A walk-in wardrobe makes things incredibly easy. Not only does it offer more storage space for all your things, but it also allows you to easily find whatever you need without too much trouble. As a bonus, it gives your room added appeal and can even push up the value of your home. But you cannot install a walk-in wardrobe without following these steps to get ready first:
Decide Where You Need To Install The Wardrobe
Before you perform a walk-in wardrobe installation, you need to decide where it's going to go in the room. This will depend on the existing layout of your room, but the general rule is to choose a corner space along a wall with the least traffic so it doesn't get in the way of anything. If you decide to break down any walls to make room for your wardrobe, make sure that none of them are load-bearing because you could end up causing structural damage to your entire home. This can be frightfully expensive to fix. If you don't know whether you have a load-bearing wall, get a qualified opinion before making any location decisions.
Plan Your Wardrobe Design
Once you have finalised the location, it's time to plan the overall design. Consider everything you want to store inside the wardrobe so you can plan shelves, drawers and hooks accordingly. For example, if you intend to store your shoes inside the closet, you may want to incorporate a shoe shelf into the wardrobe design. If you want to hang ties, belts, and handbags, then you may need to plan for multi-sized hooks. If you want to iron clothes inside the closet, then you may need to have a space that allows for a fold-out ironing table.
Consider Your Wardrobe Door Opening Style
Depending on the amount of space in your room, you will need to consider the door's opening style. For example, sliding doors are ideal choices for rooms with limited space. Swinging doors can be presented in different styles, which makes them the ideal choice for homes with more spacious rooms. You can even choose bi-fold doors as another style choice if you want to achieve a homogenous look with other doors in your home. You may even want to install a mirror on the door as a way to save space. Consider your personal preferences too when deciding your door's opening style.
Use these steps as a guideline to help you get ready before you install a walk-in wardrobe in your room.