Full Carcass vs Standard Wardrobes: Choosing the Right Solution for Your Space.

When it comes to choosing wardrobe cabinetry for your home, one of the primary decisions you’ll face is whether to opt for full carcass custom cabinetry or standard wardrobes. Understanding the difference between these two options and knowing when to choose each can greatly impact the functionality, aesthetics, and cost-effectiveness of your storage solutions.

Full Carcass Custom Cabinetry:

Full carcass cabinetry refers to a solid construction wardrobe or cabinetry that is custom-built to specific sizes and designs. These cabinets are typically made using full boxes constructed from 16mm particle board and often feature hinged doors. Unlike standard wardrobes, full carcass cabinetry is meticulously designed and drawn for production, resulting in unique cutting lists and construction methods. This bespoke approach means that very few standard stock parts can be used in the making of the cabinetry. It also means that it will be more expensive due to more material and labour time in the design and construction of the cabinetry.


Standard Wardrobes:

On the other hand, standard wardrobes are a modular system that utilizes the existing walls, floor, and ceiling of the space rather than creating a full box structure. This design strategy is intended to reduce material usage and labour time in design, subsequently, overall costs. While full carcass construction is more commonly seen in kitchens, TV units, and bookcases due to their need for precise sizing and specifications, standard wardrobes can be a practical choice for storage spaces where visibility is less critical. We often find clients choosing standard wardrobes for kids and spare rooms whilst getting full carcass custom wardrobes for the master wardrobe especially if it’s a walk-in robe or walk through space.


Choosing the Right Option:

When deciding between full carcass custom cabinetry and standard wardrobes, several factors come into play. Considerations such as the visibility of the storage area, budget constraints, desired customisation levels, and overall aesthetic preferences should all be taken into account.

Full carcass cabinetry offers unparalleled customisation and durability, making it ideal for prominent storage areas or spaces where specific design requirements must be met. On the other hand, standard wardrobes can provide a cost-effective solution for less visible areas while still offering functional storage options.


Ultimately, the choice between full carcass custom cabinetry and standard wardrobes will depend on your individual needs and priorities. By understanding the differences between these options and carefully evaluating your space requirements, you can make an informed decision that enhances both the functionality and style of your home.

At Fox Wardrobes, we understand that every project is unique, and every client has distinct preferences. Our team of experts is here to guide you every step of the way. You can see more of our projects on instagram and Facebook for inspiration. Reach out via online enquiry today or call our office on 9971 8802.