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Wardrobe Materials- The many choices

Posted on February 24, 2012 by admin There have been 0 comments

The materials used on the interior and exterior of built-in wardrobes are constantly evolving due to changing design schemes, innovation and improvements on efficiency.


Since the early 90s, the standard wardrobe materials have stayed relatively the same; Framed mirror, melamine doors etc. However, in the last 8 years a larger emphasis has been placed on making the wardrobe one of the features of the bedroom, serving a greater purpose than simply hanging clothes and storage. While standard mirrored framed wardrobes still remain the most popular due to their low price and neutral finish, customised finishes are only slightly trailing.


The material used on the interior of a wardrobe is one area that most people have trouble deciding on. Make the internal with elegantly finished materials (Polyurethane, timber veneer, coloured laminate) or keep it in standard white?

At first glance, the customised materials would seem the inevitable choice, given the beautiful features of each. But before making that decision there are some significant things to consider: The cost and the relevance of that finish to the overall decor of the room.

One of the biggest setbacks is the big difference in cost between a standard white melamine finish and a customised colour finish. Depending on the size, you could be looking to pay between 30% - 70% more. This variation in price is definitely worth the added benefits and value. However, this may come down to the personal budget of individuals.

Another factor to consider is the relevance of having customised materials in the wardrobe, if the decor of the room is not suited. If the room the built-in wardrobe is going in is a garage where heavy tools or sharp objects are the most likely users of the storage space, the sensitivity of the materials will need to be considered also.


The same can be said for wardrobe exteriors- the best looking doors are usually the most expensive. However, the more expensive the doors are, the greater the value  added to your home.

At Impressive Wardrobes, the interior and exterior of your built-in wardrobe can consist of White Melamine, Raw MDF, Mirror glass (exterior), Coloured glass (exterior), Solid timber (exterior), timber veneer, Coloured laminate melamine board and Polyurethane (Satin, Semi-gloss, Full gloss).


For a closer look or any other questions on wardrobe materials, feel free to email us at, give our office a ring on (02) 9796 1022 or vist our showroom- open 7 days (excluding public holidays).








This post was posted in Sliding Door Wardrobes, Custom Made Wardrobes, DIY Wardrobes, Multiple Wardrobe Colours, Room Wardrobes, Built in Wardrobe Designs, Bedroom Wardrobe


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