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How to Design a Walk-in Wardrobe or Dressing Room
It is the height of luxury and decadence, the preserve many people think, of the rich, famous and uber-stylish but, the walk-in wardrobe or the dressing room is within reach for anyone.
Getting it right – the mix of style, glamour, functionality and practicality can be tough, especially as you get carried away creating a mini-palace of dressing room decadence. We are here to help you with some amazing ideas that offer both style and function…
Floor to ceiling
The first thing you need to do to realise your dream of a dressing room, is to think of ALL the storage space you have available and this means looking from floor to ceiling as a whole.
All too often, when creating a dressing room, people opt for freestanding, flat-packed, mass produced wardrobes but these don’t offer you the space and storage you crave. In fact, the box of a wardrobe cuts your room in too and effectively tells you how much of this space to use. With a walk-in wardrobe or a bespoke, fitted wardrobe in your dressing room, you can use all this space, every single inch.
Before you put pencil to paper and start drawing out the perfect wardrobe interior, think for a moment about the things that you have. How many coats? How many full length dresses? How many ties? What about shoes? What else needs storage space?
To be truthful, there are very few of us who can immediately call to mind exactly what is in our wardrobe. No doubt, as you start to remove things from your current wardrobe, you will recycle some of these items, as well as find some that you forgot you had.
Make a list of things you have and prioritise them. Why would you need full length hanging space if what you have to hang in your wardrobe is smart two-piece business suits, for example?
The Thirds Rule
Now that you know what you have to store, you need to think objectively about where and how these can be stored.
For effective storage, you need to think in thirds;
- The top third – the space above your head is for things that you seldom need to access. It could be the place, for example, that you store ‘emergency blankets’ or big, thick woolly jumpers over the summer months.
- The middle third – anything at this level are the items you need to retrieve on a daily basis or more often. Every day clothes, ties, shoes, socks and so on. There are various options that afford the best storage at this height, all of which you will need to think carefully about as this middle portion is the area most likely to be bustling with things.
- The bottom third – this lower, floor section is not just for shoes, you know. Items stored at floor level are the things you need to get to every now and then, but more often than those things stored above your head. It may be certain pieces of sporting kit, for example, like you running kit or your football stuff. Anything that isn’t worn or used every day should be stored in this lower level.
Now that you have your things sorted, you have assigned what is going to be kept in which third, you are now ready to create the perfect storage solutions, from shelving to hanging space.
And this is where we come in. We would love to help you design and install your walk-in wardrobe and dressing room and, it is more affordable than you think!
Please contact Komandor Storage Solutions to discuss your requirements.