A walk-in closet is a desirable addition to any house, whether you adore brands and have a dream wardrobe, or simply prefer to keep your clothing organised. Getting one that’s the envy of Carrie Bradshaw is easier than you may think with proper space design and a little foresight. Before you proceed any further, here are a few pointers to keep in mind.
Space is everywhere: Consider stealing a few inches from an existing room’s footprint – space under the eaves, for example, may be partitioned off with drawers against the short wall and hanging space against the new full height barrier. If you’re adding a new bedroom or bathroom to your house, design the layout a little more carefully and include some creative storage space as well. Thinking ahead may help you save time, money, and make the most of your space.
Importance of hanging: You can always add more drawers to your bedroom, but you won’t be able to hang your things there. Measure how many metres of hanging space you’ll need for short and long items separately, then add 20% more. Two rows of short hanging, one above the other, or one row of long hanging with shelves or drawers beneath, are possible with a 2.2m ceiling height.
Use the redundant space: Shelves above hanging rails or doors can be used to store less regularly used goods (such as hat boxes), and a series of closed cupboards will keep more valuable clothing dust-free. Install a set at the end of a large walk-in closet, with mirrored doors to increase the sense of space.
News on shoes: Shoe bars only work with heels, so go for flat shelves and see-through plastic boxes, which are ideal for stacking and quickly identifying the proper shoes. Attach Polaroids of the shoes inside to the outside of current shoe boxes for simple identification.
Go for clever fittings: A pull-out’shoe larder’ is one example of a clever solution (similar to those found in kitchens). These can fit numerous pairs of shoes in a small area and keep them individually.
Don’t forget to use lights: Lighting should not account for more than 20% of the total expenditure. Spot lights may be adjusted, and LEDs provide the finest light for seeing clothes.
Go for modular or fitted: Consider modular systems or having a custom interior designed. Open storage with a melamine finish costs £500 per linear metre, whereas complete wardrobes with doors cost £1200 per linear metre.