If you have a wardrobe custom-made, it is vital to ensure that you get the design right from the start. A fitted wardrobe is costlier than standard cupboards you can purchase in stores. As you are already investing in a custom wardrobe, ensure that you choose an excellent design that will complement your bedroom’s interior and have all the storage space you need for clothes and accessories.
Wall cupboards or reach-in wardrobes are the most common types of cupboards for the bedroom. If you follow the standard, the minimum depth is 24 inches (60.96 centimetres), while the length will be about 60 inches (154.2 centimetres). But the idea of building custom cupboards is to ensure that you have made to measure wardrobes. In addition, they should fit all the available space you can spare inside your bedroom, which means that your entire custom cupboard may consist of storage spaces in different shapes.
Vital things to consider before designing or redesigning your wardrobe
The essential things to consider are the amount of storage space you need, the configuration of the available space, and of course, your budget. Next, you should consider the style, the materials to use in building the wardrobe, and the cupboard’s finish.
Ensure that you are organised
Before you have the custom wardrobe constructed, it’s a good idea to make an inventory of your clothes and accessories. Discard or donate the clothes, shoes, bags, hats, and other things you no longer wear or need. Doing so will give you an idea of the dimensions of the storage spaces you require for your current items and the future items you are likely to purchase. For example, you may need a larger room if you have several business suits, or you need more storage space for your sports clothes.
Sharing a wardrobe
If your bedroom is not extra-large to accommodate two custom cupboards, you may have to share one for you and your partner. If you are sharing, you have to consider the needs of the other person. For example, the hanging rods should have different heights because men’s shirts usually are longer than women’s shirts and blouses. The sizes and types of storage space for accessories will likewise vary. Women typically have hats, jewellery, scarves, and handbags. Men often have watches, pocket squares, belt buckles, ties, and cuff links. The inventory you did will let you know how to divide the cupboard space between you and your partner.
Consider the ergonomics
You will have a well-designed bedroom cupboard if ergonomics play into the design, which means you can easily reach the items in the wardrobe. Position open shelves waist high, so it is easier to view their contents. Underwear, socks, and accessories should be in easy-to-reach drawers, while you can store items that you occasionally use in lower drawers.
You can purchase additional plastic storage bins for other items you need to store for seasonal wear. In addition, there are special hangers and storage accessories that go over the top of the door. Adding automatic on-off LED lighting will also make your custom wardrobe feature-rich.