How To Measure Your Space

Measuring 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 you need. By the end of this walk-through, you will have everything you need to use our Wardrobe Designer with confidence.

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

Did You Know?

Measuring edge-to-edge can be tricky when you have a bulky tape-measure case to contend with, but did you know that every one has the width of the casing stamped on it for convenience? Simply add this on to the measurement taken on the tape part for an accurate total.

Measure the Height of Your Fitted Wardrobe
Measuring the height

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 40mm 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, measure the exact width of the space that you want to fill and subtract 10mm. You then have the width measurement to use in the Wardrobe Designer.

Important: It’s common for homes to have slightly bowed walls. To ensure your design will fit neatly in your space, we recommend taking a measurement at the top, middle and bottom of the space. Use the smallest width measurement recorded (minus 10mm as above) in the Wardrobe Designer.

With every order we 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.