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The dressing room allows you to store the clothes of all family members in one place without using numerous wardrobes and shelves, which gives more free space in the hallway and bedroom. Its difference from a spacious wardrobe is that it is a separate room with mirrors, interior decoration, doors. The good thing about the corner wardrobe is that it can be installed in a free space in the bedroom and does not require a separate room. This is an acceptable option for small apartments.
A corner dressing room can be organized without any problems in the bedroom, living room, corridor, nursery and even on a glazed loggia. In rooms, it effectively uses the corners, which are the blind areas of the room. A family of 3-4 people can freely place their entire wardrobe on an area of 5-7 sq. m., while there will still be a place for changing clothes.
By the shape of the profile, corner wardrobes are most often rectangular and semicircular. It is worth considering in more detail the second option, which is the most rational for a small room.
The following advantages of a corner semicircular dressing room can be noted:
- saving space;
- the minimum amount of building and finishing materials;
- a room built into an existing room does not require separate communication systems: lighting, ventilation, heating;
- an angular semicircular dressing room can hide visible defects in walls, ceilings and ugly interior details, so it is often erected in problem areas, for example, in a corner where open heating pipes stick out.
The disadvantages of semicircular corner dressing rooms are:
- the complexity of the installation of rounded walls and sliding doors;
- insufficient sound insulation;
- dust ingress from the room;
- because of the small space, it is not easy to turn around and pose in front of the mirror;
- for the same reason, the complexity of cleaning, mopping.
But all these disadvantages can be corrected over time by providing the dressing room with additional ceilings, a ceiling, soundproofing materials, optimally placing all objects and furniture inside.
A corner semicircular wardrobe minimally uses the area in an existing room, but is difficult to design and install, doors and partitions for it are more expensive than for rectangular structures.
In the living room, a semicircular corner dressing room with sliding doors on roller guides will look most representative. It fits well into any interior, and in order for it to be combined with the colors of the room, it is possible to pick up advising building materials. Premises with 2 m sides are enough for convenient use.
For a semicircular version of a corner wardrobe, it is preferable to use a sliding door with guides, since it affects a minimum of free space, is easy to use and safe, especially for small children. The biggest challenge here is the installation of a complex sash system with rounded rails, the sets of which have a considerable cost.
The process of organizing a semicircular dressing room is simplified in apartments that have a ready-made storage room. In it, using a minimum of materials, you can create a compact and functional corner. Corner wardrobes in the closet require lighting and ventilation, but in general this is the easiest option. It will need a rounded wall and a narrow single-leaf door.
Of the materials for creating corner wardrobes and doors, they are most often used: plastic, PVC, polyurethane, organic and mineral tempered glass, chipboard or chipboard sheets, natural wood and laminated plywood.
How to design
Before deciding on a project for a built-in corner wardrobe in an apartment room, you need to choose its shape and dimensions depending on the area of the room. For small rooms, it is optimal to use rounded structures, they take up less usable space than rectangular ones.
Next, materials, types of partitions and types of communications that need to be carried inside are selected. According to these conditions, drawings are created - side and in profile. They will greatly simplify further installation work. The layout and construction of walls should be carried out strictly according to the level, especially with the further installation of door systems with guides, which, at the slightest error, stop and simply do not move.
There are projects for corner wardrobes that do not reach the ceiling. They simplify installation work and bring additional ventilation inside. If you want to provide soundproofing of this room, then you can equip the walls in full height, adjacent to the ceiling. Installation of partitions and doors can be made of transparent materials, then light will penetrate into the dressing room from the outside and there is no need to install unnecessary light sources.
Before creating a project for a built-in wardrobe, you need to take into account the shapes and sizes of internal cabinets, shelves, hangers. Corner and rounded shapes often do not allow to fit inside large furniture. Therefore, it is better to draw an approximate interior plan in advance with all the cabinets inside and estimate the remaining free space.
Any kind of built-in wardrobe usually contains the following items:
- horizontal bars for hanging on the hangers of jackets, coats, raincoats, jackets, dresses, suits;
- barbells for trousers;
- drawers for storing knitwear, linen, bedding;
- open shelves for accessories, perfumes, clothing care items;
- compartment for shoes;
Since the corner dressing room has little free space, it is necessary to show ingenuity and imagination to place all the listed items. It is best to place large L-shaped furniture along the interior walls. For example, one side has hanging rods, and the other has drawers and shelves. To save space, you can use multi-level compartments. If there is not enough free space for a full-length mirror, then you can hang it on the outer wall or entrance doors. But for this you will have to make a swing system, since it will not work to hang a large mirror sheet on the compartment door from the inside.
You can simplify the work of installing walls and filling such a room by purchasing a ready-made wardrobe. Corner models are presented, which contain bars for suits and outerwear, shelving and drawers. They do not have an external partition, but you can easily install a semicircular cornice on your own and hang beautiful curtains on it. And if you make an effort and make a rounded contour, then a semicircular wall made of plastic, drywall or polyurethane with any chosen decor is installed on it. Instead of a complex door system with guides, you can arrange the walls with an opening, which is hung with a small curtain.
The problem of optimal arrangement of a small-sized corner semicircular dressing room is solved by ready-made furniture sets that are on sale. They are specially designed for maximum capacity of clothes and accessories in a small area. At the same time, in the end, there is still a place to dress freely and look at yourself in the mirror.
According to customer reviews, the following brands of dressing rooms can be distinguished:
- Brand Dwell - a manufacturer of high quality furniture from Italy. Among its products are compact and spacious clothing racks with a very striking design.
- Italian brand Smart presents many models of wardrobe headsets, which are practical and stylish.
- Built-in furniture and ready-made walk-in closets with content Todalen will allow you to easily create a functional filling of the clothing room.
- Domestic manufacturer Glasstroy offers fashionable glass partitions made of durable material in various models. You can order a small semicircular door of this brand, which will solve all the problems with organizing a compact dressing room in the apartment.
Dressing room floors are best made from a smooth surface that is easy to clean. Carpets in a room where a large amount of dust is emitted from garments is undesirable. But in order not to stand with bare feet on a bare surface, you can have a small mat made of non-fabric materials.