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Top Tips for Designing the Ultimate Walk-In-Robe

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Designing a walk-in-robe is an exciting endeavour, offering the opportunity to create a luxurious and functional space tailored precisely to your needs and preferences. A thoughtfully designed wardrobe is paramount to any brief. Not only in the interest of maximising storage space and for organisational purposes but also to enhance daily routines – streamlining the process of getting ready and ultimately reducing stress and promoting a sense of well-being. To make the most of this space, it is crucial to consider various aspects of design and organisation that contribute to both style and functionality.

Maximising spatial utilisation takes precedence when designing the ultimate walk-in-robe. With the luxury of ample square footage, comes the freedom to incorporate floor-to-ceiling cabinetry, ensuring every millimetre of space is utilised efficiently. A combination of single and double hanging rails ensures garments of varying lengths are accommodated for. Additionally, adjustable shelving allows for flexibility when storing folded items such as knitwear and jeans. Custom storage solutions – including corner shelves and pull-out racks optimise even the most challenging spaces, such as corners and alcoves.

Customisation is another essential aspect of walk-in robe design. Tailoring storage solutions to specific needs ensures that every item has its designated place. Dedicated sections for hanging garments, shelves and drawers for folded items, and specialised storage options for accessories like shoes and handbags ensures organisation and accessibility. Customisation also extends to the design aesthetic, allowing finishes, hardware, and decorative elements to reflect personal style and complement the overall design of the home.

Efficient lighting is essential in a walk-in robe to ensure visibility and functionality. Overhead lighting illuminates the entire space evenly, while task lighting in key areas such as above mirrors or inside drawers provides focused illumination for grooming tasks. Accent lighting is utilised to enhance the aesthetic of the space. Highlight display areas or showcase prised possessions, adding a touch of luxury and elevating the mood of the space.

Tailoring storage solutions to specific needs ensures that every item has its designated place.

Mirrors play a dual role in a walk-in-robe, serving both functional and aesthetic purposes. Full-length mirrors provide the opportunity to view an outfit from head to toe while creating the illusion of more space. Mirrored cabinet doors or splashbacks enhance a sense of openness and lightness in the room. A thoughtfully designed interplay of light and reflection will elevate the overall ambiance of the space.

If the space allows, incorporating seating into a walk-in robe to adds to the comfort and functionality of the area.  A bench or ottoman provides a convenient spot to sit while putting on shoes or sorting through clothing. Alternatively, a vanity or dressing table with a chair offers a dedicated grooming area, adding a touch of elegance to the space.

Maintaining organisation is essential in a walk-in robe to ensure that it remains functional and clutter-free. Implementing systems such as storage baskets, or dividers to separate and categorise smaller items assists in maintaining a neatly arranged and easily accessible space.

Through careful consideration and incorporation of these various aspects – the design of the walk-in robe will seamlessly blend style with functionality. The result being a tasteful and efficient area that not only satisfies all storage and organisational needs but also adds a sense of opulence to the home.