Fitted furniture in your bedroom is a great way to add structure and storage. Fitted furniture in addition is available in a wider choice of colours and of course utilises bedroom space to its full potential. When considering a fitted bedroom, it's important to have some idea of how much money you want to spend and a good idea of the room shape, size, and layout. You also need to think about space, how much long hanging space for dresses and coats, hanging space for shirts and blouses, and shelves for t-shirts, socks, jumpers and accessories. Finally consider the colour and style options, there a huge range of options available, with both contemporary and classic options to suit your taste and your space.
Fitted bedrooms are great for making the most of awkward spaces and the end result will look much better than free standing bedroom furniture. But, fitted furniture is much more expensive and it can be difficult to know where to start and what kind of price range to expect. When looking at fitted bedroom and installation costs, the prices will obviously vary greatly depending on the size and shape of your bedroom, plus the materials chosen. But the average price you can expect to pay are for a full fitted bedroom including installation costs is around £3,500 to £8,000. This price will include wardrobes, plus lowline furniture plus bridge layout or standard over bed layout.
If you get a quote that does not include fitting costs, expect to add £200 to £350 for installation. It is important to note that although fitted bedroom furniture is more expensive than free standing furniture, the storage capacity of fitted furniture is much higher, so it may not be as expensive as you think.
Normally when you choose a fitted bedroom you will do so in a showroom so you can inspect the product and check the standard of installation. Most companies who supply bedroom furniture will have their own carpenters or joiners, or at least have an agreement with a local carpenter. However, you are not always tied to using the same company for both manufacture and fitting. Always shop around for quotes to get the best prices for both supply and fitting of furniture. You can do this quickly and easily by just entering the details of your project along with contact information using the free quote service on this site. Whichever company you choose, make sure they have a good track record of installation, speak to previous customers and even visit them if you can.
Most companies in the fitted furniture industry will ask for a deposit before they begin the work, but never pay for the job upfront, a deposit of around 25% is standard in the industry. Before signing on the dotted line, make sure you have a written quotation (not just an estimate) that covers every aspect of the job, don't sign anything unless you are completely sure as many contracts include expensive cancellation clauses. Beware of carpenters or furniture companies who use high pressure sales tactics to try and convince you to buy there and then, for a "special" deal on the day, no matter what they say, you can think about it and get back to them for the very same deal!