How To Measure Your Space

Measuring for your available space accurately may sound daunting, but in reality it’s really easy to do. This guide will walk you through the basic measurements that you require. By the end of this walkthrough, you will have everything that you need to use our Wardrobe Designer with confidence.

If you are not sure exactly what you need to do, simply get in touch with our talented designers – they can talk you through exactly what to do and provide every last bit of information that you could possibly need.

Height

If you want your wardrobes to be full ceiling height, we strongly recommend opting for adjustable legs in the Wardrobe Designer, particularly if the floor is carpeted.

If you opt for the adjustable legs – take the full floor-to-ceiling height and subtract 15mm from the measurement to use in the Wardrobe Designer.

If you do not opt for adjustable legs – take extra care in the accuracy of your measurement. In this instance, take the full floor-to-ceiling height and subtract 5mm from the measurement to use in the Wardrobe Designer (to allow for a slight tolerance in manufacture and temperature expansion of the wood).

Finally:

If you have a single unit (as opposed to 2 or more units that stack on top of one another) intended to be full ceiling height, you will need to assemble the unit upright. Simply refer to the instructions enclosed with your order for guidance.

Width

If you want to fit your wardrobe snugly between two walls, such that you are working to an exact width, take the exact width of the space that you are looking to fit your order into and subtract 10mm.

With every order we will send 6 lengths of wood, made to suit the height of the unit and in various thicknesses – 2x 3mm, 2x 6mm and 2x 9mm – these should be used to fill any gap between the sides of the units and the walls that come from the unit being that bit smaller than the width while still ensuring that everything is to the same specification as the unit itself.

Sloped Units

There are three measurements that we require in the Wardrobe Designer in order to produce an angled unit. 

First, we need the minimum height, which is to say the height on the ‘shortest’ side. Next, we require the maximum height, which is the height on the tallest side – we would then need the width between these two points (this would be the “width” in the Wardrobe Designer).

It is worth noting that a unit in the Wardrobe Designer cannot have both a sloped and a level top, a unit is either sloped or rectangular. However, you can of course put a sloped unit next to a rectangular unit to make any combination that you need.