Master Bedroom Wardrobes

Project: The Newtown Terrace

Client: James Pedersen Architects, in close collaboration with the homeowner.


"So Watt have been highly responsive, client centred, skilled and thoroughly professional design partners in the joinery for the extensive renovation of my house in inner city Sydney. When the architect specified a plywood kitchen, I was enthusiastic but soon found that most joiners were reluctant to commit to plywood and did not have the specialised tools or skill to work with this medium. I found So Watt through Google and from first viewing of their website I liked the ethos and style of their furniture and fittings.
I soon discovered that both Sophie and Jono are a cohesive, creative and practical team and bring complementary ideas and skills to designing custom joinery. They had already worked out ways to overcome some of the challenges of plywood that other joiners find daunting, so I was confident they could produce what was needed. The design of the kitchen and built in seating, then extended to shelving, beautiful bathroom cabinetry and an extensive and refined bedroom fit out. No small detail seemed to be too much for them to consider and resolve.The downstairs bathroom / laundry presented a number of challenges, but Jono and Sophie came up with novel and functional ideas to turn the space into a functional family laundry and second bathroom.
So Watt bring a unique combination of industrial design intelligence, an edgy and contemporary aesthetic with craft finishes, wrapped up in old fashioned customer service. The overall sensibility of my newly renovated house is light, simple, functional and calming - a warm, inviting space for living that will evolve with the family. "

The first thing you see when you wake up, your bedroom joinery should both calm you and give you something to gaze at while you wrap your head around the day ahead. Of course, you would ideally have enough storage to not be cramming your clothing in and quickly closing the door to keep it from exploding out again. The layout is crucial to keeping your room tidy, if it's easy to use with considered compartments for your belongings, then you will in fact use it rather than the floor.

For this master bedroom there were a few key elements to work around. Key to this was the AC unit on the wall at one end of what could have been a full floor to ceiling wardrobe. However ultimately this was a blessing in disguise as it created a dresser height nook to provide one of the only flat surfaces in the room (great for dumping your bag).

Another key strategy was to keep visible access to both end walls so that you have an understanding of the true size of the room. A full wall of joinery would have tricked you into thinking the room was smaller than it was.

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