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Casualties of wardrobes

With 63% of Irish couples sharing clothes storage space, the bedroom can be a battleground

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Sliderobes can make their wardrobes to fit all types of spaces

Sliderobes can make their wardrobes to fit all types of spaces

Vox Concept three-door wardrobe from Cuckooland

Vox Concept three-door wardrobe from Cuckooland

His and hers clothes storage from Ikea

His and hers clothes storage from Ikea

Connect Contemporary wardrobe by Woood from Woo Design

Connect Contemporary wardrobe by Woood from Woo Design

Top drawer: Kemble triple wardrobe from Oak Furniture

Top drawer: Kemble triple wardrobe from Oak Furniture

Pax wardrobe from Ikea

Pax wardrobe from Ikea

A built-in shoe rack from Sliderobes

A built-in shoe rack from Sliderobes

A Sliderobes walk-in wardrobe

A Sliderobes walk-in wardrobe

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Sliderobes can make their wardrobes to fit all types of spaces

Someone (probably male) once wrote that anyone who thinks women are the weaker sex has never tried to get the duvet off them. When it comes to personal comfort, we ladies can show a steely resolve. The same goes for wardrobe space. Women need many more clothes and accessories than men do. So we need far more clothes storage space than our male partners. Obvs. So a 50/50 division of wardrobe space wouldn't actually be fair. Two thirds? Now that's more like it!

There's something about sharing a wardrobe that turns the most reasonable of us into a selfish cow. But that argument won't work with a female partner, will it? And how about sharing a wardrobe with a stylish man who demands equal opportunities for belts, ties and cuff-links? Let the wardrobe wars begin!

A survey on wardrobe space conducted recently by The Panelling Centre indicates that 63pc of Irish couples have to share a wardrobe, and almost all of these were unhappy with the amount of space their partner took up. Forty-one per cent admitted that sharing a wardrobe resulted in arguments and 33pc were frustrated by the way their partner stored their clothes: unfolded, thrown into the bottom of the wardrobe, or dumped on a bedroom chair.


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