White bedroom units with mirrored sliding doors for a teenager

This floor to ceiling design for a teenager’s bedroom comprises of two main units.
A stand alone unit, which consists of a small cabinet with doors, shelving, hanging space, a Monitor shelf, as well as a pull out desk.

During the build

And a built-in alcove unit with open shelving to house books, memorabilia as well as a TV.

Awaiting mirrored sliding doors

The stand alone unit is finished off with floor-to-ceiling mirrored sliding doors, which cleverly hide what’s behind and give the illusion of increased space.

Tall bedroom unit in Aragon Oak

This project from Brian in Bristol shows the difference a good scribing-in job can do.

The unit comprises three separate cabinets that are stacked together. Brian made the units 100mm less wide than the available space and then we supplied 70mm wide scribe pieces to fit down each side and along the top.

The end result is a perfectly flush finish independent of any variation in wall trueness

Tall unit  in Aragon Oak without scribes

Tall unit in Aragon Oak without scribes

Tall unit  in Aragon Oak with scribes

Tall unit in Aragon Oak with scribes

Birch Ply chest of drawers

BIrch Ply chest of drawers

BIrch Ply chest of drawers

BIrch Ply chest of drawers - open

BIrch Ply chest of drawers – open

Birch Ply is a popular material choice and it is used to good effect in this design by Simon in Ilkley:

– inset drawer faces so that the laminations of the Birch Ply on the carcass edges can be seen
– routed finger pull details mean no further handle is required
– full extension drawer runners ensure that drawer contents can be accessed easily – no bending down needed to see what is at the back of the drawer!
– 12mm thick drawer boxes and 18mm thick carcass make this chest of drawers incredibly strong

Birch Ply drawer - routed handle detail

Birch Ply drawer – routed handle detail

Note that this unit was designed to integrate into a wall unit so rather than a solid top ‘rails’ are used. We shipped it out with scribe pieces all the way round to enable a perfectly flush install.

Building a walk in wardrobe video

A customer kindly sent in this time-lapse video showing how they installed their walk-in wardrobe.

Here is a screenshot of the design the customer did from the www.diywardrobes.co.uk website:

Walk-in wardrobe

Walk-in wardrobe

And here is the video of it being installed:

Time lapse of conversion of bedroom into walk-in wardrobe

As with any bespoke project 80% of the time is taken on 20% of the project and the rest flies!

There were two things to contend with:

– A socket cutout needed to be made in one of the units for a plug socket. Since the cabinet backs are made from 18mm thick material there is no risk of comprising the structural integrity. (If you know where socket cutouts are needed ahead of time we can cut these cost for you in the factory)

– When the customer measured up there was some skirting board unaccounted for which meant one of the cabinetry runs was 60mm too wide. The customer dealt with this be cutting the top/bottom/back of one of the cabinet and all was good.

It’s good to be prepared for the unforeseen but rest assured with our system there is always a solution! In this case the customer dealt with it in their stride but if need be we are always available to help with a solution.

 

 

Walk-in Wardrobe in Walnut – Part II

You will have seen Richard’s fantastic design for a Walk-In Wardrobe earlier on in the DIY Wardrobes Information Center. The chosen material is Egger’s H3704 Tobacco Aida Walnut.

Now some pictures from the build as well as the final product!

Walk-In Wardrobe

 

Build in progress; View along walk-in wardrobe

Build in progress; View along walk-in wardrobe

Walk-In Wardrobe side view

Walk-In Wardrobe side view ‘Hers’

Walk-In Wardrobe shelves and drawer runners

Walk-In Wardrobe shelves and drawer runners

Open shelves

Open shelves

Shelves and drawer fronts

Hers

Walk-In wardrobe 'his'

His

Bedroom suite in Driftwood

Henrik designed this stylish bedroom suite in Egger H3090 Driftwood. As well as the units  around the bed there are two TV wall units.

Headboard with lit light

Headboard with lit light

TV Wall with lit light

TV Wall with lit light

The TV unit comprises matching Driftwood/High Gloss acrylic panels behind the TV and a double drawer unit. The drawer units use Blum Movento TIP-On drawer units to provide a touch to open action.

This unit was designed as three separate cabinets – an overall wide cabinet in Driftwood and two  smaller units with one drawer that fit inside the larger cabinet.

The large wide cabinet is made up of double thickness material and we bonded two sheets of 18MM Driftwood to make up a 36MM thickness.

Cabinets left hand side of the bed, with mirror

Cabinets left hand side of the bed, with mirror

TV cabinet

TV cabinet

Top cupboard with a stay

Top cupboard with a stay

Hanging space with inside cupboard top lighting

Hanging space with illuminated wardrobe rail

As you might notice from the socket, this apartment is in Continental Europe, namely Copenhagen. After designing for his place in London, Henrik went on to do this beautiful job for his apartment in Copenhagen.

TV cabinet

TV cabinet frontage

 

Light Montana Oak Wardrobe

Bernard in Kent designed this angled wardrobe in (light Montana) oak.

Angled wardrobe frontage

Angled wardrobe frontage

Angled wardrobe

Angled wardrobe

Angled wardrobe side

Angled wardrobe side

Angled wardrobe top

Angled wardrobe top

This cabinet is angled in the depth. At the top of the angle rather than ending to a point, we create a flat section so that the doors lie flat on the carcass at the top of the cabinet.

Angled wardrobe inside space

Angled wardrobe inside space

Hanging rails house longer clothes as well as shirts which leave space for shelving below.

This design is structured as two cabinets; one two-door and one three-door. By splitting into two cabinets, each door is kept to a workable width and the respective cabinets can be allocated to either shelving or hanging. In the factory we cut a single plinth piece to span both cabinets.

Conversion of bedroom into walk-in wardrobe – in white melamine

This walk-in wardrobe was designed and built by Mark in Croydon.

Hanging space

Hanging space

The walk-in wardrobe consists of a number of open shelves, hanging spaces for long dresses as well as shirts and trousers, deep drawers. Big open spaces above hanging rails allow for storage of hat boxes and/or blankets, spare duvets and pillows.

Blum Movento tip-on drawer runners mean handle-less design can be achieved.

Shelves

Shelves

Mark started off designing with angled cabinetry. We can make angled cabinetry, however, in this case there were several corners which added complexity. Without much of a space-win for an angled cabinet Mark decided on square cabinetry.

New cabinetry built around existing built-in wardrobe

New cabinetry built around existing built-in wardrobe

As can be seen in this picture, Mark has designed the cabinet bottom height (plinth) to match the existing skirting.