How to Design Your Built-In Wardrobe
For some people, designing their robe is an easy task, because they already know exactly what they want. For others, it can be a nightmare because they have no idea where to start. With the amount of options available – with custom designs the list is literally endless – it can be very easy to get overwhelmed. Ask yourself these questions before you begin, and you’ll be able to plan your perfect built-in wardrobe simply and easily.
- What are you using it for?
This might sound like a silly question: clothes, obviously. But it pays to think about what sort of clothes you wear, because your storage space will need to reflect that. If you wear long dresses and skirts, then you’ll need higher hanging space than someone who wears jeans and t-shirts. Similarly, if you’re a tradesperson, you’ll need more shelves and drawers than someone who primarily wears suits and shirts. Think about how most of your clothing needs to be stored – that will help you decide what sort of storage space you’ll need.
- Who will be using it?
This plays a huge part in how big the will need to be. For a master bedroom, it will need to be big enough for two sets of clothing. For your other bedrooms you can install a smaller robe, or you can use it to store other household items like spare linen or board games or anything else you may need.
- What else can you use it for?
As we’ve just mentioned, your doesn’t have to be solely for clothes. Include a jewellery rack, and hooks for belts and ties. You could also use pull out shelving to store your shoes, rather than throwing them in a pile at the bottom of your robe. Use it to hide your towels and tablecloths, and with the right custom design, you’ll have a space for everything.
- Is everything easy to reach?
The only downside of a built-in robe is also one of its greatest assets. They make a much better use of space than a freestanding option, though sometimes it can be hard to reach everything within the wardrobe, especially if it’s a floor to ceiling design. Rather than having a mounted rod at the very top of your robe, consider putting shelving there instead and having the rod within easy access. Use the shelving for things you don’t use often, such as luggage and spare bedding.
- Other factors to consider
You’re going to need to consider how easy it will be to see inside your robe – if it will be in a corner of your room that natural sunlight doesn’t reach, especially when the doors are open, then installing small door activated lights within the robe could be incredibly convenient. You can also add a mirror to the interior or exterior of the doors so that you’re able to see how your outfit has come together. For a touch of luxury, consider a small vanity for doing your hair or makeup in the morning, or bench seating for easily putting on your socks and shoes.
As you can see, there are plenty of design ideas to consider when planning for your built-in wardrobe. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, don’t hesitate to contact us. Our expert team will be able to answer all of your questions, so that you’ll have a robe that perfectly meets all of your needs.