Designing your wardrobe is an exciting adventure, you get to choose how you would like to store and display all your clothes, shoes, and accessories.
Most people don’t have the space for giant walk-in wardrobes like George Clooney. But the good news is that even the smallest of spaces can be transformed into a beautiful, fully functioning wardrobe which could make you feel like a celebrity.
Planning your space
Before you decide on how your wardrobe will look, you should to assess how much room you may need for your clothes and accessories. You may find that you have garments you haven’t worn in decades hiding in your collection. Having a clear out of the old will help with your design of your new wardrobes. You can judge how much hanging space you need by grouping together dresses, shirts, trousers, jackets, shoes etc. This will give you a clear idea of how you want your wardrobe to be arranged.
The amount of hanging space you may need varies massively from individual to individual. With ‘crease-free’ materials on the market it is possible to fold tops, jumpers, and jeans. This means you can hang clothes nicely without having to cram them in. You could have double hanging (one on top of the other) or Tall hanging (one long hanging space for tall garments).
Drawers in your wardrobe is a perfect solution for storing smaller items like socks and underwear which can be rummaged through. By using dividers, you can create order and avoid everything becoming a mess. Scooped drawer fronts on your drawers can allow air to get to your things and maintain style.
You can easily create space at the end of your wardrobe or under a hanging rail for open shelve(s). This provides an ideal storage space for folded jumpers, handbags but also linen. The beauty of bespoke fitted wardrobes is they don’t all have to be the same height, for example, your deeper shelves could be above waist height and then more shallow shelves at the bottom to store shoes – they can also be tilted giving you a real luxury shop front feel to your wardrobe.
Avoid vinyl wrapped doors. They have a long history of de-lamination. Door manufacturers offer a 6-year warranty on their vinyl doors, but we believe a wardrobe should last at least a decade. Therefore, you should aim to go for slab, painted or 5-piece vinyl wrapping which eliminates the possibility of your doors pulling themselves apart. If you don’t have space for opening hinged doors in your bedroom, then sliding doors are the best solution for you. Mirrored doors will add the illusion of extra space in your bedroom. But too much mirror can look bland and can be a pain to clean! You can break up the mirror by using small wood panels at the top and bottom of the doors which bring out your personality to the exterior of the doors.
Make use of every last bit of your space.
Think vertically, there is a huge amount of space which can be gained with a fitted wardrobe which goes right up to the ceiling. A bespoke, fitted wardrobe will ensure that every inch of space is being used. Don’t rule out having a wardrobe in a hallway to the bedroom or on the landing, a bespoke wardrobe can be made to blend in with its surrounding and to fit awkward spaces.