Renovation: 3 different types of wardrobes for your dressing area

Wardrobes of today are supposed to be an organised, pleasing design feature of our bedrooms. The following are the types you can consider for your home, whether you live in a HDB flat, apartment or landed house.


Freestanding: a pre-fabricated unit

The Plisse wardrobe by Novamobili, from W Atelier, is so stylish it instantly luxes up even the plainest of rooms.


- Can be moved around, making it especially suitable for people who are renting, as you can take it with you instead of leaving it behind

- Lots of stylish, even modular, designs to choose from in the market, which means a hassle-free process as you don’t need to engage someone to design it from scratch and construct it for you

- Cash and carry


- It comes in fixed sizes, which means that you might not be able to maximise a given space

- You won’t have a unique look and will have design restrictions


Built-in: custom-designed and fitted into your space

Legno series of wardrobes from Raumplus, available at The Ewins Home, allows you to utilise corners with an L-shape design.


- Space is utilised efficiently, as it is made by measuring the available area and constructing the wardrobe directly into the room

- Can be installed even in the smallest spaces, as size is made to measure

- Design flexibility to suit individual storage needs — apart from the wardrobe exterior, you can tailor your wardrobe interior with different combinations of shelves, racks, rails and fittings

- Can even integrate other components, such as a desk, dressing table or seat


- Expensive, as it’s tailor made and you need a professional to construct it

- Once installed it becomes a permanent fixture


Walk-in: a room or sectioned off space where everything is stored or displayed openly

Create a luxurious dressing sanctuary with Poliform wardrobe solutions, from Space.


- Keeps clutter out of sight from the bedroom and yet have a large space with lots of shelves to store clothes, bags and accessories

- With it you can have the trendy “boutique-style” feel — like stepping into a store where everything is visible

- Increases the value of your home, as this is a highly-desired feature

- No need for individual doors or panels within the walk-in wardrobe


- You need to have the luxury of space, just for a devoted room for your clothes

- Requires planning and possibly structural alterations, and therefore best done only during renovation

- Expensive, as it’s tailor made and you need a professional to construct it