This customer wanted to give her room a uncluttered feel. She wanted to remove the existing wardrobes from her Devon cottage and use the corner of this long narrow room to create a walk-in wardrobe in which to store clothes, draws and shelving. The job required; removal of old wardrobe, making good walls and ceiling, plastering erecting of stud work, plastering, design and woodwork for chest of draws, shelves and storage.
The room is part of a 18 century cottage. Removing the existing wardrobe gave rise to problems often associated with old houses. The ceiling condition was poor and removal of the wardrobe meant that the ceiling required making good and plastering.
The finished room provides a smooth flow of passage through the bedroom door and into the main part of the bedroom. The three sided wardrobe (half a hexagon) provides ample storage space and has meant the rest of the bedroom now has more space (the previous wardrobe extending another metre into the room). This gives the room a very spacious feel and look, while providing space in which to store all cloth shoes and odds and ends often found in bedrooms.