Wardrobe Armoires Buying Guide
Buying a Wardrobe Armoire
Choosing the Right Wardrobe Armoire
Essentially a portable storage cabinet, wardrobe armoires are designed to function as a closet, providing an enclosed space for your clothes that protects them from harmful environs. A wardrobe armoire tends to be tall and wide, and typically includes both interior and exterior drawers, a clothing rod, adjustable shelves and pull-out valet trays or cubbies for smaller-sized accessories. Since they are designed specifically to house articles of clothing, a cheap wardrobe armoire is ideal for a hallway, a mud room or foyer that doesn’t have a closet. It can make an entryway more welcoming and functional.
Wardrobe Armoire Features
Adjustable shelving will make your wardrobe armoire adaptable and more functional.
Many wardrobe armoires include a hanging rod. Some types of wardrobe armoires will have a shelf above the hanging rod for small accessories like purses, hats, etc.
Deep case armoires provide more storage room, but they do take up more floor space. However, they are the best type of armoire for storing bulky seasonal clothing such as heavy sweaters, jackets, boots, etc.
Choosing a wardrobe armoire with mirrored doors will help make a smaller-sized room appear larger. If that’s not a consideration for you, select a wooden wardrobe that has a mirror on the inside of one of the doors; this will make your armoire even more functional.