Maximising space with clever overbed storage
When Alison Clack and her husband started to get tired of their limited wardrobe space, they decided to make a change. Wanting to make the most of every inch of space from floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall, Sharps were their first port of call.
The Clacks were having trouble with the wardrobes in their bedroom, “Previously my husband and I had a corner wardrobe which was really awkward to get in to, especially if we wanted to use it at the same time”. Wanting to make a big change and with practicality in mind, the pair set their hearts on fitted wardrobes to get the most out of their bedroom, “We have a really long but narrow bedroom, so we knew fitted wardrobes would make the most of it”.
When deciding on who to go to for their new fitted wardrobes, Sharps were the obvious choice for the Clacks, “We saw Sharps advertised on the TV and liked the look of the wardrobes. We looked at others but kept coming back to Sharps”. So, they went ahead and booked a free home design visit with one of our design experts. Alison tells us, “Our designer Pete was very good. I told him that I wanted a contemporary look to the room and storage over my bed because I had seen a photo on the website that I liked. He wasn’t pushy at all and really helped us picture the whole design”.
We saw Sharps advertised on the TV and liked the look of the wardrobes. We looked at others but kept coming back to Sharps
As every one of our fitted wardrobes is completely bespoke and tailored to your bedroom, we can work around any quirks and fit furniture in any nooks and crannies. Alison and her husband faced the problem of an awkward shaped room, “Our bedroom is far from square, but my husband and I wanted to have a side of the wardrobe each”. At Sharps, there’s nothing we can’t work around, so we came up with a fantastic solution.
Peter designed fitted wardrobes that incorporated Alison’s preference of a bed bridge and two wardrobes placed either side of the bed. He also added two matching bedside tables, creating a fully fitted bedroom. Alison was delighted with the new look and feel of her room, “With double wardrobes each side of the bed, it makes everything much more comfortable”. And thanks to the special design of Sharps fitted wardrobes, Alison had even more space, “Because there are no sides or back, the wardrobes are wall to wall so we have extra space, which is great”.
At Sharps, we have plenty of interior storage options available, giving every item its own place. The Clacks chose rails for hanging, drawers for jumpers and shelves for cosmetics, “I love that it’s all behind closed doors, it makes everything feel tidier”. And style wise, they opted for our Cosmopolitan range in the high gloss white finish and dove grey frame, “I like the modern, crisp look and it’s so easy to clean. I absolutely love the handles too as they have a bit of glitter in them”.
It’s safe to say that the Clacks were thrilled with their new fitted wardrobes. So thrilled in fact, that they decided to fit their son’s bedroom with Sharps fitted wardrobes too. They opted for the same range, colour and finish with different handles and a few shoe racks. And it sounds like it won’t be long til they’re back at Sharps again, “We have another bedroom that we want to do and we’re definitely going to come back to Sharps”.
The wardrobe opposite the bed, features white glass Sliding Doors, as they were the only option that would fit such a narrow space, and they are, as Jan puts it, ‘the perfect space saver’. Behind the sliding doors, there is both single and double hanging space for Jan’s many clothes, plus shelves that she uses for her shoes.In the single wardrobe, there is double hanging with a shelf and this is where all of Jan’s partner’s stuff gets hidden away! The designer recommended the handles – and that they were installed horizontally across the bed-bridge, so that they look modern and fit in with the style of the room.