Large white sloping alcove units in basement bedroom

After having received a very high quote from a carpenter for a built in understairs unit for a basement in London, Jason found us on diywardrobes.co.uk
Carpenters often are not keen on angles nor drawers, as both require great precision, which can be difficult to achieve on site.

With the help of the Information Center on diywardrobes.co.uk Jason set out designing the built-in cabinets himself and the well turned out result can be seen below.
These built-in cabinets for his basement bedroom vary in individually sized units providing shelving, hanging spaces as well as drawer spaces, just as Jason had been looking for.

‘Mussel’ MFC walk-in wardrobe

This walk-in wardrobe had to fit in a confined space with a low ceiling, in a London top floor flat. There are plenty of hanging rails, as well as some higher shelving and drawers at the bottom.

Walk-in wardrobe (scribe pieces to be added later)


When a walk-in wardrobe without doors is the design aim, we recommend that the drawers are inset, to give clean cabinet carcass lines, as in this case.
The scribe pieces are yet to be fitted.
Material used: Egger’s Mussel (U100)

Dust Grey MFC corner unit with sliding doors

This project required an unusual design to fit in an Oxfordshire cottage. Using diywardrobes.co.uk Mike designed a corner unit with sliding doors.
Material used: Egger’s Dust Grey (U732) MFC

Dust Grey corner unit with sliding doors


The project consists of 3 separate cabinets. The corner unit with doors houses a curved 30x15mm plated steel hanging rail for shirts and other short items that require hanging. The cabinets left and right of the corner unit hide shelves and drawers behind the sliding doors.

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.

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.

 

 

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.

 

Stylish Bedroom with gloss white cabinet and custom made curved desk

Caroline in Oxfordshire designed this stylish bedroom with high-gloss, mirror cabinet and custom made desk.

High gloss floor to ceiling cabinet with mirrors

High gloss floor to ceiling cabinet with mirrors

The high-gloss, floor to ceiling cabinets fits beautifully into this bedroom with sloped ceilings. To follow the slope of the ceiling the cabinets are angled in depth dimension using our Cabinet Designer online design tool.

Build in progress - Interior with rails, shelves and angled back

Build in progress – Interior with rails, shelves and angled back

The cabinet’s interior consists of 4 white MFC carcasses, which are built individually – this makes the build easier and the wardrobe much stronger. Once the carcasses are built, they are shuffled into position and joined to each other using 30mm long wood screws.

Scribe pieces are supplied to hide the gaps between wall and cabinet side (see Gaps – Scribe pieces). Caroline chose to have 3 carcasses with hanging rails and one narrower carcass with shelves.


The curved custom made desk is high-gloss as well. It’s generally not advised to use high-gloss on horizontal surfaces as dust settles on it, but if you are a clean person, you are a clean person. This is just one rule, and rules are there to be broken.

Build in progress

Build in progress

High gloss curved desk with sideboard

High gloss curved desk with sideboard

The Blum Movento drawers and Blum Motion doors on the sideboard are all Slow-Closing (see Slow-Closing). For her made-to-measure desk Caroline specified the curved profile. This was machined by a flatbed CNC in our workshop. We supplied a stainless steel cable outlet and a stainless steel desk leg to finish off the stylish desk.


To make the mirrored doors we provided 15mm thick white primed MDF blanks. These were taken to a local glazier and 4mm mirror glass was bonded to it. The end result was a custom size mirrored doors ready hinged in a thickness that matched the 19mm thick gloss doors.

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Finished mirror cabinet

DPCP71821_frontage2

Finished mirror cabinet

Fully furnished bedroom

Fully furnished bedroom

Fully furnished bedroom

Fully furnished bedroom