Do you have the age-old problem of too many clothes and shoes and nowhere to keep them? A walk-in wardrobe could be the answer to your problem. It is probably not as expensive as you would think and makes it much easier to choose the perfect outfit as you can see all of your clothes, shoes and accessories at a glance. it should also expand the life of your clothes – they will stay in better condition for longer as they won’t be squashed into a cramped wardrobe or drawer.
Walk-in wardrobes are simple to build and design, and they can help you make better use of your available room. Whatever your budget, here are some tips to help you create a walk-in wardrobe.
You don’t need a huge budget
A walk-in wardrobe does not require an enormous budget; all you need is a room for it. This can range from an underappreciated corner kitted out with shelving and hanger rails to an entire room equipped with bespoke storage – it all depends on the space you have available and how much money you want to spend. To make sure the space is suitable for your clothing, you need to make sure it is ventilated, out of direct sunlight to prevent the fading of clothes and adequate protection against damp, such as RIW damp-proofing, to protect against moisture and mould ruining your clothes.
Build a low-cost solution by using off-the-shelf storage systems. Ikea is a great place to get these. These sets can seem simplistic, but they can be tailored to any size room and are priced by piece, allowing you to keep tabs on how much you are spending.
If DIY isn’t your thing, there are plenty of companies that provide complete consulting and installation services. Prices differ, so shop around to find one that is within your price range. If money isn’t an issue consider hiring an interior designer to create a walk-in wardrobe that meets your exact needs.
Plan your space
Begin by reviewing the amount of clothing, shoes, and accessories you own, and how much space you will need for them. For example, if you have a lot of dresses, make sure you have enough long hanging space. Perhaps you have a huge collection of handbags? Hooks or partitioned shelving may be the solution. A surplus of belts, ties, and socks will be kept organised by shallow drawers with dividers. You may also want to think about a space for seasonal clothing when it is not being used.
How else will you use the space?
Are you using the space to simply store clothes, or will you be using it to dress, do your hair and makeup as well? If it is the latter, you will need to make sure you have space to get dressed, full-length mirrors and good lighting. You may also want a dressing table and stool for makeup and hair and sockets to plug in things like hairdryers and other styling tools.
Owning a walk-in wardrobe is something that songs expensive and luxurious, but it can be more accessible and affordable than you may think.