Built in wardrobes are wonderful things if you get them right. They are as frustrating as hell if you get them wrong. A good fitted wardrobe will hold all of your clothes and accessories and you will be able to see them all at a glance. You will have a place for every item.
However, a badly designed fitted wardrobe will swallow up your most precious things into its depths making it impossible to find what you are looking for. The worst kind will not only mean that you cannot find anything, but will also store your clothes badly. The worst case scenario could be that your crisp white cotton shirt comes out of the wardrobe creased smelling faintly of mould.
Design Tips for Built In Wardrobes
The first thing you need to do when deciding on what kinds of features your wardrobe should have is to make a note of what you want to store in it. Note down not only the type of item, but the quantities, if you know them. For example 20 pairs of shoes, 2 boots, 1 pair of full length boots. Making a list like this will ensure that your finished wardrobe has space for everything you own.
You should be trying to use as much of the space as possible, in other words filling the cube. This means that you should look at the idea of giving over some of the hanging space in your wardrobe to half hanging space. That way you can hang your shirts in the top half and things like skirts, trousers or more shirts in the bottom half. However, do not eliminate full length hanging space entirely because you need that for dresses, coats and other full length items.
Get Professional Help with Built in Wardrobes
More and more people are getting bedroom designers in to design and build their built in wardrobes.
This may seem extravagant, but when you consider that your wardrobe is something you will use every day and how hard it is to get it right it is, in fact, a very sensible thing to do.