Highly Skilled and Experienced Fitter fitting a Mainau Birch Cupboard

Why Choose a Local Fitted Furniture Company?

In the furniture industry, there’s a mix of two types of furniture: the mass-produced, free-standing kind and custom-made, bespoke fitted furniture. Together with this, you have the big franchises and then you have the local, family-run stores that manufacture and sell them.

The chain furniture stores rely on big advertising budgets and high volume to attract customers. Whereas the locally owned stores rely on their customer service, personalised attention and link to the community for sales.

White Gloss Custom Hinged Wardrobe

In a local fitted furniture store, customers will always be greeted with a warm handshake, a friendly smile and treated like a guest in their home. Their prices will usually be better than a mega-franchise store and because they have more time for “attention to detail”, their quality will be of the highest standard.

In local stores, sales representatives are better trained as more time and care would go into each staff member. They will have an excellent knowledge of the products and ready to offer you great advice and solutions.

Many shops have built up an excellent reputation in the local communities by providing fantastic service and aftercare. If you have any problems finding the right fitted furniture store for your needs, check Google maps local search or ask friends to see if they can recommend a retailer they might have used before.

Fitter fitting a Macassar Kitchen Unit

One major difference between big franchises and the local fitted furniture companies are their lead times. Bigger franchises tend to have an average lead time of 4-6 weeks, while local bespoke fitted furniture companies offer a 2-week lead time, possibly even less! This is due to not having an overwhelming amount of jobs to work on and secondly, because the company is local, your product will be delivered to you immediately.

Metro Wardrobes are a family run, bespoke fitted wardrobe company based in Wembley, London.
We are proud to be one of the top leading fitted furniture companies that design and produce all our stunning wardrobes in-house.

Housing the biggest showroom and factory in the UK, with countless sliding wardrobes, hinged wardrobes, walk-in wardrobes and home office styles on display, you are sure to find what you are looking for.

 

We have the quickest lead time of any of our big named competitors – 12 days! and all our products are custom-made to your requirements with a 10-year guarantee.

So, put your faith in us – with our excellent customer service and aftercare, you are in great hands to find exactly what you need to make your home look extraordinary.

“It is not the walls that make the city, but the people who live within them. – George VI”

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6 steps to your beautiful fitted home

Step 1 – Browse our online gallery

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Take the time to browse through our site and get a feel for who we are as a company.

We are constantly updating our website with clear information on all our exceptional products and services. With an abundance of up-to-date project photographs, you are able to gather a bounty of inspiration.

From Fitted Bedrooms, Living Rooms, Home Offices, Loft Spaces and Hallways…there is a wealth of design ideas for you to view.

Step 2 – Visit our Showroom

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Come and meet the team for a cup of coffee at our locally based Wembley showroom – The best way to guide and broaden your knowledge on our fitted wardrobes.

With brand-new stunning displays, our professional consultants will provide you excellent design ideas and solutions for your requirements.

We showcase a gallery of 200 various colours, finishes, materials and accessories from Egger, XyloCleaf, Hafele and Ostermann ranges.

Moreover, we are equipped with the latest German technology in our in-house factory, so you’ll be able to see our most stunning-quality fitted furniture for yourself.

Please feel free to bring your plans and measurements for a free quotation!

Step 3 – Book your free design consultation

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Call us or request a call back to speak to our friendly staff to get you booked in for a free home designer visit.

We are more than happy to provide you with a rough quote over the phone and answer any additional questions you may have.

Step 4 – Measuring up and Design

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Let our designers do all the hard work. Our free site survey includes an accurate measure-up and assessment. Our experts will then take the time to listen to all your requirements and offer you helpful advice and solutions on your space-saving ideas and furniture.

All our designs are created using the latest 3D design software. Computer generated images will show exactly how your room will appear once your desired furniture is fitted. You will be able to try out and test how different colours and finishes will look in your room until you are 100% happy with the final design.

Step 5 – Manufacture

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Once you are pleased with your design, the manufacturing process begins. Using the highest standard boards and fittings from Germany, together with cutting-edge, advanced machinery and Airtec 2mm edging system, we ensure the highest quality and craftsmanship of your fitted furniture.

Metro Wardrobes have recently adopted the eco-friendly scheme. Click to find out more.

Step 6 – Installation with 10 years guarantee

Highly Skilled and Experienced Fitter fitting a Mainau Birch Cupboard

With the fastest lead-time of any other manufacturer, your built-in wardrobes will be fitted and completed within 2 weeks of placing an order!

Our professionally trained team of fitters will come to your home and install your fitted furniture with no hassle – simply leaving your home clean and tidy with gorgeous new fitted wardrobes.

All our products and works come with a 10-year guarantee. This which means if for any unfortunate reason something needs to be fixed or repaired, we will come and rectify it!

All you need to do is get in touch with us and we will get it sorted! Stress-free!

Natural Dijon Walnut Walk in Wardrobe

Bespoke Fitted Walk-in Wardrobes: A Dream for Fashion lovers.

Walk-in Wardrobes are luxurious large closets, in which you can physically step into and move around in. For many people who hold an abundance of clothes and accessories, it’s a designated dressing area with plentiful space to store ample amounts of clothing, dresses, shoes and jewellery.

We all tend to believe these majestic closets of wonder belong in the finest or more spacious homes, but not anymore.

Natural Dijon Walnut Walk in Wardrobe

Many people nowadays are incorporating walk-in wardrobes into their homes to allow a little extravagance to their lifestyle. Not only do they look astonishing in appearance, they make good use of space adjoining sufficient value to the property.

If you have adequate space in your bedroom, it is certainly worth installing bespoke fitted walk-in wardrobes. A good suggestion is having a completely open walk-in wardrobe which connects to your room, without any doors in-between. This will allow plenty of light into your dressing area and create a much more lavishing appearance to the bedroom. To add an exceptional touch, you can enhance your walk-in wardrobe with warm LED lighting strips to create a soft and intimate ambience.

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Metro Wardrobes can easily turn this fantasy into reality. Here, all our walk-in closets are completely bespoke and fitted with a complete range of storage devices – including hanging rails, shelves, sliding drawers, tie racks, shoe racks, and alcoves. With a limitless variety of colours and styles, we have the best solutions to maximise your storage space for an efficient organisation of your clothes and accessories.

All our panels and fittings originate directly from our highly respected partners in Germany – Egger, XyloCleaf, Hafele and Ostermann.

Bespoke Walk In Wardrobes

We are Masters of bespoke, made-to-measure fitted walk-in wardrobes and have advanced technologies and experienced designers to allow your wardrobes to be built into any attic spaces, sloping ceilings or awkward corners.

Metro Wardrobes are leaders in recognising revolutionary strategies to add new functionality to classic and contemporary walk-in wardrobes. For a selection of sophisticated and elegant walk-in wardrobes, visit our website or showroom for special offers and discounts.

No matter how big of a shopaholic you may be, our London-based fitted furniture company will custom design and build the perfect walk-in wardrobe to cater for your fashion desires.

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High-quality, Stunning Surfaces by XyloCleaf

Metro Wardrobes offer an astonishing collection of mesmerising colours, textures and surfaces by XyloCleaf. The Italian melamine-faced chipboards are durable and perfectly finished, which will make your bespoke fitted wardrobes truly exceptional and inspiring.

Our knowledgeable team of professional designers will assist and guide you in choosing the perfect colours and styles to compliment your bedroom and turn your fitted furniture into pure masterpieces.

This beautifully fitted, Metro Santos Grey Scultura bedroom was produced from the exclusive XyloCleaf Italian wood texture range. Traditional, combined with contemporary fitted bedroom, with a gorgeous shade of brownish-grey colour and elegant woodgrains – radiates nothing but class. The handsome XyloCleaf range and bedroom design is an excellent choice as it is extremely functional and stylish. The minimalism of the bedroom has a simplistic touch gives off a calming feel to the bedroom.

Metro Wardrobes only select the highest quality furniture components like these bespoke panels from the XyloCleaf’s state of the art production factory.

When you choose to use a specialist fitted bedroom and kitchen company like Metro Wardrobes, you have the choice of designing your custom-made fitted wardrobe to your own taste and needs and let your bedroom furniture co-ordinate flawlessly with your home.

3 Points Worth Considering If You’re Looking for Fitted Bedrooms

If you are considering adding a fitted bedroom to your home, there are some key factors to keep in mind. We spend a large part of our lives in our bedrooms. Our bodies heal there, they recover from the day and they use that space to refresh our minds and reenergise our bodies. Bedrooms are for more than sleep and, as many psychiatrists will tell you, your surroundings affect your mood and your mood effects how well you sleep. If you don’t get a good night’s sleep, your body will not be able to perform as well as it should the next day and you could find yourself being less productive, more moody and more susceptible to illness.

What to Look for in a Fitted Wardrobe

Beyond the fact that our bedrooms contribute to our sleep and overall health, they also say something about our personal style. A bedroom that is put together from random pieces of furniture will often reflect on that person’s style and character whether it is accurate or not. When making the decision to upgrade to a fitted bedroom, your style is something you want to consider. In fact, there are 3 important points to consider when looking for a fitted bedroom and Metro Wardrobes would like to help you find one that suits your needs and your style.

Flow

When shopping for a fitted wardrobe, take into consideration the importance of the bedroom. Your bedroom should make you feel calm and relaxed and it should help you get the sleep your body needs. Creating a flow with the furnishings you choose is important so matching, or coordinating, your bedroom furnishings is important. A fitted bedroom will do that and help provide the perfect bedroom retreat in your home.

Style

The next point to consider is style. What does your style say about you? You spend a lot of time and money on your appearance and your clothing should have a dedicated space in your bedroom where it can be folded, hung or placed neatly and easy accessible. Your personal style also lends to your homes interior style. The way your home is decorated says a lot about you and a sliding door wardrobe will help accent your home and enable you to create a stylish bedroom that shows off your style and class.

Quality

Finally, when shopping for a fitted wardrobe, be sure to look for quality. It will become a part of your home after all and you want the best fitted wardrobe for your bedroom that will last and look good for many years to come. Metro Wardrobes offers a wide range of high quality, stylish and functional fitted wardrobes that will make your bedroom complete and give you a good night’s sleep as well.

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The Perfect Wardrobe for a Man in Suits

It’s 2018 and men are dressing better than ever. Gone are the days of skinny jeans and oversized t-shirts as they have given way to a new breed of man. One who cares about his appearance and isn’t afraid to wear a suit to work. Today’s man wants to look good and feel good about what he is wearing.

Tailored Suits are Trending

The new trend in men’s fashion is suits. More and more men are learning the fine art of wearing a suit and dressing to impress. For many men, it isn’t anything new as they have worn suits most of their adult life. But for those who are new to wearing a suit, there are some things they should know about organisation, particularly, a wardrobe.

A properly dressed gentleman needs a wardrobe. Wardrobes not only serve the function of being a place to store your clothing, but they can protect your clothing, keeping it looking newer, longer. How is that, you ask? Let’s take a look:

A Place for Everything

First off, a quality wardrobe from Metro Wardrobes in London will provide enough space as well as specific spaces for everything in your closet. From your ties and shoes, to suit jackets, shirts, trousers and more. Wardrobes provide the proper storage for your clothing and by making sure it is stored properly, it will not only look nicer when you take it out to wear it, but it will last longer.

Clothing that is bundled up or tossed on the back of a chair or worse, on the floor, will become wrinkled or soiled requiring frequent pressing and dry cleaning. This is when your high-end clothing becomes weak and begins to look aged. Thus the need for proper storage.

Wardrobes Add Space to Your Room

Wardrobes are also an excellent choice for flats that done offer much closet space. Rather than jamming your clothing into a too small closet space, you can store it elegantly in a wardrobe giving your room a luxe look that you can’t get from closets, clothes hampers or any other manner of clothes storage.

If you are considering adding a wardrobe to your home, choose a quality wardrobe that has enough space for your clothing and that can provide a custom-tailored look to your room. Metro Wardrobes offers a wide range of wardrobes to suit any need and any style. Contact us now and see what we have to offer today!

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Why Boards from EGGER dominate UK’s Fitted Furniture Market

The humble chipboard, alternatively known as particle or fibre board, has seen a steady gain of fortune ever since it saw light of day in 19th century Germany. Much derided as the cheaper and lesser cousin of virgin wood, the chipboard is overwhelmingly popular today for its unbeatable proposition of quality, affordability, and most importantly, eco-friendliness. The latter is made possible by the use of recycled wood, mostly sawmill residue, in combination with virgin wood, usually sourced from roundwood trees.

egger furniture board

The driving force behind the large scale adoption of chipboard has been, and continues to be, the EGGER Group. The company makes boards for a wide range of applications like house building, flooring, bespoke furniture, kitchen tops and countless others. Some of EGGER’s fastest selling products are laminated chipboards, MDF boards, plywood, worktops, and decorative panels with the company being the largest player in the segment in Europe.

egger fitted bedroom furniture

This begs the question, what makes EGGER boards fly off the shelves so quickly and so consistently.

  • Natural feel – This is one aspect where boards from EGGER compare handsomely to alternatives made from imitation material. Even though the former retails for a premium, the unrivalled natural wood, stone or linen feel it boasts of more than makes up for the higher cost. For instance, a fitted wardrobe made from an EGGER board and laminate will retain its strength as well as shine for years together.
  • Moisture resistant – An area where EGGER is unanimously hailed, moisture resistance is an issue that many fibreboard makers have grappled with for years without much success. Chipboard technology involves pressing together under pressure a set of ingredients that includes virgin wood, recycled wood, sawdust, and resin. Moisture of any sort has a devastating effect on the longevity and integrity of a chipboard. This is where EGGER truly shines with innovations like pressing a board on both sides with impregnated moisture-resistant raw paper. Using prescribed EGGER boards for kitchen flooring, bathroom flooring, and kitchen worktops makes a lot of sense as these parts deal with moisture on a daily basis.

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  • Top notch durability – Probably the area where chipboards have made the largest progress in the last couple of decades, durability is a beacon of EGGER’s innovative manufacturing processes. After the core, surface and resin are pressed into a finished product, there follows a set of processes dedicated to checking for defects like impurities and air pockets. Attention is also paid to the finished chipboard’s density to ensure consistency in quality. The boards are again thoroughly checked at the cooling and cutting stages before being put through an in-depth QC stage. Here they are tested not only against mandatory EN standards but also EGGER’s own standards, which comfortably surpass those of the regulator. A good adjudicator of EGGER’s durability is the lengthened warranty it offers on its products, with some spanning over an astounding 20 years.
  • Unmatched strength – A prominent gripe from particle board critics is that it doesn’t hold up well in applications like flooring and bespoke furniture. There is good reason for this complaint as most board makers, in the race towards a lower price tag, compromise on certain manufacturing and QC practices while creating these boards. This results in boards of irregular density and a nature prone to chipping and disintegration when used to create furniture like a fitted wardrobe or a kitchen upstand. An EGGER board, on the other hand, suffers from none of those hitches and is highly pliable to cutting, drilling and shaping of all kinds. A uniform density further allows it to hold screws and fittings unwaveringly, an attribute vital for making furniture free from defects.

egger chipboards

As one of the top suppliers of EGGER particle boards in London, Metro Wardrobes also offers you an entire boutique of innovative bespoke furniture made exclusively from EGGER products. While it is in our best interest to have customers spend their money on the best available board in the market, we certainly do accept that EGGER and its products make our job, that of creating quality fitted furniture, an absolute pleasure.

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Bedroom Fitted Wardrobes Ideas

The Journey from Unsightly to Beautiful with Fitted Bedroom Wardrobes

Fitted bedroom wardrobes have become the go-to choice for people who are looking to increase the storage space in their bedrooms. These wardrobes are reasonably priced and offer a lot of customisation options in areas like the choice of material, type of finish, the range of accessories and most importantly, the interior storage layout.

Fitted Bedroom Wardrobes

The last bit is important as it allows you to design the storage layout to suit the clothes, accessories, jewellery etc. that you own. So for instance, that stylish new hat you bought on sale or that pair of gorgeous shoes your spouse so cherishes but which cannot sit with the other footwear, can now be comfortably housed in a space within the fitted wardrobe.

That said, fitted bedroom wardrobes do play another role that is likely to be appreciated by people whose bedrooms are full of awkward places and shapes.

What are these awkward spaces?

Ungainly lofts, sharply sloped ceilings, and undefinably shaped corners are some simple examples of awkward spaces in bedrooms. Now, these are more common than most people would like to believe. Heck, a five-minute examination of your own bedroom can lead to some unpleasant surprises.

These awkward spaces do not look like a problem at the outset but come the time for designing or planning a storage layout and you are left with very little usable space to work with.

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How do fitted bedroom wardrobes help?

The only sure shot way of overcoming and covering up such awkward spaces or spots is to plan your storage layout well. And by well, we mean getting an interior designer to get it done for you. This is a job for the experts and doubly so since we are talking about awkward bedroom spaces here.

The single most effective solution in a designer’s arsenal to combat such annoyances is a fitted bedroom design. To understand this better, let’s consider a couple of examples of ungainly bedroom spaces.

  • Problematic alcoves & spaces – Now usually, alcoves and chimney breasts are wonderful additions to any house. But it’s anything but wonderful when you search for furniture that fits such a house. Freestanding wardrobes are not a good idea at all as they are terrible at making optimum use of available space.
  • Sharply sloped ceilings & loft spaces – A common irritant is finding the right furniture for bedrooms with sloped ceilings. Similarly, owners of smaller houses often have no resort except converting the loft into a bedroom, thereby losing out on a large amount of storage space.

Each of these issues can be solved perfectly with fitted bedroom wardrobes. Designing a floor-to-ceiling custom wardrobe is a proven way of coping with alcoves and other awkward spaces. This design not only helps cover up the bedroom’s flaws but also gives you extra storage space. So what is cringe-inducing empty space with freestanding wardrobes becomes fine-looking storage space with fitted wardrobes.

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A similar customised solution works for sloped ceilings and lofts in small houses, which means you can build a loft wardrobe into sloped ceilings and low attics. For sloped ceiling fitted wardrobes, pick from a range of hanging rails featuring pull down rails to help access your clothes effortlessly. To regular clothing rails, add storage solutions like shelves, pull-out racks, and soft-close drawers. These achieve the twin objectives of covering up your bedroom’s flaws while also enabling better utilisation of storage space.

Metro Bespoke Contemporary Bedroom Furniture

Fitted bedroom wardrobes also offer hinged door wardrobes and sliding door wardrobes depending upon customer choice. These days wardrobes over the bed, bedside tables, bedside cabinets, shelving units, chest of drawers, dressing tables and bed headboards are common fitted wardrobes in bedrooms.

To learn more about them, you can browse through our collection of fitted bedroom wardrobes that are designed to convert awkward bedroom spaces into beautiful and space-efficient storage solutions.

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Fitted Wardrobes with Sliding Doors

Why are Fitted Wardrobes with Sliding Doors Perfect for You?

Advantages of fitted wardrobes over conventional freestanding ones have been established and accepted for a long time now. Fitted furniture and more specifically, fitted wardrobes, are pretty much mainstream in most homes these days. Be it matters of cost, maintenance or installation, every problem that once plagued the adoption of fitted wardrobes has been dealt with for good.

Let’s consider, for instance, a sliding door fitted wardrobe. Modern fitted wardrobes with sliding doors cost lesser than earlier and offer as many, if not more, customisation options than their hinged door counterparts. Here we look at why fitted wardrobes with sliding doors are just perfect for you.

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Optimal usage of storage space

This is the most important benefit of a sliding door wardrobe. There is only so much space going around in your home and for a bedroom, proper usage of space is vital. A sliding door wardrobe takes up a minor amount of floor space and makes good use of any wall in the bedroom. Fronted by beautifully finished sliding doors, such a wardrobe is capable of storing all your clothes with some space for accessories thrown in. Moreover, accessing every nook and corner of a sliding door wardrobe is effortless thanks to door panels that slide from one end to another in the smoothest manner.

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Customisable storage design

Take a mental stock of all your clothing and accessories. Now ask yourself if all those items can be hung from rods, kept on shelves or stored in drawers. The answer is likely to be no. There is always certain stuff you wish could have had its own designated storage space. That lovely new hat for instance, or that beautiful set of shoes you bought for a special occasion.

That is exactly the problem a sliding door fitted wardrobe addresses. You can redistribute or design the space inside your new wardrobe so that your adored clothing and accessories have their rightful place. This means you can add a rack at a specific point, create a column with no shelves and even add a section to house all jewellery with a folding mirror to boot. Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it!

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Storage was never this stylish

Probably the most overlooked benefit of sliding door fitted wardrobes is the amount of personalisation possible with them. You can have them stand out from the rest of the room or coherently merge with it. Choose from a range of options like lacquered glass, exquisite wood grains, beautiful mirrors or even a combination of them as sliding door fronts. Regardless of what you choose, it’s guaranteed that your bedroom will never be the same again.

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Practicality

Fitted wardrobes with sliding doors are not exclusive to bedrooms alone. They’re as suited to home offices where among other things, they can gobble up office supplies, your reading and music collection and even children’s games.

If you’re looking to add more storage to your home or desire to revamp the existing one, go for fitted wardrobes with sliding doors without a second thought. They are gorgeous, long-lasting, efficient and highly customisable. Our newly designed product section is a fine place to begin the search for your new fitted wardrobe with sliding doors.

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High Gloss Fitted Wardrobes

Around the turn of the century, the popularity of high gloss fitted wardrobes really took off and has shown no signs of abating since. Earlier restricted mostly to the kitchen space, high gloss finish furniture is now preferred for living and bedroom spaces as well. So how exactly did this come about?

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Gloss looks better

While certain wardrobe buyers prefer matte or regular finish over gloss, the latter has its fair share of fans. One reason for that is its fabulous appearance.

A high gloss finish wardrobe looks significantly brighter and bolder compared to a low-gloss or regular finish wardrobe in the same tone. This helps in multiple ways. For instance, the high sheen finish reflects a lot of light. In a bedroom, this creates the effect of a large and airy room. Moreover, with high gloss finish you can safely choose dark tones like dark brown, blue, and purple. But if you opt for a dark tone with a regular or matte finish, it will absorb a notable amount of ambient light which makes the room look smaller and darker. Of all places, you definitely don’t want your bedroom to look and feel like that.

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It’s not only about looks though

Having said that, gloss is not all about looks alone. It has certain functional advantages that other types of finishes can’t compete with. The maintenance aspect for one. We’re cultured to believe that all things flashy and shiny are fragile and need a lot of attention. However, a high gloss finish is anything but that.

It can comfortably withstand scrubbing. So getting your children’s handprints or crayon art off the wardrobe’s surface is, no pun intended, child’s play. A gloss finish wardrobe will go years before starting to lose its shine, by which time you’re also likely to consider replacing it altogether. A glossy finish is remarkably resistant to ambient moisture; if that is an issue where you live.

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Drawbacks

There are a few drawbacks to high gloss finish wardrobes but those are related to the workmanship than the finish itself. For starters, imperfections while manufacturing your wardrobe are all too visible with a high gloss finish. Secondly, if the gloss in a particular section of the wardrobe fades sooner than other areas, the overall look takes a beating. One remedy is to touch it up but that can highlight the touched up section more prominently than others. Not a pleasant sight that.

This is exactly why the quality of materials used and the hands that put them together matter immensely when making high gloss fitted wardrobes. If good quality lacquer, paint, laminate, acrylic, or glass is used, the gloss finish will last for years while ageing gracefully and uniformly. Same holds true for the quality of workmanship. Use of precise machinery and skilled hands to make your wardrobe and coat it with a glossy finish makes all the difference in the end.

At Metro Wardrobes, we believe the proof lies in the pudding. So head to our product section and check out an amazing range of high gloss fitted wardrobes at highly attractive prices. Even better, if you want to see our quality manufacturing processes with your own eyes, just visit our factory store. We take great pleasure in welcoming people who care about how their furniture is made.