucial. We often find clients need more storage than they have space for so we play around with ideas, trying to incorporate storage wherever we can. Building wardrobes right up to the ceiling, using storage beds and tall chests of drawers in smaller spaces. We combine this sometimes with decorative hanging shelves or slimmer wall units. A bridged wardrobe around the head of a bed can also be a great use of space. The result should always work aesthetically as well as leaving you with plenty of space to move around.
Go Modern specialises in beautiful Italian wardrobes: fitted, freestanding, sliding doors, hinged doors or walk-in wardrobes… take your pick. Whatever you are looking for we are sure we will have something stylish to suit. In fact we have possibly the largest range of Italian wardrobes in the UK. Why choose an Italian wardrobe? Simply because of the endless choice of beautiful contemporary styles, in a huge number of finishes and colours.
But it can be a daunting process… if you let it! So here’s our mini-guide with some information about the different styles of wardrobes on offer:
FITTED WARDROBES Our fitted wardrobes are all made to order in Italy. Simply discuss your space with us and we will get as close a fit as possible from the hundreds of wardrobes sizes and options, which can then be cut to an even more precise fit and installed by our expert team of wardrobe fitters. If you’ve an awkward corner or a sloping roof we love that kind of ‘problem’…
We have a large selection of both hinged door & sliding door wardrobes, from Italy but our customers often want to know which they should choose. Well, they both have advantages & disadvantages…
Hinged Door Wardrobes have the largest choice of sizes, & are available in small sizes from 90cm wide up. Their doors usually have handles, many of which are a real design feature, & there is a great choice of colours & textures. Available in a large number of different size increments, these wardrobes can also be fitted into corners, which most sliding door wardrobes don’t do. In addition, they can be less expensive than sliding door wardrobes, especially once you start looking at gloss lacquer or special glass doors. Fitted wardrobes are made by putting ‘filler panels’ of the main wardrobe or door material on the side of your wardrobe so that there are no visible spaces (these will need to be ordered with the wardrobe). Wardrobes with hinged doors can also be cut to fit into angles, for a loft, under the stairs etc.
We have an absolutely enormous range of fitted wardrobes, all from Italy. We have six different modern wardrobe collections, because each range has it’s strengths, & is put together in slightly different size increments. So, for example, if you want a sliding door wardrobe with gloss lacquer doors you will have four different ranges to choose from, one of which will be exactly the right size for your space, even though the wardrobe doors of all four will all be very similar. In addition to different sizes each different range has a few ‘stand out’ door designs, which are completely unique to that range, so we have a lot of really fabulous contemporary designs as well as the (best selling) plain ones. Continue reading “Our Wardrobes – A Quick Guide”
At last! Someone has realised women have more than one handbag & need somewhere safe to keep them! When I say someone, I mean Italian brand Bimax who are often ahead of the curve when it comes to wardrobes. Borrowing from a concept in kitchen design this unit can be added as another slimline cabinet, or incorporated inside the wardrobe (or both if you have too many bags). Its uber space efficient & uses the full depth of the wardrobe – 60cm & is easy to pull out & push in.
Its just the right size too, with each shelf tall enough & deep enough for most bags (& hats) & as each of the shelves also has a ledge handbags will stay safe, stored upright instead of stacked on top of each other.
At Go Modern central we have always focused on wardrobes, & are convinced we have a cracking collection, featuring freestanding & fitted wardrobes from Italian brands Bimax, Jesse Furniture, Europeo, Blog, Tempo & SMA Mobili. We even have children’s wardrobes & walk in wardrobes, with an enormous choice of hinged & sliding door wardrobes in different finishes. To top it all off we have several in house wardrobe designers & one of the best teams of wardrobe fitters in the country.
But wardrobes aren’t seen as ‘exciting’ the way a new, cutting edge contemporary armchair is, & are often overlooked in a contemporary home, with people spending their budget on a beautiful dining table or stunning corner sofa. Houses sometimes have built in cupboards with hanging rails so why would you go to all the trouble of ripping perfectly decent cupboards out & putting a swanky new fitted wardrobe in? And if there are no wardrobes there why not just buy a beautiful French armoire or an inexpensive freestanding wardrobe? Here are some of the reasons why you should set aside some money for a lovely new wardrobe (from us, of course!).. Continue reading “Customised Wardrobes, 5 reasons why they are worth every penny”
When it’s an Italian wardrobe, made to your size, with your chosen internal accessories, & fitted into your space by our expert team! And the advantages of these wardrobes is that should you wish to you can take them with you when you move. The Alfa fitted wardrobe below is a great example of what we can do, as the doors are cut to fit precisely under the stairs.
If any of you have had the pleasure of dealing with Caroline you will know shes a bit of an expert on bespoke furniture.A while ago she wrote a brilliant article explaining the difference between bespoke & customised wardrobes for us, which is now on Ezine articles here. Hope you find it useful! Or if you already know that you want an Italian wardrobe click here for our wardrobes section.
If there is any room in your home that is bound to be messy, its your bedroom. It could be because you do not have enough available time to tidy up or because you have got so many clothes with only a small wardrobe to keep them in. Whatever the reason is for the mess, an untidy bedroom with clothes on every spare surface doesn’t look fantastic, & wastes precious time getting ready too. Fitted bedroom wardrobes can be an elegant solution to the issue of clutter, enabling you to store your clothes, shoes, handbags, ties & more away in an orderly fashion so it can be easily found by you when you want it, leaving the floor clear so you can walk freely on it. The whole appearance of your bedroom can easily be changed with the correct fitted wardrobe, & you can create a calm & restful ambience perfect for getting a good nights sleep.