Fitted wardrobes are bespoke designed to fit in your specific bedroom space.
From grand walk-in wardrobes to convenient space-saving designs that make the most out of every inch of your room, fitted wardrobes serve both aesthetic and practical purposes.
Fitted wardrobes don’t have to be big and luxurious, though, the point is that they can be fitted into any interior space, big or small.
Buying a fitted wardrobe can be quite a confusing process and there are several ways to go about it.
This article will cover what you can expect to pay for fitted wardrobes, factors that can affect the cost and other common questions around fitted wardrobes.
Bespoke/Fully-Fitted Wardrobe Average Price Guide
Bespoke or fully-fitted wardrobes include installation, but still cost more than their less bespoke semi-fitted counterparts.
Of course, you’re paying for the all-in-one service including design consultation. This also ensures that no mistakes are made during the measurement/design process.
The following prices compiled from 5 bespoke fitted wardrobes brands and 2 independent joiners include basic professional fitting.
Bear in mind that fitting costs can vary considerably, especially if extra work needs to be done. Your carpet/floor might need to be removed. Your room’s wallpaper may also need to be stripped.
|Type of Fitted Wardrobe||Budget||Mid-Range||High-End|
|2m Long With 2 Doors||£1,250||£1,750||£2,500|
|3m Long With 3 Doors||£2,500||£3,000||£4,000|
|4m Long With 3 Doors||£3,500||£4,000||£6,000|
Modular Wardrobe Average Price Guide
These quotes are compiled from 4 major modular/semi-fitted wardrobe suppliers. Prices include delivery but do not include installation costs.
Some suppliers offer their own partnered installation services (e.g. Spaceslide). Spaceslide charges a flat rate of £499 to install their wardrobes. Installation costs really depend on the size and complexity of the wardrobe.
Some installers may charge near enough £1,000 to install a large 4m wardrobe. Always check this carefully before committing as fitting costs have been known to come as a nasty surprise.
You might be able to find a carpenter or general tradesperson to fit a wardrobe for less than a specialist installer.
|Type of Modular Wardrobe||Budget||Mid-Range||High-End|
|2m Long With 2 Doors||£500||£600||£1,000|
|3m Long With 3 Doors||£800||£1,100||£1,750|
|4m Long With 3 Doors||£1,000||£1,500||£3,000|
Factors That Affect the Cost of Fitted Wadrobes
There is considerable variation in the cost of fitted wardrobes.
Lower end models can cost a similar amount to high-end standing wardrobes, so around £750.
High-end fully fitted wardrobes will rarely, if ever, cost less than £2000 or so. High-end fitted walk-in wardrobes can easily cost in excess of £15,000.
Cost will vary based on:
- Design, e.g. drawers, rails, etc
- Doors, quantity and style; sliding or otherwise
- Door handles
- Materials, e.g. laminate, plastic, hardwood, oak, exotic hardwoods, metal, etc
- Interior design; lighting, details
- Bespoke features like safes or locked drawers
Different manufacturers/brands cost their wardrobes differently. Sometimes, you’ll see ‘cost per linear metre’ which means cost per metre length of wardrobe measured across the floor.
Wardrobes are often measured like this because bedroom heights are generally standardised throughout the UK.
Other brands might quote you by the number doors. Most brands have different ranges for varying budgets and styles, with optional extras and fittings (e.g. handles) adding to the cost.
Avoiding Hidden Costs
Make sure you keep checking your quote and be meticulous in studying what it does and doesn’t include.
If an all-in-one design and installation service are being offered then check with the designer to clarify what prep you’ll need to carry out prior to delivery.
You might be able to speed up the process (and reduce the cost) by doing some of the legwork yourself.
Hidden costs and issues might include rewiring plugs or radiators, painting, plastering and removing/relaying the flooring.
Make sure you check, double-check and triple-check every measurement if you’re purchasing a modular or semi-fitted wardrobe – mistakes can be catastrophic!
Why Buy a Fitted Wardrobe?
Fitted wardrobes may seem like a rather decadent luxury, but they’re hugely practical and can add value to your home.
A well-equipped bedroom requires well-organised storage. Standard wardrobes and cupboards can sometimes do the job, but bespoke solutions are much more space-efficient, impactful and visually striking.
Since fitted wardrobes can be fitted to the unique dimensions of your interior space, they can squeeze considerably more space from your room.
It’s not just the shape and size of a fitted wardrobe that can be customised but the external aesthetic, details like handles and doors, and the internal finish with regards to lighting and other features.
With a fitted wardrobe you’ll be able to choose:
- Hanging Space: Hanging space for shirts, dresses, etc.
- Shelves: Can be fitted out with lighting. Perfect for shoes, bags, accessories and other clothing
- Drawers: For storing underwear, accessories and other clothes
- Vanities: Large fitted or walk-in wardrobes can be fitted with their own dressing table or vanity space.
- Lighting: Wardrobes are dark and lighting is essential.
- Safes: In high-end walk-in or fitted wardrobes, safes can be fitted for storing jewellery, watches, etc.
There many possibilities ranging from extremely luxurious and decadent walk-in wardrobes for master suites to super-compact, smart fitted wardrobes for modern loft conversions.
Bespoke vs Modular Wardrobes
If you want to install a fitted wardrobe then you have two main options; fully fitted/bespoke or semi-fitted/modular.
The terms ‘bespoke’ and ‘modular’ are sometimes used interchangeably when it comes to fitted wardrobes, but they’re two completely different things.
Bespoke wardrobes are custom-made to order. To buy a bespoke wardrobe that is fully custom-made to order, you’ll need to go through a specialist bespoke furniture designer or independent carpentry/bedroom design firm.
Typically, someone will visit your home and take measurements before drawing up a custom diagram according to your specifications/choices.
You’ll be able to choose the size and components of your wardrobe as well as the finishings and overall style
This is the most complete bespoke furniture service.
Fitted/Bespoke Wardrobe Pros
- Professional consultation prior to build
- Plenty of stunning options to choose from
- Big brands with solid customer service and plenty of experience
- All-in-one service includes design, manufacture and assembly
Fitted/Bespoke Wardrobe Cons
- Can quickly become expensive
- Entire process can take a while from start to finish (2 to 3 months)
- Can be difficult to survey all the options
- Hard to alter once installed
Modular wardrobes, also known as semi-fitted wardrobes, provide a semi-DIY approach to installing your own fitted wardrobe.
Instead of a designer visiting your home and drawing up plans, you’ll have to take your own measurements and design your own wardrobe to be fitted in your space.
You’ll still get the opportunity to design the wardrobe yourself and can usually select everything from shape to size, format, finishings, doors and handles, colour and more.
The wardrobe will then be manufactured for you and delivered to you for DIY construction. You could also hire a carpenter or assembler to help you build the wardrobe.
This is cheaper than a fully bespoke service.
Modular/Semi-Fitted Wardrobe Pros
- Considerably cheaper than bespoke wardrobes
- Allow you to peruse and select options in your own time
- Some brands (like Ikea and Spaceslide) have superb online design tools
- Can sometimes be altered and/or moved around
Modular/Semi-Fitted Wardrobe Cons
- Not fully bespoke or customised
- Fewer luxury options on offer
- Can be tricky to buil
- Any human error in taking measurements is on you
Using an Independent Tradesman
You don’t have to go with the main brands, Which? found that 8 out of 10 people who bought fitted wardrobes would choose an independent or local fitter instead.
The primary motive was that the independent joiner had a good reputation.
For high-end, highly bespoke wardrobes and walk-in wardrobes, you might feel limited by the main brands. In this scenario, it’s well worth checking for local independent joiners, carpenters and bedroom designers near you.
Interior designers can also help you design your room and put you in contact with trusted carpenters – ideal if you’re looking for a fully bespoke high-end service.
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