Budgeting Your Dream Wardrobe

Owning the perfect modular wardrobe doesn’t necessarily have to empty your pockets. At Metrika, our design consultants strive to engineer the wardrobe of your dreams that is suited to your exact space and budget requirements. We walk you through the process step-by-step, right from material choices to layout, in order to create a design that is tailored exactly to your specifications.

 

1) Understanding your requirements 

The layout of your wardrobe depends primarily upon your lifestyle requirements and space availability. For example, a child would require more drawers and cubicles which would add up on the cost of material and workmanship, whereas an adult would need more full-length spaces to hang formal clothes, suits or dresses. More often than not a significant part of the wardrobe gets wasted simply because of non-functional pockets of space. Our job is to help you utilize every nook and corner to make sure you use every bit of space that you are paying for.

 

2) Choosing the right material 

The choice of material for your wardrobe is the main factor that affects costing. The most common choices are plywood, laminate, and steel. Costing also varies depending on your choice of finish on the outside, such as matte, high gloss, acrylic or glass. The principal factor in deciding the inside material is durability, especially to protect your belongings from damp and mildew during the wet seasons. The outside can be as fancy as you want to make it, with shuttered doors or an open wardrobe style being the most cost effective. Some even chose to have mirrors on their wardrobe doors. While this does save on wall space, glass is usually prone to cracking, chipping or fogging over time.

 

3) Accessorize 

There are so many ways to imbibe creativity within your wardrobe design to best utilize the space according to your needs, all within a tight budget. Wardrobe accessories can not only help your organize better, but also utilize those pockets of space in the corners or fill up adjacent walls. Wardrobe lift is a great example of space utilization by helping you access the higher spaces for hanging clothes on a rod that can be pulled down. Simpler accessories like a tie/belt/scarf hanger can fit into one single narrow vertical space on the side of your wardrobe, while a pullout pant organizer can neatly arrange all your trousers on a rack placed at the bottom of your closet. The estimated cost of your wardrobe depends on what accessories you go ahead with, and our consultants can help you decide which options align with your needs perfectly.