Features and Benefits
A walk-in closet is a room for storing things with a straight or corner arrangement of furniture made of various materials. This design is distinguished by increased convenience and functionality, as well as an aesthetic appearance. In order to increase reliability, cabinets and shelves are fastened together and attached to the wall.
Depending on the original layout and preferences, you can install the dressing rooms of the following storage systems: built-in, cabinet, shelving, from a metal mesh.
Cabinet wardrobes are a structure assembled in the form of modules from closed cabinets and shelves. The most reliable and inexpensive option is the shelving dressing room, which consists of open shelves. Mesh wardrobes are inexpensive, versatile metal systems with the ability to arrange shelves as you wish.
The presence of a dressing room in the home has a number of undeniable advantages:
- more things are placed in the dressing room for storage than in cabinets;
- it economically uses all the space to the ceiling, which is impossible in cabinets;
- the dressing room does not allow the premises to be cluttered with versatile storage furniture;
- in the dressing room you can store everything, from bed linen to umbrellas and bags;
- due to optimal distribution and correct storage, the wear life of the clothes is extended;
- a self-built dressing room meets your wishes in the arrangement of things.
When equipping a dressing room, it is important:
- decide on the place and size of the structure;
- provide spot lighting and good air exchange inside;
- install a full-length mirror so as not to go into the bedroom after dressing;
- place shelves for storing seasonal items at the top, for actual items - closer to the exit;
- place the space for shoes at the bottom;
- in the middle part, make a compartment with a bracket for coats and jackets and a shelf for hats;
- provide small shelves or boxes for storing small items.
If there is no small pantry or closet, then part of the room can be fenced off. The proportions of a narrow and long room can be adjusted by organizing a dressing room near a narrow wall.
In small dressing rooms, it is better to design racks without drawers and opening doors, so it is more convenient to get things out. A walk-in closet with glass walls in the bedroom will give the room a stylish look and teach you how to keep your clothes in order.
A built-in dressing room can be created in any room, but its equipment in the hallway will be the most convenient, even if it is a very small room. If the size of the hallway is less than 3.0 - 3.5 square meters, it is better to equip a built-in wardrobe. When designing, it must be borne in mind that for free dressing, it is enough to have a distance between the cabinet and the opposite wall of 1.5 meters, for free passage, 0.8 meters is enough.
Since the entrance hall creates the first impression of the home, its equipment must be approached carefully. The easiest way is to attach a dressing room to a narrow wall or in a niche, using space rationally.
It's a good idea to have walk-in closets in the hallway for storing seasonal items and in the bedroom for storing everything else. The dressing room in the bedroom should contain enough shelves for storing bedding.
You can also equip a spacious dressing room in the attic of the house, provided that the attic is well ventilated and insulated.
An excellent solution for a Khrushchev apartment with a small hallway and an elongated living room can be a built-in wardrobe. In order to save money, you can do without the side and rear walls. Inside, shelves made of budget chipboard will be attached directly to the walls of the room. Such a model is not necessarily made in a straight form; in a square room, space can be allocated for a corner cabinet. With the right choice of color and texture of sliding doors, you can achieve a visual expansion of the space of the room.
Experts advise to take high-quality materials for the installation of built-in wardrobes, which have been properly stored, have no damage or dents, are resistant to fluctuations in humidity and direct sunlight, for example, having the same properties as MDF wood and laminate. The built-in wardrobe can also be made of high-quality impregnated wood, impregnated with drying oil or emulsion.
Plasterboard is a budget material for a wardrobe. However, the cabinet will take up a lot of space, since the drywall is necessarily attached to the supporting structures.
When equipping a built-in dressing room, one must not forget about the functionality and practicality of all elements, make it comfortable for all family members to use this room. A successful project will help organize the useful space so that clothes are stored separately, but in equal accessibility for all family members.
It is necessary to pay attention to the color of the furniture. Decorating in light colors will help make a small dressing room much more spacious. It is much more convenient to choose clothes on a light background. Furniture in classic dark shades will ennoble the interior of a spacious dressing room with a window. It is good to put a small sofa to sit and think over the image. For contact with bare feet, the floor in the dressing room can be covered with a rug or carpet.
It is very important to mount at least one full-length mirror, which will help to consider all the nuances of the chosen suit, as well as visually increase the size of the room. If the size of the dressing room does not allow you to build in a mirror, you need to make the doors mirrored. Such a solution will visually increase the size of the room, where the dressing room is separated.
Today, many companies are engaged in the production of fillings for storage systems. Depending on your capabilities, you can purchase a ready-made set. It is possible to compose a kit only from the most necessary.
In the dressing room, it is impossible to do without hanging rods placed horizontally at different heights. For coats and dresses, they are located at a height of 175-180 cm, for men's shirts at a height of 100 cm. The bars for children's clothing, taking into account the height of the child, must be adjusted in height.
Drawers of various sizes and locations are intended for storing clothes. For ease of use and a complete overview of the contents, such drawers should be fully extended. Transparent plastic rectangular baskets of different sizes are useful for storing small items in the dressing room.
When using the trousers, everything will remain compactly folded and neatly ironed.
Men will certainly need such an element as a tie. Ties will be kept in perfect condition, will not get tangled or twisted.
Special modules from shoe racks allow you to place shoes at a slight angle so that it is convenient to examine them. Thanks to this module, all shoes will be protected from dust and deformation, neatly arranged.
Various baskets will come in handy, in which you can put everything you need for storage. As a material for baskets, transparent plastic is best, through which it is easier to see what is inside.
Any dressing room assumes the presence of shelves for linen and clothes of different sizes. It is good to place large shelves at the top and arrange items for long-term storage on them. Small shelves for travel items are conveniently positioned at eye level.
It is a good idea to provide large compartments for storing brushes, buckets, a vacuum cleaner, an ironing board and other necessary items for the care of clothing and home.
There are no strict requirements for the built-in wardrobe. The final cost of external and internal decoration, filling will depend on the desires, imaginations and financial capabilities of the owner of the home. If you have doubts about your abilities, then it is best to invite specialists and make a built-in wardrobe according to an individual order.
There is an advantage in self-embedding a dressing room with your own hands, without using the services of specialists. In this case, all modules can be freely assembled according to personal needs, significantly saving money.
Interesting solutions and options for a wardrobe in the interior
The design of the dressing room should harmoniously fit into the overall design of the house. There are different stylistic solutions when arranging a dressing room. The most popular of them are classic and modern.
The built-in wardrobe, made in a classic style, is filled with shelves and other items made of wood. If financial resources are available - from elite wood species. Walls with hooks and other fittings can be covered with wood wall panels.
For example, Italian furniture manufacturers offer custom-made cozy and reliable walk-in closets made from specially treated natural wood. The design of the dressing room assumes the presence of ergonomic furniture, varnished in various shades and decorated with handmade details.
The Art Nouveau wardrobe is equipped with aluminum structures, to which are attached painted wood shelves, light plastic boxes, hangers, hooks and other elements. As a result, a universal structure is formed, the elements of which can be assembled in a different way if necessary. Such a dressing room rationally fits into both small and large rooms.