European Designed, Affordable, Walk in and Reach in Wardrobes.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Installation

How do I prepare for my wardrobe installation?

Removal of existing wardrobe: We often are replacing an existing wardrobe and this needs to be dismantle before our work can begin. This includes patching the wall and painting. This can be done by you or you may need to hire a general handyman.

Remove your personal items: We need a clear space in which to install your wardrobe so all personal effects and clothes need to be removed before we start any installation. Including pets!

We need to clear access: We will need clear driveway success to your home or access to a service lift if you live in an apartment.

How long does an installation take?

Our installations, on average, take half a day. You don't have to be there for the entire installation but its a good idea to be there at the end in case you have any questions. We can keep in contact via mobile phone as to the progress.

In a walk in wardrobe how much space do I need to leave on an adjoining wall?

We recommend 590mm for hanging sections. This additional space accommodates standard hangers that extend beyond the 420mm depth of the vertical panel.

Can you install into concrete walls?

Yes we can!

How wide are your drawers and baskets?

Our drawers come in 4 standard sizes 457mm, 610mm, 762mm, 915mm or custom widths available and baskets come in a set size of 610mm (inside partition width)

How much space do I need for a corner shelf unit?

Corner unit shelves take up 729mm (width) both sides of the internal corner.

My wardrobe is an odd size. How can I customize to fit?

By using "cut to size" hanging and shelving modular units, custom made to your exact measurements.

Can I install drawers next to each other using the same vertical panel?

Yes you can, as our drawer units only cover 8mm each side of our 18mm vertical panel. Cannot place drawer unit next to a hutch unit (dresser) due to different depths of each unit.

What important points should I consider when designing the layout of my wardrobe?

* It is important to keep in mind the following points;
* Note the location and type of room door, including the swing direction.
* Make a note of any permanent light fixtures, switch plates, outlets
and ductwork etc.
* When designing a reach-in wardrobe, keep the drawers and baskets centred
in the door opening.
*Take note of any Nib returns (or door jambs) - you need to make sure there is clearance.
It's a good idea to place cut-to-size hanging or shelving at ends, to ensure clearance.

Are the wardrobes mounted to the floor or the wall?

We have two systems available with the wall mounted system being less expensive and easier to clean. The wall mounted system is popular with reach in wardrobes, hall and linen closets and smaller walk in wardrobes. We do tend to find with the larger walk in wardrobes that we use a combination of floor mounted and wall mounted options. The floor mounted systems look quite elegant and can have the option of larger drawers.

Walk In Wardrobe

What is the overall depth of your pre-cut panels?

All of our panels are 420mm deep, with the exception of the hutch unit which extends from 420mm to 538mm in the lower half of the unit.

In a walk in wardrobe how much space do I need to leave on an adjoining wall?

We recommend 590mm for hanging sections. This additional space accommodates standard hangers that extend beyond the 420mm depth of the vertical panel.

How wide are your drawers and baskets?

All our drawers and baskets come in a set size of 610mm (inside partition width)

How much space do I need for a corner shelf unit?

Corner shelves take up 729mm

Can I install drawers next to each other using the same vertical panel?

Yes you can, as our drawer units only cover 8mm each side of our 18mm vertical panel. Cannot place drawer unit next to a hutch unit (dresser) due to different depths of each unit.

What is a corner Insert?

The term "corner insert" refers to the opening required to leave between an internal corner to accommodate hanger clearance or open shelving space into a corner. This procedure eliminates what's known as a dead corner.

Included in our cut-to-size (CTS) section, we have allowed a measurement of up to 250mm; this is a single horizontal panel (corner insert) that completes the top shelf this can be a minimum of 180mm.

How thick are the shelves and what are they made from.

The standard 18mm shelf is a thermally fused laminate applied over a HMR (High Moisture Resistance) particle board. Our shelves perform better than the common 16mm board that is often used by cabinet makers.

What sizes are available for the cabinet drawers and how are they made.

Our cabinet soft closing drawers are thermally fused laminate and come in three different heights. (135mm, 189mm and 285mm) The widths can be custom tailored to your wardrobe design and layout. There is only one choice of material for the cabinet fronts but you can have different solid colours or wood melamine.

What Are the hanging rail options?

Most wardrobe systems don't give you many options when it comes to hanging your clothes. We can tailor the hanging to suit your requirements from business shirt or blouse height to medium hang size clothes through to full length. Double length options are also available (medium hanging one underneath the other).You can have various sized hanging areas to best utilise the space in your wardrobe.

Do your wardrobes have back panels?

Our walk in and reach in wardrobes are sold without back panels as we find this is an unnecessary expense.

Are the shelves adjustable?

Yes our shelves are fully adjustable and sit on standard 5mm pins that can be repositioned to suit.

Our Service

How can I see Wardrobe System products?

Check out the installation gallery and the accessory pages on this website to get you started. When we do a measure up we can go through the various options available to you that suits your budget.

What are the differences between Ikea, Bunnings and other wardrobe options out there.

There are very few companies in Victoria that specialise just in walk in and reach in wardrobes. Often they are kitchen cabinet makers that offer wardrobes on the side.

Here are the main differences:

Custom design: We design your layout with you so there is no wasted space and it suits your needs. There is no one size fits all.

Quality: Our shelves are thicker, the accessories are very high quality and we build to last a life time.

Storage Capacity:  Our drawers are generally deeper providing a lot more room.

Choices: We have a wide range of design options, accessories, colours including woodgrain that aren't available anywhere else. 

Profession Installers - We have professional cabinet makers install your wardrobe so you don't have to be bothered with it.

 

Where do you offer your wardrobe services?

Currently we operate in greater Geelong, Bellarine Peninsula including the Surf Coast and the greater Melbourne areas.

What is the warranty?

Our products are sold to you free from defects in materials and workmanship and carry a limited lifetime residential warranty. Should there be any issues Wardrobe Systems will repair or replace any component you have purchased at no charge.

How long does a design consultation take.

Generally it takes half an hour to go through your requirements and measure the space you have available.

Can I take the wardrobe when I leave?

This is not recommended as the wardrobe has been designed and installed for the exact space within your home. If you are selling and moving on your walk in wardrobes could be a selling point.

Do you provide plans of your walk in robes

Yes, we offer a free CAD drawing service to scale of the layout and front elevation of your room.