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Walk in Closet / Walk in Wardrobe - where to buy?

Hi all,

We were potentially looking at turning an unused room into a walk in wardrobe. Has anyone done anything like this?

Can you recommend any company for this...or any companies to avoid?

Really in preliminary stages of doing this, so no idea what price we'd be looking at - Pfister seem to have a bespoke service for this, no doubt at a bespoke price - perhaps a local carpenter would be a better bet?

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Re: Walk in Closet / Walk in Wardrobe - where to buy?

It depends a bit on what you want to do and how much you want to spend.

The simplest would be to install several wardrobes with various configurations - some with drawers, some with rods for hanging clothes, a spot for shoes, etc. If we were to make a walk-in closet out of our second room that's probably what we'd do and keep it simple. The IKEA Pax system is supposed to be good for this, where you can mix and match any number of pieces to come up with what you want.

Maybe do a google image search for walk-in closets and see what you like and then post up images here? IKEA would be on a different level from Pfister, of course. Then there's the question of whether you want to do all the assembly yourself or hire it out. Or if you even want someone to design a room for you.
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Old 15.09.2017, 19:54
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Re: Walk in Closet / Walk in Wardrobe - where to buy?

I've seen a few bespoke ones, some at eye-watering prices.

If I was going to get one - I'd get Ikea Pax units, without the doors, and in the colour you want, and then buy better quality fittings where Ikea ones are rubbish -such as trouser rails etc.

Ours (in the place when we bought it) are fitted/made by http://eurostaro.com/Eurostaro in Inwil.

They do the job. Can't say more than that.
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Re: Walk in Closet / Walk in Wardrobe - where to buy?

Thanks both,

Would definitely be looking for something slightly more "permanent" than Ikea ones, maybe Pfister would be the way to go.

We have looked at several internet images for inspiration, but as mentioned before, a lot will come down to price. Ideally, we'd get sometime with experience of these things to help design, but I'm sure that will double the price!

Oh well, will keep you up to date with how it goes.

Incidentally, what did you find wrong with Eurostaro?
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Re: Walk in Closet / Walk in Wardrobe - where to buy?

We went with all Jutzler wardrobes from Pfister for our walk in closet (basically an extra bedoom which we didn't need as a bedroom). We have doors on them to keep the dust off the clothes.

If you don't own I wouldn't invest in anything which needs to be drilled into the wall and isn't flexible. We have reconfigured our system more than once, which is the advantage of Jutzler systems.

Pfister has the software for you to configure your wardrobe system. All you need to do is bring your room measurements.
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Incidentally, what did you find wrong with Eurostaro?
Nothing wrong with them at all they're fine - they're solid and do the job but they're only built of MDF like Ikea in the end and they were already fitted when we moved in so I don't know the actual cost.

Money no object, I'd go for solid wood!
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Re: Walk in Closet / Walk in Wardrobe - where to buy?

Yeah we used Pfister, made to measure and choosing what we wanted- to be installed next month
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Re: Walk in Closet / Walk in Wardrobe - where to buy?

Hi StirB

We too were looking around recently for a wardrobe. We found Mobel Pfister has a service where you can customize your wardrobe design. Perhaps you may want to check that out !

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Re: Walk in Closet / Walk in Wardrobe - where to buy?

Can anyone provide an idea of the costs that Pfister charge for this sort of walk-in / built-in wardrobe?
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Can anyone provide an idea of the costs that Pfister charge for this sort of walk-in / built-in wardrobe?
did you check with Pfister?
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did you check with Pfister?
They would like to come over, do a home visit, etc - I would expect this of course if I am getting a final quote.

What I would prefer to do is have a ballpark idea from 5-10 providers, then narrow it down so that 2 can make a full quote.

Getting an estimate is not really the Swiss mindset, but if Pfister charge, say, 20K for a 3m long built-in wardrobe, they will not be making my shortlist.
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Old 17.01.2018, 14:06
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Re: Walk in Closet / Walk in Wardrobe - where to buy?

IKEA has a really nice tool online where you can design your wardrobe.
I'm not a big handyman, but it was easy to build and not too expensive.
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Old 17.01.2018, 14:41
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Getting an estimate is not really the Swiss mindset, but if Pfister charge, say, 20K for a 3m long built-in wardrobe, they will not be making my shortlist.
That'll be just for the quote.

Make sure you know how much the home visit/quote is going to cost before committing to it.
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Old 17.01.2018, 18:07
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That'll be just for the quote.

Make sure you know how much the home visit/quote is going to cost before committing to it.
Kidding aside, Pfister is one of the more expensive stores but they are known (I guess?) for quality.
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Old 17.01.2018, 18:27
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IKEA has a really nice tool online where you can design your wardrobe.
I'm not a big handyman, but it was easy to build and not too expensive.
Since I keep on relocating have I relied on a LOT of IKEA stuff all my life. And I'd claim to be above average when it comes to read some instructions and use basic tools. Of all the IKEA furniture I have ever assembled was our walk in closet, "Elvarli" range, the most frustrating experience ever. Unusually difficult to set up for IKEA standards.

Some of the nicest looking walk in closets I have seen come from the Italian manufacturer "Poliform". Cost a bomb. I know because the rest of my bedroom (a bed, bedside table and a chest of drawers) are from them. I'd not buy them again - the veneer they use is incredibly easy to damage. No idea what sort of finishing they are using, but it clearly isnt working. Other brands like Hülsta are miles ahead in terms of quality.
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Old 17.01.2018, 19:31
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Re: Walk in Closet / Walk in Wardrobe - where to buy?

Another option: check with a "schreiner" across the border and see if they do installs. I found a great one just across the river from Basel, and he'll be doing the install later next month.

Not cheap by a long shot, but it will be a good, quality permanent installation.
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Re: Walk in Closet / Walk in Wardrobe - where to buy?

We used a traditional carpenter from Germany too for some fitted wardrobes and some doors. High quality wood to our specification and great service. A floor to ceiling double wardrobe with some quite bespoke features to suit our requirements plus providing and fitting two other doors cost around 7k Euro. We visited their showrooms, they did a home visit, designed it with us, quoted and then a few weeks later two other guys from the company came and fitted it. Five years later, it's still looking great and functioning really well. I'd say it was a good investment.

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Re: Walk in Closet / Walk in Wardrobe - where to buy?

I did this with IKEA wardrobes. It looked and worked great.
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We used a traditional carpenter from Germany too for some fitted wardrobes and some doors. High quality wood to our specification and great service. A floor to ceiling double wardrobe with some quite bespoke features to suit our requirements plus providing and fitting two other doors cost around 7k Euro. We visited their showrooms, they did a home visit, designed it with us, quoted and then a few weeks later two other guys from the company came and fitted it. Five years later, it's still looking great and functioning really well. I'd say it was a good investment.
7K euro for the whole wooden furniture and the fitting? How big they are? That looks like a bargain to me. (or did you not count all the expenses, perhaps?) I ask this because only a good wooden table can cost half of this, if not more.
Where can we find more info about them?
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7K euro for the whole wooden furniture and the fitting? How big they are? That looks like a bargain to me. (or did you not count all the expenses, perhaps?) I ask this because only a good wooden table can cost half of this, if not more.
Where can we find more info about them?
Not the OP, but our bill will come to about 7K € and that's for two separate units: one quite simple (three doors with sliding "shelves" behind them for large items) but the second one is more complex: a series of "cubbies" with some larger units with doors. This, plus a couple of drawers and another cubby tucked into the lower part of the eave area.


It seems expensive when you compare it to cheap IKEA stuff, but this will become "part of the apartment" and finding something that fit perfectly has been impossible. I find it a worthy expense
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