10 Tips for Building or Updating a Wardrobe
with interior designer
with interior designer
Get your clothes and shoes in order for the year ahead with Shannon Vos’s top ten tips for building or updating a wardrobe.
Multistore 4 Shelf Unit
Multistore 1 Shelf, 4 Drawer Unit
Build your wardrobe form bottom to top, keeping things you use more often in the bottom to middle zone. Keep room at the top to store out-of-season clothes so you can maximise space in the middle zone. You can never have enough storage!
Do you need a whole new wardrobe or could you just update part of it? Whether it’s a new door, new shelves or new drawers, there’s plenty of ways to give your wardrobe a makeover without spending a fortune.
Renting doesn’t mean you have to compromise on storage or tidiness. There are plenty of great customized wardrobe options that can be easily disassembled and moved to your new home if you are relocating.
Whether it’s a mirrored door or a mirror on the inside of a door, including this in your planning is essential. If you want to keep it subtle, plan one for the visible side panel of a wardrobe if it doesn’t suit the inside of a door.
Use Perspex boxes and drawer dividers to keep large drawers organized – it will allow you to fit more in and find things in a hurry. Removable hooks on doors will also hep to keep belts, scarfs and bags handy.
Don’t underestimate how much you will need for hanging shirts. Some cuts will be longer than others, so ensure you have adequate space at the bottom.
If space is tight, consider designing bedside units as an extension of your wardrobe in the same materials. Keep less used items such as sleepwear and jewellery here.
” Keep exposed shelves and storage solutions curated and neat – save the messy stuff for behind closed doors.”
If you’re installing a new wardrobe but don’t have a big wall area, consider a corner wardrobe. With some clever design, you can still have the same amount of space that you would have if it was in one straight line.
Build your wardrobe from bottom to top, keeping things you use more often in the bottom to middle zone. Keep room at the top to store out-of-season clothes so you can maximise space in the middle zone. You can never have enough storage!
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Source: Bunnings House & Gardens FEB Issue 2019