If you have a lot of clothes and not enough room and drawers, or if you simply like the idea of having a walk-in wardrobe, this is a perfect solution for you. Having finally decided to go about this endeavor, you should do it properly and find a way to make it both functional and stylish. Designing a perfect one isn’t easy, and it will take time and patience, but if you dedicate yourself enough, you’ll be amazed with the result. We’ve come up with a list of different factors that you need to consider when creating your own walk-in wardrobe.
You need to decide whether your clothes will be stored on shelves or hangers, since it is important to find the best storage solution. Otherwise, you won’t have enough available space for everything, your clothes will protrude and it will look like a big mess. You need to take everything into consideration, including how much space your coats and jackets will require, the width of your folded clothes, and the depth of the storage area. In addition, you need to consider the size of the area where you’re planning to build your wardrobe.
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Next step is choosing the right design for you, so as to have a wardrobe that’s both practical and stylish. You can start off with the color – consider the color of the surrounding area in order to match them (if you want to, of course). If you like a more contemporary and modern look, you can opt for the matte finish that will establish an atmosphere of elegance and sophistication. If you’re not afraid to experiment, you can try out different materials or patterns and find out what works for you the most. However, design is not all about the looks – it should provide you an easy access to your clothes and make the most out of the space available.
In order to make your walk-in wardrobe functional, you should take advantage of every square inch available, including corners. Corners are a bit tricky, but you can easily use them for additional storage areas. A simple idea is to use corner shelves where you can place suitcases, bags or clothes. Another possible solution is to let two wardrobe panels overlap and use the less accessible one for storing clothes that you won’t need for a while.
By making your wardrobe adjustable, you’ll have a long-lasting solution. If you have drawers and shelves that can be re-arranged, you can easily change the organisation if needed. If you can’t find what you need, you can opt for custom made wardrobe shelving that will meet your requirements. Having a flexible wardrobe will enable you to adapt it without much effort, or use it for other purposes.
Depending on the type of clothes you have, you should decide which kind of partition you need. Storage for hanging clothes is suitable for suits, work uniforms and formal shirts, while shelves are the best solution for T-shirts, jeans or sweaters. As it was already mentioned, each shelf will be sized according to the type of clothes it’s meant for. Of course, the combination of different compartments might be the best option – you can have one for hanging clothes, and several shelves for folding.
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Having a little space available for your walk-in wardrobe doesn’t mean that you can’t have it or that it has to be crowded. You should use the space that you have and opt for storage compartments that go all the way up to the ceiling. This way, you can have enough room for your clothes and it can look stylish. In order to be able to reach the upper shelves, you can obtain a footstool that you can decorate into the same style as your wardrobe.
How many times have you seen a beautiful walk-in wardrobe in movies and wished that you had one? There’s no reason why you can’t! Keep all these aspects in mind, make a plan and get down to business.