Your wardrobe doesn’t have to be just a boring, bulky box with hangers. Here’s how you can “dress up” your clothing chamber!
Cash-and-carry, ready-made wardrobes are definitely more on the cost-efficient and timesaving side. Unlike built-ins, you do not need to wait long for your freestanding storage unit to be ready. Ready-made wardrobes also make a less permanent commitment, and can be easily replaced once you’ve outgrown it or when it has gone beyond repair. However, finding the right ready-made wardrobe that complements your room space can be tricky, as they typically come in fixed dimensions.
The unparalleled versatility of custom-made, built-in wardrobes, has made it a hot-favourite among homeowners today. Whether is it a simple linear configuration or L-shaped, built-in wardrobes easily tuck themselves into the nooks and crannies of your home. Homeowners find themselves with remarkable flexibility when it comes to built-ins – being able to customise the length, width, depth, and even the internal compartments, entirely according to their needs. However, a wardrobe of this capacity can take up significant floor space in the bedroom, resulting in your room to appear smaller than it actually is.
This built-in, full-height wardrobe blends seamlessly into the bedroom’s monochromatic theme. The black tinted glass finish also allows occupants to see the items on the inside without having to physically open up the doors.
Tip: Opt for sliding doors over hinged doors to minimise space obstructions!
Maximise floor space by fitting an L-shaped wardrobe into the otherwise obsolete nooks and corners of your bedroom. With bespoke furniture, you can even customise a wardrobe’s exterior to be of use. For example, a vanity table has been carved into this L-shaped wardrobe to keep things more streamlined and spacious.
It is not uncommon for homeowners to fantasize about extravagant walk-in wardobes that imbue a sense of luxury in the home. A walk-in however, would require a large chunk of floor space, and would thus probably require you to sacrifice a spare bedroom, or a part of your master bedroom, to accommodate it.
One of the smaller bedrooms of this home was converted to become a walk-in wardrobe. The dresser table was kept to a compact, extended ledge, mounted at the end of one side of the wardrobe units, providing just enough space for the female homeowner’s daily grooming needs.
In addition to the full-length wardrobe units, this walk-in wardrobe also contains a visually-appealing island to provide extra storage for clothes and accessories.
For homeowners in favour of the open-concept, an open wardrobe will probably appeal to you. However, without constant organisation and maintenance, an open wardrobe can quickly become an eyesore in your room. After all, there’s no way to conceal the visual clutter in an exposed, doorless closet.
This was adapted from an article by Shimin Chu, originally published in the 2020 issue of Key To Your Home.