Thinking about adding a built-in wardrobe to your home? Here’s what you need to consider.
When renovating or building your home from scratch, it’s important to take time to consider the little details that will make your home special and suited to your needs.
One item that is worth investing some time and thought into is a built-in wardrobe. With a sleek design and proper storage solutions, a built-in wardrobe can be a clever use of space. And best of all, it helps you reduce clutter, making for a much more enjoyable and relaxing space.
There are several things to consider when researching built-ins, all of which can impact cost.
Make room for everyone involved
The first thing you need to consider is space. How much space do you want to designate to this wardrobe? And how much space do you actually need? To answer the latter, think about how many people will actually be using the wardrobe and whether one person may require more space than the other. Be honest with yourself about the amount of “stuff” you own and whether a wardrobe clearout will really make that much of a difference in the long run. It’s essential that you take a realistic approach to this from the start, otherwise you could be left with a wardrobe that doesn’t adequately serve its purpose.
Storage solutions to meet your needs
Once you have settled on who will be using the wardrobe, you can think about what items you will need to store. It sounds obvious but different items will need different spaces, hangings or compartments depending on the size and shape. For example, if you have a lot of coats and dresses, but not a lot of shoes, you’ll want more rail space and less compartments. But if your shoe collection rivals that of Carrie Bradshaw, then you’ll need to adjust accordingly. Think about whether you want separate compartments for shoes and/or accessories such as belts, ties, sunglasses, and if you’d like to separate workwear from casualwear, evening wear etc.
It’s also wise to think about making space for bulky items such as spare blankets, or sports gear that you might want neatly hidden away.
Design a built-in for your budget
There are a lot of design decisions when it comes to your built-in – probably more than you had thought possible. From opting for custom or premade to choosing between various styles, colours and materials. WIth mirror or without? So much to think about.
A full-length mirror is a great option for any wardrobe as it allows you to see your whole outfit at once. It can also make the room appear larger when fixed to the outside of the wardrobe.
It’s also worth remembering that high shelves or compartments could present a challenge for some, so if you do decide to introduce those, make sure that you have the right equipment to access them.
Ultimately your design is going to come down to your own personal tastes and, of course, budget. BNPL can be used to help manage the cost of creating your own built-in wardrobe, allowing you to get the project in motion now, and pay it off in instalments.