If you dream of order in your life, start with a walk-in wardrobe. This is where you can see at a glance where your clothes are hung and stored and where your shoes are either stored in open shelves or kept in their boxes in a special section.
No more grabbing any old clothes from a stuffed, ancient wardrobe bursting at the seams, and no more scrabbling for shoes underneath the bed, or throwing underwear or socks across the room because you can’t find the ones you want in a mad rush to get to work on time.
The beauty of a walk-in wardrobe is order wrought from chaos. Walk-ins give you space! There’s a much larger area to hang clothes and store folded items in walk-in wardrobes, much more than in the traditional free-standing wardrobe or lowboy pushed into the corner of your bedroom, taking up room.
Depending on the style of your walk-in, it can be a more convenient option than even a built-in wardrobe with sliding doors, or hung doors, and can give you the option of various layouts that allow you to see where your clothes are stored. Depending on your budget or your needs, your walk-in wardrobe fitout and design can cater for diverse styles versus functions and prices.It can be exactly how you want it!
If possible, consider a custom-built walk-in wardrobe and make the most of all your available space so that every shelf, drawer and rail, works to maximise your space.
Things to consider when designing your perfect walk-in wardrobe:
- Open shelves
Remember, the mechanisms used in drawers are costly and open shelves are more practical especially if they’re positioned at waist height or above. They’re great for storing folded items such as jumpers and T-shirts. Why not have special shelves for your collection of handbags?
- Narrow shelves
These areas are great for storing shoes and by angling your narrow space slightly at the bottom of the walk-in wardrobe they’ll be instantly reachable. Also, narrow shelves mean you won’t be wasting space by placing your shoes underneath the rails used for longer clothes. These shelves can be used to store your shoes in their original boxes.
Since it seems people require a lot of space to hang clothes, the amount you might need can vary, but it’s usually recommended for trousers, pants, shirts, skirts and jackets that you have a mixture of long and short-hanging rail spaces. For evening wear and suits you won’t be wearing every day, a good idea is to have a long-hanging rail at the end of the section of your walk-in wardrobe so they don’t get in the way of the other items.
Unless you use wire containers there’s really only one place to store your socks and underwear as well as scarves and other items, so drawers are important for smaller items such as underwear, socks and other folded accoutrements.
Other points to consider in your walk-in wardrobe design, are full-length mirrors so you can see yourself from every angle. Also, you might need a space to store seasonal clothing or anything you only wear occasionally, and if you’re having a custom-built walk-in wardrobe built, make sure the wood or laminate matches the rest of the house. Another thing to remember is lighting. Good natural or ambient light is perfect but when you need to switch the light on, it’s best to use cooler globes that let you see the colour of your clothes much clearer than warmer light globes do.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re aching for a large and luxurious walk-in wardrobe, or a compact and serviceable one, the team at Versa Robes Melbourne are able to design and install a wardrobe to suit your space and bring you exactly what you want with regard to your budget, style and needs.
You’ll also get top personal service and a high-quality wardrobe with a lifetime warranty. Of the hundreds of designs available any of them can be to rejigged to fit your space or Versa Robes can design a custom walk-in wardrobe just for you. Give Versa Robes a call to discuss your walk-in wardrobe [email protected].