Almost every apartment and every house have certain areas that are unfavorably cut. Standard furniture does not fit here and the relevant corners remain unused. That doesn’t have to be the case, thanks to custom-made furniture.
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Made-to-measure furniture: The perfect furniture for the smallest corner
Cupboards, shelves, and sideboards are needed to make the living environment look tidy and homely. But what if the standard furniture from the furniture store doesn’t fit? The solution is made-to-measure furniture that can be individually planned and configured. They can also be adapted to seemingly unfurnished corners and offer storage space where there was none before. Thanks to the perfect adaptability, there is always room for an individual, made-to-measure shelf!
Made-to-measure furniture for all living areas
There are tricky corners, angles, and slopes in many living rooms. But for all these areas there are special solutions that have to be planned individually:
In the bedroom, built-in closets are the means of choice. For example, they can be fitted with space-saving sliding doors and can be designed room-high. This means there is no unused space under the ceiling, which is common with standard bedroom furniture. The closet is planned ceiling-high and thus offers plenty of storage space in the upper area for things that are not used every day. The perfect wardrobe can also be found for sloping ceilings.
In the bathroom, in particular, an unbelievable hodgepodge of clothing, towels, and bathroom utensils can easily arise. Not everything can be hung neatly on hooks. It makes sense to rely on custom-made furniture here too so that individual mirror cabinets or washbasins are created. These take into account the respective room situation and offer the required storage space.
Of course, beautiful children’s room furniture with funny motifs is commercially available. However, these usually do not correspond to the actual needs of the children or the clothes and toys to be accommodated, either in size or in the interior layout. Custom-made furniture can be arranged in such a way that the little ones have as much freedom as possible. They want to use their room primarily for playing and don’t want a closet taking up too much space.
hallway and hallway
The entrance area in particular is tricky. Hallway furniture is often bulky, but on the other hand, the hallways are often cut in such a way that they are as small as possible in order to achieve more living space in the surrounding living rooms. Custom-made hall furniture takes this fact into account and also allows the use of small niches. The freely configurable shelves hold shoes and hats, leave space for sorting boxes (for gloves, hats, scarves, etc.), or can serve as storage space for keys, notes, and mail.
The living room also benefits from furniture that is specially tailored to the respective living situation. A closed cupboard alternates with open shelves, which in turn offer space for pretty decorations. Anyone who does not attach importance to setting up many decorative items is better off opting for closed drawers, built-in cupboards, and chests of drawers.
Make corners and niches usable
Today, individual furniture is more in demand than ever, probably also because the advantages are simply convincing. In addition, good, high-quality custom-made furniture does not have to be expensive! These arguments convince many to finally deal with the previously unused corners and niches in their own home and make them usable.
It quickly becomes clear how much storage space is actually wasted because the space under stairs or sloping ceilings cannot be used. That can be changed because the custom-made furniture that can be planned individually can be adapted to any size. Of course, it is ideal if the integration of custom-made built-in cupboards already plays a role in the planning of the apartment or in the planning of the floor plan.
However, such a cabinet can also be integrated and installed at a later date. A tip: when installed in niches or under the stairs, doors and drawers should be flush with the walls or the stringers of the stairs. The room appears calmer and larger.
Planning and configuring made-to-measure furniture
There is a variety of made-to-measure furniture: built-in cupboards are just as possible here as individual sideboards, chests of drawers, shelves, or shelves. A straight shelf is a simple variant, it can be free-standing or planned as a built-in shelf.
But shelves and cupboards for slopes are also possible and can be configured in such a way that the slope is on the left, right, or at the back. This means that every floor plan must be taken into account! Hanging shelves and corner shelves are of course also possible. Every apartment owner is free in his planning, usually, all circumstances can be included and the furniture can be adjusted accordingly.
Plan cupboards under the stairs
Staircases in particular remain unused far too often. At the same time, there is a lot of space here, which is particularly useful if the staircase is not an open variant, but a type with risers. These make the view of the stairs appear closed from the front.
At the same time, the space under the stairs is hardly really usable. The area is dark and impractical to walk on. The solution is a specially adapted built-in cupboard, which is chosen in a light color if possible. This makes the hallway appear friendly and accommodates all the things that have no real place in the house. Whether the cleaning utensils are stored there, the shoes that are not worn in the respective season, or shopping baskets and the like is up to you.
The built-in wardrobe can be configured in such a way that it adapts perfectly to the substructure of the stairs. Of course, a normal chest of drawers could also simply be pushed under the stairs, but here too space would be wasted unnecessarily. In the case of made-to-measure furniture, the height and width of the individual elements are adjusted individually, so that every stair situation can be used as a basis and the cupboard can be perfectly adapted to it.
Some tips for built-in wardrobes that are mounted under the stairs:
- sit on light wood
- do not use handles, better use the push-to-open function
- work with LED lighting to get soft light in the hallway
- Attachment of motion detectors for lighting as required possible
- pay attention to the inner workings: wardrobe rods, shoe inserts, hooks, etc. help to keep the closet tidy
Similar criteria apply to the use of sloping ceilings. A decision must be made here as to whether the upper surface of a cupboard should still be usable as a seat. A sloping roof that reaches down to the floor is usually difficult to design in such a way that there is also a seat.
But at least enough storage space can be created here. In this case, the built-in cupboards should not be too deep, so that things stored there do not disappear into apparent nirvana. Please note: If you want to get to the objects at the very back, you have to practically lie on the ground if the roof slopes down to the floor!
Configure made-to-measure furniture online
Very important: Precise planning is a prerequisite so that the made-to-measure furniture really fits. The quality also plays a role: it’s better to pay a little more and get a high-quality wood and finish in return!
Custom-made furniture is usually installed once and not replaced, as is sometimes the case with other pieces of furniture. Particular care is therefore required when planning and configuring.
An online configurator is particularly helpful. With this, the new piece of furniture can be easily planned and there is the possibility to view the finished part as a whole. The configurator guides the user step by step through all aspects of furniture planning, and offers templates and ready-made designs as well as the option of implementing individual design ideas.
Support allows questions to be answered directly. In the end, there is a plausibility check: Can the piece of furniture really be built based on the dimensions and equipment requirements entered? This ensures that the planning is correct and that there are no design errors.