Published at Thursday, January 11th 2018. 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.
Bathroom Supplies: Bathroom supplies like shampoo, toothpaste, hair dryers, towels, shaving equipment, and so on can all be housed in armoires. You can even integrate the use of a bathroom mirror, hanging it on the inside or the outside of the armoire doors. Obviously since armoire furniture is usually fairly large, you will want to use it in bathrooms of reasonable size.
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.
Before purchasing any piece of furniture keep in mind several things. First, make sure you have room for a desk by measuring the length and width of the free space you have. Secondly decide what type of material you want to have the armoire made out of.Always remember that solid materials weigh more, and can be hard to move.
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.
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.