What you need to know about your next wardrobe
Keeping your wardrobe organized is no mean feat, but with the right guidance and wardrobe organizing systems I am sure that there is a solution that can work for you
Nowadays, wall mounted or walk-in wardrobes are the most popular. Although certain things seem obvious to the trained eye, most people do not realise the amount of space you would need to have a comfortable walk-in wardrobe. I will therefore be outlining some ideas and tips below to help you make up your mind.
A wall mounted wardrobe is a system which has doors, these can be hinged or sliding. Before taking the decision about the type of door, consider that upon opening a hinged door this needs to swing into the room, therefore if the space in the room is tight this type of door cannot be considered. The sliding door’s biggest advantage is that when the door slides open it gives you a clear wide opening without taking up any extra space from the room.
Hinged doors work well with wardrobes designed in any shape, meaning L-shaped, or corner. Another advantage, is that when you open the doors you can get a full view of the wardrobe. Sliding doors, on the other hand block one side of the wardrobe.
The interiors of your wardrobe can be customised to suit your specific needs.
Start by realistically seeing how many clothes you have 🙂 Things to consider are:
- Whether you are in the habit of folding or hanging your clothes.
Tip: When adjusting shelf heights try to keep to 30cms space between shelves to enable you place folded clothes.
- Do you prefer to keep your shoes in their boxes.
Tip: Shoes out of their boxes will fit within shelves 14cms apart in height.
- Do you need an area for long dresses or coats.
Tip: Hang the top rod high enough so you have enough space between the bottom of the hanging clothes and the second rod underneath.
Boxes and baskets are great for storing seasonal items and less important accessories such as hats. I would encourage you to label boxes to help you identify the contents. Another option is to use transparent boxes, the clear sides will help you see the items inside them.
A wardrobe is a permanent piece of furniture, therefore it would make sense to consider all the above guidelines.
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