Reno+Co’s Top Tips In Designing A Walk-In Robe!

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Reno+Co's Top Tips In Designing A Walk-In Robe!

What was once an added luxury has now become a common feature in homes! Why? Practicality! Here are our top tips to follow when designing your walk-in robe.

Analyse the benefits of a walk-in wardrobe.

Before you start designing your walk-in robe, analyse the benefits of having one (and trust us, there are plenty!).

Research into walk-in robes and uncover how this will benefit you, just like every other part of your renovation this space also needs proper research!

Reach-in closets have shown to be an impractical method of storage and shelving. Limited room means limited flexibility to organise and clean, so walk-in wardrobes have become a much more suitable option.

Further, walk-in wardrobes aim to fulfil many functions, such as; bench space, jewellery storage, laundry sorting, and storage space.

So do the proper research so you are able to optimize this space as much as you can!

Design the wardrobe based around your storage needs.

A walk-in robe is flexible in its design, so building it around your lifestyle is easily achieved! Consider how often you will be using this space and think about the best way in which this space can address your needs…

Walk-in robes are often in the master bedroom but they have recently started to be incorporated in bedrooms other than the guest. So when designing these spaces, you really need to think about who this space is accommodating. If it is just for one individual there is a lot more flexibility because the design is based on one person’s particular needs. If it is a shared space, you will need to section off the space and design the appropriate layout that can be comfortably be used by two people.

Next, consider the kind of shelving, drawers, and hanging space you need. This is addressed differently depending on who is using that and the way they need to organise themselves. Evaluate what you have in your closet currently; what needs full-length hanging, what needs to be folded away, how many shelves would you need. Once you determined this you can assort the proper storage in a practical way.

It is really important to think about your storage needs, in order for a walk-in to be practical it needs to work in the best way possible! So don’t skip on this step.

Incorporate lighting as much as you can!

Try not to block out lighting, closets always tend to become a dark and closed off space… don’t let this happen to yours. Incorporating lighting into your wardrobe should be heavily considered and try to use features that will enhance that lighting.

Aside from downlights, consider an LED strip lighting to illuminate the underside of your wardrobe and mirrored doors for the light to reflect off and create an enhanced effect.

Otherwise, if you can incorporate a sky light or a window for a great effect of natural lighting.

Try to keep it sleek.

A walk-in robe is supposed to act as a sanctuary, so try and keep busyness out of it. Consider concealing some areas of your closet for a sleek and a streamlined design.

Don’t cover everything entirely but instead of having exposed shelving with folded clothes, conceal that area instead. It doesn’t matter how neat you are, sometimes it’s nice to hide parts of your wardrobe you don’t want to show.

Different kinds of storage.

Unlike reach-in wardrobes, walk-ins can incorporates many different kinds of storage. Here at some of the most popular options.

Hanging rails: The use of this really depends on the style of clothes most popular in your closet. Regardless, it is a great idea to use a mix of long a short (placed on top of each other) hanging rails.

Drawers: Keep your smaller items grouped together and hidden away. Make sure that your drawers are wide enough to properly store your clothes. Another benefit of drawers is the use of additional organising tools such as dividers, boxes, and baskets to section off belts, scarves, ties, etc… keeping things tidy and organised.

Open shelving: Open shelving is a great storing option in narrow or awkward spaces that aren’t practical for drawers or hanging rails. It is also a great choice for storing the items you want on show, such as handbags and shoes.