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.
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”
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.
Wardrobes from Jesse furniture are some of our most popular, so the release of 5 new affordable models is very good news indeed.
All 5 have doors with a ‘polimeric’ coating rather than the usual lacquer, glass or wood veneer & come in only five finishes over the whole range (white or Corda gloss, white or Corda matt, & ‘Tree’ in white or Jesses matt lacquers). The doors & cabinets can’t be cut & filler panels aren’t available, so they are not fitted wardrobes, but other than that its business as usual with plenty of size options & full compatibility with all of Jesses internal wardrobe accessories. At a great price! To see our wardrobes click here.
Many bedrooms these days are much smaller than we would like, especially in major cities like London, New York, Tokyo & Paris – & its not likely that this will change at any time in the near future! So, it’s time to get inventive when it comes to modern bedroom furniture, & fortunately with the advent of the internet we have plenty of options. Continue reading “6 ways to decorate a small bedroom”