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For many a blog about wardrobes might seem a little bit strange. If you had asked me 5 years ago if I would end up writing a blog about wood I would have thought you were mad, yet here I am talking about the benefits of wardrobes with extra drawers, where to place them and why spending more is better. It is truly strange how things turn out.

Up until 5 years ago I had never even bought a wardrobe. I had put plenty of flat packed units together, but they were all those cheap and nasty ones you get that are all made from MDF where the drawers sag after a few weeks. The result of building Lego as a child is that you are good at reading flat packed instructions and that means that whenever someone needs an item of furniture put together you are the one they go to.

I moved out of my parent’s house about 12 years ago into my bachelor pad which was basically a one bedroom flat. I took with me a small selection of furniture including a bed and a chest of drawers. My storage needs were simple, so the double built in wardrobe was more than enough for me. I have never been much of a clothes person, so the wardrobe with its massive sliding doors was more than enough for me.

A couple of years later I met my now wife and in no time at all she was moving in with me. Even then we didn’t need to buy a wardrobe. She wasn’t particularly materialistic either.

Things however changed when we decided to start a family. We moved from the one bedroom flat moving to a two-bedroom house across town. Suddenly for the first time in my life I needed to buy a wardrobe.

Call me detail driven or just damn crazy, but I started to look into all the options including working out the best way of laying out the furniture for maximum affect. The bedroom was large and went from one side of the house to the other. I had a variety of ways to fill it and you would be shocked at how long it took me to research the options.

It was during this process that I began to learn more about proper quality wardrobes. Buying furniture for the family home meant I wanted quality and was willing to pay more for it as long as it was worth it. I soon discovered it was well worth it.

I have learnt a lot about buying top quality furniture and this blog is the result of that. I have written a number of guides to help people work out what the best wardrobe is for them as well as how to lay their bedrooms out to get the most from your storage. Please feel free to check the site out and use the contact me page if you have any questions of suggestions on how to improve the site.

For more on my story see my blog post called ‘Langley Pine Furniture Range: Why I Love it‘.