Why are we bringing your attention to wardrobe pricing and telling you how to control it? Well, we believe that it is important for you to plan your wardrobes correctly. Because when you don’t, the surveys suggest that about 42% of you will end up throwing away your antique pieces, to make room for new things in your wardrobe.

Do you know what this means? It means that you might be miscalculating your wardrobe space, so it’s time to start planning rightly. However, this planning cannot be done until and unless we can answer this fundamental question: how much does a wardrobe cost?

It’s not a single factor that determines the cupboard price, but a combination of facts. The most important factors that affect wardrobe pricing are listed below.

#1: How Does Size Influence Wardrobe Pricing?

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Opt for a wall-to-wall wardrobe that will maximise storage

It goes without saying that the cost of a bigger wardrobe is more than its smaller counterparts. But wardrobe pricing also depends on the style and design of the chosen piece.

A wall-to-wall wardrobe set into the wall like the one above is a costly one. The height of a wardrobe is also instrumental in determining the closet price. If you are also adding a loft to your wardrobe, the cupboard price is bound to increase.  

Making lofts can add up to ₹1,500 per sq. ft. to your wardrobe cost

#2: How Can Swing or Sliding Doors Change the Price of Wardrobes?

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Set your preferences between expensive and space-saving sliding door wardrobes or basic and simple swing-door alternatives

Depending on your choice, there are two types of wardrobes available – sliding door wardrobes that have shutters that slide open and hinged/swing open wardrobes that have shutters attached to the closet.

If your room is compact, opt for a sliding-door wardrobe, as they can fit into any space. However, in India, the wardrobe cost per sq. ft. of such a closet is higher than a hinged-door one’s.

But there are other things to consider as well with how much a wardrobe costs when choosing between these two options.

A basic fitted wardrobe with two swing doors and no add-ons can cost between ₹55,000–₹60,000, while a sliding-door wardrobe costs between ₹65,000–₹70,000.

Consider the Indian-Style Walk-In Closet

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Know that Indian-style walk-in closets have their own unique traits

A walk-in closet is a separate room designated to store clothes, shoes and accessories. It can also hold a dresser or a vanity space.

Needless to say, the price of this wardrobe is high and requires a dedicated amount of space and expertise as well.

How much does a built-in wardrobe cost?

The cost of a walk-in closet would vary depending on the square footage it covers and the material you opt for.

On the way to becoming a trend in metros, walk-in wardrobes have gained increased popularity in recent times. However, even this closet has had to adapt to the desi lifestyle to fit into our homes. 

  • Most walk-in wardrobes in India are bifurcated niches rather than rooms
  • A typical Indian home is not used to having wardrobes that are without shutters, as the understanding is that it will decrease the life of both the wardrobe and its contents. Thus, most walk-in wardrobes in India are made with mirrored shutters to serve as dressers simultaneously

Here is how you can get a walk-in closet for a small room.  

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#3: How Do Materials Affect the Wardrobe Pricing?

Internal

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The cost of wardrobe can also be affected by the internal carcass material used for it

Usually, a wardrobe carcass is made of MDF or plywood. MDF is the most recommended material to use as it is strong, durable and brings down your modular wardrobe pricing. 

The wardrobe cost of an MDF-made cupboard can be around ₹50,000 and above, while plywood ranges between ₹60,000–₹80,000.

External

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Read about finishes and laminates when pondering about how much does a wardrobe cost

At Livspace, we prefer plywood for our wardrobe doors. That’s because plywood is a versatile material that the customer can pick from a range of finishes, depending on their style. These include laminate, membrane, acrylic, aluminium with glass or aluminium with lacquer.

If you’re looking for something easy to maintain and cost-effective, laminate and membrane finishes are suitable options. You can also opt for a wooden wardrobe, in which case the price will be higher than a laminate one.

A laminate-finish closet price starts at ₹7,400 and membrane at ₹18,000.

High-end options such as acrylic and PU are between ₹25,000–₹28,000.

Also Read: The Best Wardrobe Material Checklist: Here Are 5 Options to Choose From

#4: Does the Choice of Hardware and Handles Also Impact Wardrobe Pricing?

Hardware and handles in a wardrobe refer to the small yet essential elements that hold your wardrobe together. Since these are an investment and make a huge difference on longevity, they also have a significant impact on the wardrobe cost per sq. ft. 

Livspace does not charge you extra for hardware and uses only good-quality products.

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Want a seamless look? Opt for handleless loft shutters

Handles are not as easy in engineering as they seem. While designing them, Livspace is mindful of the fact that it is the part of the wardrobe that will be subject to constant yanking and shoving.
Thus, we recommend sturdy handles, no matter how they affect the wooden cupboard price. Do remember that the wardrobe cost is also determined by the design of the handle.

#5: How Much Do Wardrobe Accessories Drive the Wardrobe Cost?

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The more accessories you add, the better the ease of use

The accessories you choose can be add-ons to increase the functionality of your wooden wardorbe design. The best part? Here at Livspace we offer several custom features to suit your individual needs. You can put in pull-out options for drawers, hangers, laundry bags or trousers. Get a holistic view of all the wardrobe accessories we offer here.

 Pull-out hangers can cost an extra ₹800. Additionally, a three-drawer set can cost an additional ₹12,000.

#6: What About the Labour Costs for Building Wardrobes?

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Customisation leads to higher labour charges

When calculating the price of your wardrobe, don’t forget to account for the labour cost. If you are buying pre-made pieces, such as from our Livspace catalogue (don’t worry, we build them piece by piece to customise them according to your budget), it will be less heavy on your pocket. However, if you have quite a compact space and have a custom wardrobe to fit in your needs, the labour costs will rise.

Also Read: 6 Stunning Wardrobe Colours That Will Give Your Bedroom a New Look

Why Can’t You Choose a Freestanding Wardrobe Instead?

While it is understandable that a fitted wardrobe may not be as movable as its freestanding counterpart, you cannot deny the fact that a fitted wardrobe exceeds the latter in terms of organisation.

Since it is custom-made according to preference, it is optimised to your needs and there are no dead spaces that cannot be used. It also adds values to your home while keeping floor space and your house clutter-free!

If you liked this post, take a look at this infographic to iron out all your wardrobe organisation woes. Wondering how our customers feel about working with Livspace? You can check out the Livspace wardrobe reviews here!

How Can Livspace Help You? 

We hope you found our ideas useful! If you want beautiful interiors for your home, then look no further. Book an online consultation with Livspace today.

Wondering how our customers feel about working with Livspace? You can check out the Livspace wardrobe reviews here!

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Disclaimer: All contents of the story are specific to the time of publication. Mentions of costs, budget, materials, finishes, and products from the Livspace catalogue can vary with reference to current rates. Talk to us for more details on pricing and availability.

FAQs:

1. Which Are the Best Materials for Making Wardrobes?

Plywood and MDF are the best materials to build your wardrobe as they are highly durable.

2. How Much Does an Average Wardrobe Cost?

The average cost of building a basic wardrobe is between ₹40,000 to ₹50,000 in India.

3. How to Calculate the Price of the Wardrobe?

The price of a wardrobe is mainly calculated by per sq. ft. rate. Other factors like design, materials, accessories, handles and labour cost also influence this rate.