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Buying guide RAUCH wardrobes:
Considerations when buying Bedroom furniture online.

When you are thinking of buying a wardrobe there are many aspects you will need to consider:

Before you start looking you need to ascertain what size of wardrobe you require.
This will depend on

  • the size of room the wardrobe is going into,
  • how many people are going to use it,
  • and how much space you need for clothes.

You need to measure your space carefully from floor to ceiling and the length of wall available. You need to take account of radiators, electric sockets, windows and curtain rails to make sure, that the wardrobe will fit in. Please allow 8cm clearance above your wardrobe and a 4cm clearance at floor level to one side of the wardrobe. (This is critical if you are fitting between walls (alcove), or fixed objects).

You can choose between different styles of doors, depending on ease of usage, maintenance, and space requirements:

• Hinged and Folding door wardrobes:

Over the years this has been the most popular choice in wardrobes. There are a lot of different finishes available, from very traditional designs, to very funky modern designs made of contemporary material and finishes. Please consider the space in your room to open the doors comfortably to access your clothes. Hinged doors do allow you to look into your wardrobe to see everything at one go.

• Sliding door wardrobes:

This design of wardrobe has become very popular over the last few years, because of the flexibility of the various materials that are available to give a sleek and modern design. They glide horizontally on metal channels fixed to the top and bottom of the wardrobe. They can be very practical and especially good for rooms tight on space, as you do not need to think about space to open the wardrobe doors, but equally, large impressive slider wardrobes give a distinction to a large bedroom.


Rauch offer a variety of materials available for bedroom furniture. The type of material is a big factor in determining the visual quality of the furniture and price. Wardrobes are made of particleboard. This is a High-Quality-MDF, which is a very stable and strong solution material for solid constructions. The front finish can be overlaid with Glass, High gloss and many wood grain, plain or alternative décor finishes, creating 100s of possibilities. Please feel free to browse our ranges or look out for exclusive collections offered by retailers nationwide.

Mirrored wardrobe doors can add light and the feeling of space to a room. Mirrors are a stylish and practical solution for our bedroom/dressing room space and therefore amongst our most popular purchases.


Our wardrobes offer extensive storage space; they are often higher, deeper and wider than preassembled wardrobes. Our product display downloads (found with each range on the UK website) indicate what we include with our individual ranges as standard.

Carefully think about your personal requirements: Do you want all of your space used for wardrobes or would adding chests to the room be more desirable? Interior chests can be added to many of our wardrobes. Additional hanging rails, shelves and other extras are available for most ranges and are indicated on the product display. In some cases, there are even more possibilities such as lights, additional interior drawer types, tie rails, shoe racks and the like, but we would advise that for these complexities, you should ask a local retailer what is possible.


Rauch wardrobes have multi-bore interior panels allow a maximum flexibility in using extra interior options.

Shelves can be fastened and moved to many different positions. They are not connected to the back panel to allow this flexibility and change of height as you change your requirements. Maximum loading capacity of a shelf is 15 – 20 kg, depending on the wardrobe.

  • Hanging rails can be secured at many points (usually best below a shelf). You can use two hanging rails above one another in all of our full hanging sections (ie, no external or internal drawer sets), but consider the length of your clothes/items.
  • Interior drawers should normally be standing on the wardrobe base. They offer excellent additional drawer storage. Please note that there are sometimes restrictions on where they can be used on sliding door robes (your local retailer should be able to advise).
  • ½ / ½ dividers can be used to split up a wardrobe section into part shelving and part hanging as you desire.
  • Soft close door function is often possible with the use of our ‘soft close’ mechanism or hinges. In some cases, these are included either in our range or by the retailer.
  • Other extras – Lights, rails, racks etc. Options are possible depending on ranges but you need the advice offered by your local retailer. Please search our local retailers for more information.


Chests are available with each range, for example:
bedside chests, tall chests, wide chests and narrow chests to compliment your wardrobes


The retail market has changed considerably in recent years and we are keen that our furniture is offered by retailers in a fair and considered way. However, eventually our furniture is offered for sale by the retailer and not us. We advise that retailers adhere to our supply guidelines and consumers should be aware of certain topics, summarised in our ‘Important Information’ sheet (LINK). Please refer to this information and check that your preferred retailer is handling and offering you Rauch products as they are intended. This information includes:

  • Transport general – specifically No general parcel carriers
  • Misrepresentation – Goods should be offered as supplied by Rauch
  • Limitations – environment
  • Service parts – Wardrobes are component based
  • Levelling – Consider your floors / carpet gripper on the level
  • Maintenance – General information
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