Ian's Story

The Brief

Ian and his young family moved into their smart four-bedroom property in 1999 and some 16 years on, they are now in the middle of a complete redecoration project. With Jake, one of their sons now away at uni, they took the opportunity to completely overhaul his room! 

As Jake only comes home occasionally, they said it was important to ensure the room was not only suitable for him, but could also double up as a guest bedroom for the many family and friends they have visiting. They therefore wanted something quite grown-up and classy. Having had a wardrobe installed by Sharps in their master bedroom way back in 2003, and it still looking as good today as it did when it was installed, the couple didn’t hesitate in getting in touch again.

Ian Bennett

Ian Bennett
West Horsley, Surrey

Job Summary

  • High ceilings
  • Lots of storage space needed
  • Bedroom to double as guest room
  • Old wardrobes didn't reach the ceiling resulting in wasted space
We’re delighted with the finished result. We had a fantastic fitter and were really impressed by his workmanship. At Sharps
Before Image
Jake has so many shoes and clothes, we needed lots of storage for them. Like most students, he brings his washing home, so we also needed a place for all of his clean laundry - we no longer wanted to walk into the room and find a floordrobe! Ian Bennett

The Solution

The room is quite small in size, so there was not much the designer could recommend in terms of changing the existing layout. But, in order to fully maximise all available space, he did recommend installing fitted wardrobes with top boxes - ideal to keep folders and books in when Jake is back from uni.

The wardrobes have plenty of single and double hanging space, shelving to keep all of Jake’s hats, joggers and hoodies neat and tidy. Plus, we added three spotlights above the wardrobes, which look really modern and add extra light sources to the room. A large low line six-drawer chest was also installed, providing much additional storage space.

After Image
After Image
  • Three door wardrobe installed
  • Top boxes were included to maximise space and ceiling height
  • Lots of shelving, double and single hanging and low line chest of drawers for storage
After Image

How we did it

The Sharps designer helped the couple choose Cosmopolitan wardrobes and low line furniture in white gloss with a dark walnut frame. The contemporary white gloss helped to reflect light around the small room and the wood finish of the frame added a traditional element, which together complemented the period style property.

Here’s a list of the finishing touches and suppliers the Bennetts utilised to complete the look:

Handles: Sharps, Slim Chrome

Walls: Dulux Moonshimmer

Carpet: John Lewis, Nickel

How we did it
How we did it
  • Cosmopolitan range in white gloss and a dark walnut frame
  • Matching low line furniture
  • Three stylish and practical spotlights were installed
  • White gloss finish to reflect light around the small space
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