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Conventional off-the-peg wardrobes rarely work well where alcoves are concerned and as a consequence these tricky areas are often left unused becoming dead space that doesn’t help with your lack of storage. However, when you choose custom-made fitted wardrobes, you can turn your alcoves in a stand out design feature and maximise every milimetre of space for storage.

A fitted bespoke alcove wardrobe will fit perfectly either side of a chimney breast even if you have alcoves of difference sizes in one room, or other challenges such as a sloped ceiling, or beams that are part of the room’s character. Your wardrobes will be designed to fit the space like a glove, they will be designed to reflect the style of the rest of the room and offer you ingenious storage solutions that utilise every milimetre of space.

When you commission the Heritage Wardrobe Company to design your fitted alcove wardrobes, we begin with a visit to your home, to assess the space and discuss your needs. We also make a note of every practical consideration from access to power points through to storage configurations and the final finish. You get to choose the design and colour of your fitted wardrobes so that they blend with the rest of the decor in the room.

Choosing storage configurations for your alcove wardrobes

No space is wasted when you choose built-in alcove wardrobes, no matter how fiddly the space. When you choose something bespoke, you select the storage options, for example, do you want lots of drawers, or would you prefer rails? Perhaps you’d like open shelving incorporated into the design or would love a full length mirror on the inside of the wardrobe door so that you can check how you look when you choose outfits.

If you’re not sure on which storage options to choose, we can explain all the variations that are open to you and help you to decide on the best, most practical blend, always with an eye on the aesthetic of course.

Turn your alcoves into a design feature

Highlight your alcoves with beautifully designed made-to-measure fitted wardrobes. If you have a chimney breast or even an original fireplace, well designed fitted alcove wardrobes will show it off to its full potential, making the most of any period features and really enhancing the unique character of the room.

With a bespoke alcove wardrobe, you can choose the style that best suits that of your home and reflects your own personal tastes. Perhaps you like the idea of Parisian style fretwork or prefer something modern and classic with clean lines. There are plenty of designs to choose from and everything can be customised to suit your wishes.

All our designs are crafted by artisan joiners, fitted with utmost care and hand-finished on site leaving you with the highest quality furnishings available on the market. 

Maximise your storage space

With built-in alcove wardrobes, you benefit from wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling storage giving you much more space than you could possibly hope for with standard wardrobes, which are rarely a good fit for alcoves.

While a fireplace or chimney breast can add character to a bedroom, it can also result in wasted space. With customised fitted wardrobes in your alcoves, you can enhance period features and add lots of storage space to your room.

A fitted alcove wardrobe will fit perfectly within the precise contours of your room, giving you room for rails, drawers, open shelves and even a built-in dressing table if that’s what you desire.

Alcove wardrobes in a loft space

If you have alcove space in a loft room it can be enhanced by a built-in wardrobe, even if you have sloped ceilings. This is because fully customised wardrobes are crafted to suit your home and your tastes. No space is too difficult. 

When you choose made-to-measure fitted wardrobes for your loft space alcoves, they become a stunning design feature and an oasis of clever storage solutions. All our alcove wardrobes are hand-finished on site and painted in a colour of your choice. They also come with a lifetime guarantee so you can rest assured that they will continue to look incredible for many years to come.


Delphine, a dedicated professional, has honed her design skills through years of working alongside her father, Laurent. Learning the art of design from him, Delphine brings a unique blend of heritage and innovation to her work.