4 Things to consider when planning your custom wardrobe

By Creativ Kitchens • July 13, 2016

custom-wardrobeWhen you flick through home design magazines or trawl Pinterest for custom wardrobe ideas, you’re bound to come across some incredible wardrobes that are big enough to live in. With entire walls dedicated to shoes and special drawers just for ties, it’s easy to drool and wish you could have the same.

 

While you might not have the space or means to replicate a lavish wardrobe in an average house, you can customize a wardrobe that will fit your needs. Here are some things to consider in the planning stage.

 

  • Space

Be realistic about the space you have and what you can and can’t do. Pushing out a wall to make your wardrobe bigger at the expense of a smaller bedroom might work, but might not. Consider what you need versus what you want and work with the space you’ve got.

 

  • Occupants

Who is going to be living here and using the wardrobe? Men and women generally have different needs in a wardrobe, with women often needing longer hanging space for dresses and men often needing more shelf space. Women have more variety in their shoes (heels, flats and boots), while men’s shoes are usually all the same. Creating a ‘his’ and ‘hers’ section of your wardrobe is ideal.

 

  • Style

Your wardrobe needs to fit in with the style of the rest of your house. A glittering, over the top dressing room might be a bit out of place in a shabby-chic beach house. Look online for some design styles that might suit your home, and visit some stores to see what they have on display.

 

  • Lighting

The wardrobe is a place where you need to see well (and see right into the back of drawers and corners) but you don’t want harsh, fluorescent lighting that makes even a supermodel look unattractive. A chandelier light is a great option if you have the space and budget, or try some strategically placed down lights for a more modern option. Strips of LED lights can be added to the bottom of shelves to make visibility in the dark corners easier.

 

Anything goes when you’re designing a custom wardrobe. Call us on 1300 696 468 to speak to one of our wardrobe design consultants if you’d like some advice with your new wardrobe or click here to make an appointment.