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Recommendations for Custom Wardrobes Design and Installation in Valais

It's that time when I turn to the learned members of English Forum for advice and recommendations

I have acquired an old apartment in the Valais/Wallis (Heremence) that I am busy refurbishing, and I would like to have some custom wardrobes designed, built, and installed in certain spaces.

To match the mountain "vibes", would prefer the visible exteriors to be made from some flavour of rustic solid wood. But I'm not looking for anything fancy or complicated.

Any recommendations for a competent and fair service provider in the region?

Also, from a pricing perspective, is it worth looking further afield eg. getting the work done by a French/German/Italian/Polish(?!) company for same quality at significant lesser cost? If so, any recommendations on this front?

As always, appreciate any and all input.
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I have acquired an old apartment in the Valais/Wallis (Heremence) that I am busy refurbishing, and I would like to have some custom wardrobes designed, built, and installed in certain spaces.

To match the mountain "vibes", would prefer the visible exteriors to be made from some flavour of rustic solid wood. But I'm not looking for anything fancy or complicated.

Any recommendations for a competent and fair service provider in the region
Swiss carpenters will charge from about CHF 100.00 per hour. In other words, it's going to cost an arm and a leg.

Maybe try something like this
https://www.deinschrank.de/suche/ein...yAAEgJ5uvD_BwE
and get a local carpenter to make and fit mountain vibe doors?

Maybe get a local firm to quote (ask if they charge for quoting)
https://pralongmoix.ch/activites.html
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Re: Recommendations for Custom Wardrobes Design and Installation in Valais

We're working with dein Schrank right now. Ours doors are rather modern, but they may have some more traditional finishes.
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We're working with dein Schrank right now. Ours doors are rather modern, but they may have some more traditional finishes.
I'd love to hear about your experiences with deinschrank and maybe even see the results if you're up for that.

I was thinking OP could replace the modern doors with traditional handmade ones. Maybe deinschrank would just let him/her order the carcasses without doors.
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Re: Recommendations for Custom Wardrobes Design and Installation in Valais

Apf, Pfister, Fust etc. can give you estimates on built in custom wardrobes/closets

I've used the 1st two with good experience and not prohibitively priced IMHO
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I'd love to hear about your experiences with deinschrank and maybe even see the results if you're up for that.

Maybe deinschrank would just let him/her order the carcasses without doors.
Sure...we've been talking to their designer, who is there every day. We have a really weird installation behind a major 6x6 oak beam just above head height running the length of the room's dormer ceiling. Total around 4.6 metres. The end portion of 1 metre will be just a box with a door. It will lead to the storage in the attic. All doors will be mirrored; light inside each carcass; a mixture of shelves/drawers/hanging rods. I'll take some pix; probably won't be until December. So far, uninstalled, it looks around 5000 Euro.
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Sure...we've been talking to their designer, who is there every day. We have a really weird installation behind a major 6x6 oak beam just above head height running the length of the room's dormer ceiling. Total around 4.6 metres. The end portion of 1 metre will be just a box with a door. It will lead to the storage in the attic. All doors will be mirrored; light inside each carcass; a mixture of shelves/drawers/hanging rods. I'll take some pix; probably won't be until December. So far, uninstalled, it looks around 5000 Euro.
That price sounds good given the circumstances and the size. Hope you'll be happy with the result.
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Re: Recommendations for Custom Wardrobes Design and Installation in Valais

P.S.: Subscribe to their newsletter on the deinschrank website, and they'll offer you a 20% discount. There are lots of nice pix of various offerings...
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Re: Recommendations for Custom Wardrobes Design and Installation in Valais

Depending on the space/shape/dimensions will dictate whether you need custom made or something modified from standard, with the latter option being cheaper in price. Micasa Modul is a good place to start using their online tools. I have used it a few times with clients but the trick is to pick it up from the store and cancel only the sliding door fronts and replace it with something custom made to your style and dimensions. Bearing in mind there is a shortage of materials Europe wide and there has been huge increases in prices, aim for best value rather than a number.
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