How to design your wardrobe space
Friday 27th November 2015
Do you ever dream of having the perfect wardrobe to house all your clothing, shoes and accessories? Finding a storage solution that is custom-made to your exact requirements is easily attainable and just takes a little planning. Jason Hodson, branch manager and designer for Spaceslide, reveals how to design your ideal wardrobe space.
If you’re thinking of upgrading your wardrobe, you don’t want to rush out and buy one to then discover it doesn’t have quite the right shelving and railing for your needs. By following these few simple steps, you can design a fitted wardrobe that will maximise the space in your room as well as provide a home for all your various clothing, accessories, and even bedding, linen and luggage.
- Measure your space
Whether you have a huge walk-in dressing area or a reach-in wardrobe, the first step in designing your space is to know the measurements of what you’re working with. You can use our helpful online measurement calculator, or view our ‘how to measure up’ video, to make sure your doors and interiors will fit your space perfectly.
- Gather all clothing
Before you design or install any type of wardrobe system, you’ll want to measure the amount of clothing you plan to store in your wardrobe. Don’t just assess the contents of your current wardrobe. Consider what might be stored in the rest of your bedroom furniture, or even in other rooms around your house. All too often, our clothing overflows into spare rooms and attics; this is a great opportunity to bring everything back to be contained in one logical space.
- Out with the old
You may have been meaning for some time to have a good clear out of your wardrobe. Well, now is the perfect time…and it doesn’t hurt to be a little strict with yourself. Many decluttering experts will say: if you haven’t worn it in a year, then it has to go! Sort through those old shows, jettison the mothballed jumpers and ditch any ill-fitting dresses. Once you’ve finished purging, you will have a clear understanding of what your new wardrobe will have to cater for.
- Section your clothing
Your ideal wardrobe space will consist of different types of storage for your various clothing. Measure the number of folded piles you have, the number of inches of “short hang” and “long hang” you have, and also the number of accessories you want to store in this space.
- Design and maximise your space
Now you know exactly what you need in terms of storage, you can design your own wardrobe space. Use our online configurator to cherry-pick from our range of standard or premier interior storage systems which offer complete flexibility for floor-to-ceiling storage via shelf kits, tower units, railings and drawers. The point of going floor-to-ceiling is to truly go the distance. The top shelf in your wardrobe system is a great asset and can be used for storing items that are used less frequently. Consider including drawers within your wardrobe to reduce the amount of furniture in the rest of the bedroom and thereby create an open and uncluttered space for you to rest and relax in.
- The fun part
All that now remains is to customise your sliding wardrobe doors. This is the fun part where you can get as creative as you like. Take a look at our best sellers for some style inspiration, and then select your preferred combination of frames and door panels. We offer a wide range of colours and finishes so that your wardrobe can be tailor-made to suit your home. And there you have it – you have designed your ideal wardrobe space!
For those who don’t like DIY or just appreciate a little help along the way, Spaceslide offers a complete survey, design and professional installation service to care of everything for you…we may just need you to do step 3 by yourself!