Questions to Ask When Designing Wardrobes
So, what are some of the best questions to ask when you’re designing wardrobes in your home? We’ve listed a few of them below for you.
What Lighting Will You Need?
Warm LED lighting is a good choice for walk-in robes, dressing rooms and other types of wardrobes. Ceiling lights will help to illuminate the space, while strip lighting along the hanging rails and drawers can provide a further sense of warmth and style.
Want to know more? Take a look at our previous blog post, with ideas to help you create the ultimate custom wardrobe.
What Materials Work Best?
When choosing the right materials for your wardrobe, it helps to stick to the character of your home as a whole. For example, if you have a modern style, things like soft-close drawers (without handles) would work well. As the wardrobe is a space you’ll use every day, it also helps to pick colours and finishes that make you feel relaxed. This applies to walk-in robes, dressing rooms, or even built-in wardrobes.
Our major point of difference to our competitors is that our Flexi wardrobe design team come to your home on the first visit and get a better idea on how to help you plan, design and construct your new wardrobe from the start, with our team working closely with you to choose fittings and materials that will add long-term value.
What Type of Wardrobe Should You Choose?
This is the big question – what wardrobe will work best in your home? This really depends on a variety of factors:
- The amount of space you have available.
- Your budget – different materials come in different price levels and this will alter the price of your built-in wardrobes, walk-in wardrobes and dressing rooms greatly.
- The long-term value you’re looking to create – for example, if you’ve spent time and money renovating your master bedroom, you’ll want a wardrobe that fits this design.
- How many people are using the wardrobe on a daily basis (if more than one person, for example, you’ll need more space to fit everything).
For more advice, make sure to check out our blog about choosing the best type of wardrobe.
How Much Hanging Space vs Folding Space?
This is another very important question. Storage is a big part of effective wardrobe design, so it helps to plan carefully to ensure you’ve got enough space to work with.
How much hanging space to how many drawers or shelves for folding space. This can change depending on your individual needs – you might have more-long dresses, or have more jumpers and shirts that require folding.
In the meantime, if you’re looking for some helpful tips to keep your wardrobe organised, we’ve got you covered. These include:
- 5 signs you need to de-clutter your wardrobe
- Tips to create a minimalist wardrobe
- Say goodbye to the floordrobe
What Type of Wardrobe Doors Do You Require?
Just like choosing the right materials, the answer to this question will depend on the overall style of your home. While wardrobe doors can help to keep clothes protected from dust and other elements, they can also feel cluttered if you have a small space.
For built-in robes, mirrored sliding doors are a good solution, as they can make a room feel bigger while also not requiring as much space. You can find out more information on our previous post about adding value through functional wardrobe design.
Create your Ideal Wardrobe Today
At Flexi, we’re here to help you turn all your wardrobe questions into beautifully functional answers. Our Flexi showrooms in Joondalup and Myaree are a great place to find more inspiration, or you can take a look at some of our recently completed projects for wardrobes in Perth.