Things to Consider
The big furniture stores in the UK are still reeling from the credit crunch, they are all struggling to stay afloat and sell items, so right now it is a buyers market. This means it is easier to find the best and cheapest deals, staff are more receptive to haggling and the stores themselves will often shift unsold furniture at huge discounts to make room for new stock.
Of course you should still always compare prices between stores and check for any special online prices or voucher codes.
There are a number of things you should consider when buying a new wardrobe, not least the dimensions. I think we would all love as much storage space as possible, but space can be limited, particularly in bedrooms where we most often like to have wardrobes.
A walk in wardrobe would be nice but most of us simply do not have sufficient space, so compromises will have to be made. Once you have established the optimum size, you then need to consider the various styles on offer, choosing from double door wardrobes, three door, four door wardrobes, mirrored and sliding door wardrobes. Finally consider the materials and finish, for example modern high gloss finishes, traditional Oak or Pine.
When trying to find a cheap wardrobe you want to consider a second hand wardrobe. Stores such as Ebay, Preloved and Secondwow have a large range of used and refurbished furniture items to choose from, many of which are still in good condition.
The size of your wardrobe is going to be a very important factor, not just the width but also the height and depth. If you're on the short side you don't really want to be going for a 7 foot wardrobe. You also need the wardrobe to match up with any other furniture, so if you're going to be placing your wardrobe next to a chest of drawers, make sure they are of a similar depth.
Wood is of course the obvious choice here but there are many differet woods to choose from including Oak and Pine, as well as wood affects like walnut, dark and light oak, beech and lots more. There are also metal wardrobes with gloss finishes.
Styling of your wardrobe is also a big factor and should really match the rest of your bedroom furniture lest it look out of place. Whilst most wardrobes are fairly standard in shape, you do have the option of going for a corner wardrobe.
The storage options within the wardrobe itself are also something to keep in mind. Most normally come with a selection of different storage options including a rail for hanging clothes, shelves and drawers. Make sure the one you choose has the storage options you need.
The price of a new wardrobe tends to be the dominant factor when choosing which one to buy. As with most products, more expensive usually means better quality but that doesn't mean you should go for the most expensive. Most brands are of a sturdy construction so it really should only come down to what you prefer in terms of appearance.