Published at Sunday, October 01st 2017. by neymar in Armoire Design.
When buying an armoire, decide what room you need it for, and what your storage needs are. Then measure the space you have to decide on the size of the armoire. Also consider whether you want a single or double door armoire and whether you will be able to open the doors comfortably in the position that you decide to place it.
If you decide to buy an old-fashioned type of armoire, investigate thrift stores, flea markets, garage sales and look online as well. You may find some truly fine, almost antique pieces. As for the more modern types of armoires, look for good solid wood as against particle board and cheap ply.
In the living room you can use an armoire as an entertainment center - to house your TV, stereo, home theatre, video games console and so on. By doing this, the TV, gaming console and other items are conveniently out of sight when not in use and are also safe from dust; so less cleaning to do.
Kitchen/Dining Room: Often armoires will be placed in a dining room or kitchen. You can place many common dining room or kitchen items in the armoire, keeping them out of site under ordinary circumstances and then having them on hand for use as the need arises. The armoire can house glasses, plates, knives, toasters, electric burners, miniature ovens, and so on. Keeping these items out of view contributes to the looks of either a kitchen or dining room in many ways.
Armoires can also be useful for the dining room; particularly those with a transparent glass front so they can be used as a display cabinet. You can store china, crystal wear, cutlery and table ware. In the study, it can be used to store books, stationery and other paraphernalia. It is a great place to store any hobby equipment you have as well. In the guest room, the armoire can be used to store linen, extra bedding, or winter woolies when not required. Gothic, renaissance, Louis XIII, art deco and modern are some of the types of armoires you can choose from, depending upon the sort of decor you have in your home.
As far as usage is concerned, armoires are no longer merely used for hanging clothes. They are often used for storage of many other items. Shelves and drawers are often found in armoire furniture, making it much more versatile. It can be used for placement and storage of many different items, some of which are mentioned below.