Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Preparing for your new fitted wardrobes.

At Mirror Image we always take great care to ensure that every furniture installation we undertake is completed as quickly and safely as possible and with the minimum amount of inconvenience to you - without compromising on a high quality finish. To ensure that your installation goes as smoothly as possible, there are a number of things you can do to help our fitters before we arrive.
Due to health and safety reasons our fitters must wear their footwear at all times. Whilst we do bring our own dust sheets with us, any additional sheets you have would be useful in protecting your carpet or flooring from damage. 

During the installation they will also be carrying large panels through your property, so to give them plenty of room to operate we ask that you remove any ornaments, light fittings, pictures and furniture that may cause an obstruction.
Some other queries that often come up are listed below;

Removal of old furniture: Where possible, it is ideal if you can remove any existing wardrobes, drawer sets and beds from the room. This makes the fitters job a lot easier and faster. If you can't remove them for any reason, if you can let us know in advance then we can generally arrange someone to come out and remove them from your room before your fitting date. We can dispose of old furniture, but this does carry an additional fee.

Plug sockets and light switches: Unfortunatley, we are not qualified to undertake any electrical work. Therefore we would always recommend that where it is necessary to move a socket, this is carried out in advance of installing your furniture. Our team can recommend a number of qualified electricians to carry out this work should you require one. We can, however, cut spaces in the wardrobe to gain access to plug sockets if you prefer.

Carpets and flooring: To ensure a precise and accurate finish to your installation, it is best to remove or roll back existing carpet from the area of the installation. If you are planning to fit a new carpet in the room, we would advise that this is done after the installation of your new furniture. This is so your new wardrobe will not drop after a period of time. Whilst our fitters will not be able to cut, remove or install any carpet, we can recommend a number of experienced carpet fitters to carry out this work for you.

Underfloor pipes and heating:  If your room is fitted with underfloor heating or any pipes run through the area where your wardrobe is going please let us know in advance.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

What is best for me and my wardrobe? Hinged Doors or Sliding Doors?

Choosing your bespoke wardrobe can be a daunting task. You will be amazed of the vast number of choices available for you to choose from. Often, visitors to our showroom in Rotherham are surprised at the different styles and finishes that can be chosen. 
But before we discuss wood and glass colours or interior designs, we always establish which type of door will be the most appropriate for each individual customer. Both will add elegance, style and a distinct character to your room; but offer different benefits.
Hinged Door Wardrobes
  • Smaller space for the actual wardrobe is required, normally around 570mm for the depth (but the opening of the doors must be considered)
  • A wide range of handles to choose from. Each handle gives a different feel to your wardrobes, from chunky bar handles, to elegant crystal knobs.
  • Unlike sliding door wardrobes, where in most instances half of the space will be concealed at any one time, all of the doors on a hinged wardrobe can be opened at once to allow for better access.

Sliding Door Wardrobes
  • You don't need to worry about additional opening space for sliding doors.
  • Sliding doors can brighten up a dark room with the amount of mirror or coloured glass on show.
  • Unlike hinged doors, sliding doors don't require plinths or infills to provide clearance from the floor and ceiling. You will therefore benefit from additional storage space.
  • With the addition of mid-rails, you can create a truly unique door.

So to answer the question, both types of wardrobe offer a range of benefits and their suitability will depend entirely on your individual requirements or the limitations of your room. We provide a free and impartial quotation service where we will come to your property to discuss your requirements. There is very little difference in terms of price between the two types of door and both can be supplied in a range of design finishes to suit your budget.
At Mirror Image we offer both styles of wardrobe in a range of design finishes, with all of our furniture produced from scratch by the skilled craftsmen in our Rotherham Workshop. By coming into our showroom for an initial chat we can discuss the unique characteristics of your room and guide you towards a style and design that will maximise every inch of space you have available.

Monday, 22 June 2015

Advantages of Fitted Wardrobes

Whether you are moving into a new home or remodeling your current one, sorting out your room space is not as easy as it seems. You never want to suffocate your room with too many furniture, but you don’t want to be look empty and depressing as well. So you should always look for interior design ideas that allow you to create a balanced space and a warm home. The most common problem with furniture is usually wardrobe and shelves that you need to place your clothes on and other necessary stuff. One very practical and space-saving solution (if the layout of a room allows) is installing built in wardrobes. Households in South Yorkshire are beginning to appreciate benefits of these wardrobes, especially as the sales of new homes is on the rise.
Fitted wardrobes can best benefit an irregularly shaped room where adding a standing wardrobe can really ruin the look of the whole room. Other than their functionality, built-in wardrobes can be customized to comply with the interior design and colors of your bedroom or living room. You can choose from two styles of doors; Hinged or sliding. Both Styles have their advantages and cons, and you should decide which type will best suit your home.
All of our wardrobes are made from Melamine face chipboard which is comes in a wide range of colours. This type of board is very strong, durable and eco-friendly. Our home design consultants will work with you to find the perfect board colour for your room. Some people use built in wardrobes to make their room look bigger by choosing lighter colours and putting mirrors on the chosen doors. So you save space and make your wardrobe even more practical.
Other than your home, built in wardrobes are also used in offices that require lots of space for documentation and file storage. We can provide custom work spaces to suit all you and your office needs.