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Wardrobe Suggestion

We purchased a house and want to build a wardobe at the entry of the main door for putting jackets/shoes/cleaning things etc. Most of the apartments have these in-built but our house does not.

Would anyone know what is the official name so that we can look online or configure it ? Or any websites or companies who make them ?

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Re: Wardrobe Suggestion

Pretty sure you will have to have it custom made by a Schreiner or Zimmermann. The word you are looking for is 'geschlossene Garderobe' or 'Putzschrank'.
I tried to have this done too, unfortuntately all the ppl I contacted were not really interested in doing it (and I contacted about 10, of which 3 actually came by, and where 2 sent offers of which 1 was anywhere in a acceptable price range but didnt include half the things I asked for), so just keep your expectations low. (I ve given up for now, maybe I ll try again in a year)

PS I tried via renovero.ch but also no luck there, then I just googled Schreinerei close to me and called various
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Pretty sure you will have to have it custom made by a Schreiner or Zimmermann. The word you are looking for is 'geschlossene Garderobe' or 'Putzschrank'.
I tried to have this done too, unfortuntately all the ppl I contacted were not really interested in doing it (and I contacted about 10, of which 3 actually came by, and where 2 sent offers of which 1 was anywhere in a acceptable price range but didnt include half the things I asked for), so just keep your expectations low. (I ve given up for now, maybe I ll try again in a year)

PS I tried via renovero.ch but also no luck there, then I just googled Schreinerei close to me and called various
Thank you for the suggestion. I also had couple of people come and have a look, who sent offers for 5K+. Which is way above the budget for something standard. I will also keep looking and let you know if I find something.
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Re: Wardrobe Suggestion

Google for "Ikea kleiderschrank"
These will be the cheap ones, but should give you an idea of the least cost variant.

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Re: Wardrobe Suggestion

For anyone else reading this, who would like to have a custom-built item and who is ready to pay the proper price, the forum user RTN might be your man. Here are some photos from his website, under the title: “Furniture you feel, made for life.”
https://www.noonwoodwork.com/furniture/
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Here are some photos from his website, under the title: “Furniture you feel, made for life.”

Already sounds expensive


If you're so inclined and a bit handy you can 'hack' the ikea stuff to make it look built-in.
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Re: Wardrobe Suggestion

You can easily buy a putzschrank or "mehrzweckschrank" (or a few) and then just assemble and install them yourself. They would basically just screw onto the wall. Just be sure to measure correctly.

For example:

https://www.bader.ch/shop/product/me...rigin=shopping
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Pretty sure you will have to have it custom made by a Schreiner or Zimmermann. The word you are looking for is 'geschlossene Garderobe' or 'Putzschrank'.
I tried to have this done too, unfortuntately all the ppl I contacted were not really interested in doing it (and I contacted about 10, of which 3 actually came by, and where 2 sent offers of which 1 was anywhere in a acceptable price range but didnt include half the things I asked for), so just keep your expectations low. (I ve given up for now, maybe I ll try again in a year)

PS I tried via renovero.ch but also no luck there, then I just googled Schreinerei close to me and called various

I was lucky to find this one,

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Sc...3436b01d93e81f

can only recommend. Ir was exactly the same need, a cabinet for the entry . He has all kinds of finishings, we chose a great cabinet fully finished, custom made. I could adjust and choose interior distribution, finishings, design of front panels (they adjusted even the position of handles)...everything to our choice and the result was simply perfect, adjusting exactly to the space available, giving functionality and color to a dark useless corner. We wanted shoe space, coat hangers space and drawers for small items, one set for each family member, and they proposed a perfect design inside, we fit in all the stuff and still have place using a space that otherwise would be wasted. The wardrobe looks exactly like day one after intensive use for ca 7 years a whole family, children kicking the doors etc. It will last many years more: structure is firm, doors close as day one. It was not cheap, around 10 k, but the best investment ever. I have changed 3 times in those years ikea stuff at the children rooms, so I am convinced we would have spent more changing or fixing lower quality cabinets for such a key furniture piece.
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Re: Wardrobe Suggestion

If you do decide to invest in quality, I suggest:

https://werchschuer.ch/

They are a Schreiner who also does teaching to the youngsters who want to become Schreiner.

They just did all of our post move repairs and they showed me some of their work - I really like them.

Don't forget that with IKEA you need to add on the cost of delivery and assembly - or your own time and hassle if you do it yourself.

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Re: Wardrobe Suggestion

Pfister & Apf also are good options - we had work done from both for different things, including a custom Team7 work.

More reasonable than you might expect considering the usual estimates in Switzerland with other vendors
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For anyone else reading this, who would like to have a custom-built item and who is ready to pay the proper price, the forum user RTN might be your man. Here are some photos from his website, under the title: “Furniture you feel, made for life.”
https://www.noonwoodwork.com/furniture/
I like the dining table on that site I will contact him!
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Re: Wardrobe Suggestion

Thank you for so many ideas. They look great and I am very convinced that onething from this list will click.
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Thank you for so many ideas. They look great and I am very convinced that onething from this list will click.
If you decide to get offers, don't forget that unless stated, offers may not be for free in CH.
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All depends on what you want really, if you want something nice that fits into the space available then custom made is the way to go, and every time you open the door and see it you'll be happy. Sure, you'll bitch and moan when you buy it, but that feeling will quickly pass.


Alternatively, buy a piece of ready made Ikea crap and everybody who passes by will exactly the same......more Ikea crap
As they bought the house I'd suggest the first.

Or get Ikea stuff an customize it, you can make that stuff unrecognizable with some imagination/craftsmanship. The plus with this, it's fun too.
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Re: Wardrobe Suggestion

In one of our previous homes we had a very awkward front hall with little place for coat storage. On one wall we attached to the wall a unit with open hooks with a bench below. That wall system worked well for everyday use and especially for coats which are wet when you arrive home.

On the opposite wall we bought a shallow Ikea unit with mirror doors. Not sure they sell this depth anymore. The fittings were fantastic. Tons of shelves and baskets but limited space for coats, which was fine. For stability it was attached to the wall.

There are several websites where people have modified Ikea items so that they are hardly recognizable.

Before that we had homes with built in front hall closets and since then we have this as well. For me the design leaves much to be desired. Jackets and coats are in different lengths (if you have small children this is especially true) so one fixed rail for hanging clothing doesn't function well. Using the height for double hanging rather than a high cupboards seems not to be a design choice. I prefer sliding doors and I love mirrors in the front hall. This seems not to be the norm for the front hall closet.

In your shoes I would consider looking at one of the better quality wardrobe systems and design something with fittings which work for you. There are several online planners which you can use and price something out.

After doing this I would see if a carpenter can make something similar for you.
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We purchased a house and want to build a wardobe at the entry of the main door for putting jackets/shoes/cleaning things etc. Most of the apartments have these in-built but our house does not.

Would anyone know what is the official name so that we can look online or configure it ? Or any websites or companies who make them ?

Thank you.
Not enough details to really help you here but here goes. Regardless of manufacturer how closely it fits and integrates with the walls, floor and ceiling is more important than if comes from Ikea or is full custom made.

Your particular dimensions and space will largely dictate what solutions are available, if it is a fixed space between two walls it is a bit more difficult. Generally standard cupboards are in increments of +/- 50cms so if your dimensions are close to this it is a matter of searching websites to find the best fit noting that some will be 99cms wide and others 101cms so maybe you get lucky. The next easiest is hacking a standard sliding door unit by cutting to width and have a bit more overlap on the doors, raising it a bit off the floor and using a larger cover board underneath will get you to the correct height to close the ceiling space. Micasa Modul cupboards are best for hacking imho as the standard internals are not much more than Ikea but a bit better quality.

Or PM me and I can do it for you.
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