The wardrobe is a necessity in the home, and today there are many ways to go about it. From standard linear wardrobes to L-shaped and walk-in wardrobes, homeowners are spoilt for choice. A wardrobe specialist or interior designer can help you create the wardrobe of your dreams. We take a look at the key wardrobe layouts available today.
A linear wardrobe is the most versatile, and so it’s most commonly seen in homes. It ensures that every inch is used to the maximum. Many ready-made wardrobes come in this layout. This can keep your design and renovation costs within budget more easily.
Some bedroom spaces, however, might ask for L-shaped wardrobes. While such wardrobes are space-saving solutions, they will require savvy organizational hardware or out-of-the-box design ideas to make use of awkward corners.
Fashion-forward homeowners often have a walk-in wardrobe on their must-have list. Take note that it is essentially a room in itself and so will require extensive carpentry and lighting works. That said walk-in wardrobes come with a host of benefits. Among which is the flexibility to customise your storage solutions, style and colour theme. While it gives you that coveted wardrobe space, however, things can get messy or misplaced without proper organisation. Some homeowners prefer to install wardrobe doors. Others prefer to keep the storage compartments open while having one door to close off the walk-in wardrobe.
Semi walk-in wardrobe
An option is the semi-walk in wardrobe. Part of the bedroom yet closed off from the bed area, it brings an organised and premium look to the bedroom. Note that the wardrobe space should be located next to the bathroom entrance for convenience.
Open wardrobes are also becoming popular among young homeowners. However, it’s important to know your lifestyle and habits. “Homeowners need to ask themselves about the possible spaces within the home where they could position the open wardrobe. Should it be within the master bedroom or should one of the smaller bedrooms be converted into a walk-in wardrobe? After doing space planning for the entire house and shortlisting the possible spaces for the walk-in wardrobe, homeowners need to look at their existing wardrobe to determine the clothing items to be stored in the new wardrobe,” Mark Yong, the marketing director of The Ewins Home, advises.
This was adapted from an article originally written by Rossara Jamil published in the February 2017 issue of SquareRooms.