Written by Jenny McFarlane

How to buy fitted furniture to make use of space

With apartment living more common than ever, we look at some smart small space living ideas that you’ll find invaluable.

a fitted wardrobe and storage space by Sharps in a small bedroom of a real home

Image: Sharps

Channel inner beauty with a tailored storage arrangement for fitted wardrobes. Combine drawers, shelving and hanging rails positioned at staggered heights so no space is wasted, then house your shoe hoard in a hanging tidy.

Take heed of these 5 rules for buying, designing and fitting fitted wardrobes, cupboards and storage.

Customise

Consider inside storage, too – use adjustable rails, compartments and racks to create a purpose-built interior tailored to you.

Size-up

Work around features such as alcoves or bay windows with built-in cupboards, shelving and boxed-in storage that fi ts the space for a streamlined look.

Solve

Tackle awkwardly-shaped rooms and tricky spaces with a bespoke arrangement that factors in any problem areas and incorporates them into the design.

Stretch

Use all available space by exploiting both the height and width of a room to gain valuable extra inches.

Design

Keep décor co-ordinated with materials, fittings and finishes that complement your scheme, from modern high-gloss to rustic country-style paintwork.

 

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