How clever planning can achieve the best results with your walk-in wardrobe.
Walk-in wardrobes are continuously growing in popularity and are a great storage solution for maximising and organising space, by optimising and using available areas. So, what are the main points you should think about when planning a walk-in wardrobe?
1. Prioritise Hanging Space
Separate your long and short garments and measure how many metres of hanging space you will need for each, then add an extra 20% to this measurement. This allows for a little extra wiggle room for storage, (for those with continuously expanding wardrobes consider adding extra to avoid a cramped and messy space).
TIP: an average 2.2m ceiling will allow for two rows of short hanging (one on top of the other), or one row of long hanging with shelves or drawers beneath.
2. Consider Clever Fittings
There are many ‘smart solutions’ to add to a walk-in wardrobe. These can include:
- A pull-out shoe larder – store multiple pairs in a narrow space, meaning shoes are stored separately and in pairs instead of being stacked inside storage baskets.
- Trouser drawers – a pull-out rack that allows you to hang trousers, preventing creases while maximising space
- Coat hook – coat hooks that can seamlessly tuck away allow you to plan outfits without removing them from the hangers making outfit planning stress and mess-free
3. Be Savvy with Space
Sliding or pocket doors will not infiltrate storage space. Consider installing underfloor heating to ensure valuable wall space isn’t compromised and remains free and useable.
4. Light it Up
Well planned lighting provides a practical and beautiful effect to your wardrobe. LED lighting provides the best light for viewing garments, while spotlights can be conveniently adjusted.
Shoes are one of the trickiest pieces to store but designing your space right will provide you with effortless and beautiful shoe storage. Shoe bars really only work best for heeled shoes, so if you are planning on storing flat footwear in your wardrobe make sure you plan for flat shelves or a pull-out shoe larder.