Unfortunately, the problem of small living space has always been, is and, most likely, will remain a problem for many families for a long time to come. However, furniture is improving, becoming more functional, and today the problem of storing things in a small apartment can be solved by placing a small wardrobe.
The main advantage of sliding wardrobes is that such furniture does not take up much space, therefore, they are quite suitable for a small room. The purchase of a sliding wardrobe is a successful solution to the problem of a lack of space. A wardrobe with a sliding door system can be installed in any part of the apartment, while furniture with swing doors requires more space.
In addition to size, small wardrobes do not differ from standard furniture and, like ordinary wardrobes, can be built-in and free-standing. Which of these options to choose, everyone decides for themselves. Each of them has its own strengths and weaknesses.
Features of the cabinet and built-in cabinet
At first glance, it seems that for a small apartment, especially for a studio, a built-in wardrobe is the only right solution. Indeed, such furniture takes up little space. Any niche is suitable for arranging a built-in wardrobe. It can also be installed in an interior wall or plasterboard partition.
In a studio apartment, using such a cabinet, you can zone the space. In addition, it can be made double-sided - on the one hand there is a dressing room, and on the other hand, a place for storing kitchen utensils. Such a cabinet will cost less than a cabinet cabinet, since the consumption of materials for it is less.
It makes sense to make a built-in wardrobe for the entire width of the room and for the entire height. So you save yourself the trouble of dusting the upper mezzanines and make the most of the entire space of the room.
However, a significant disadvantage of built-in furniture is that it is extremely difficult to dismantle it if necessary. In addition, such a cabinet is most often made to order according to individual sizes suitable for a particular place and it is extremely problematic to rearrange it later to another room.
Cabinet furniture is devoid of this drawback. If you do not want to wait for a custom-made cabinet, you can purchase it in a ready-made version. Now many firms - manufacturers offer furniture for small apartments. In addition, if you wish, you can pick up a chest of drawers, a curbstone or other furniture module to make a set. A cabinet wardrobe - a compartment can be moved, swapped, transported to another place - it is very mobile. However, its cost will be slightly higher than the built-in version.
To the bedroom
Depending on which part of the apartment the closet is intended for, there will be its filling. A small wardrobe in the bedroom can be narrow - about 45 cm, as well as one- or two-door. If this wardrobe is to be used by spouses, it is necessary that there be room in it for the wardrobe of women and men. Also, the wardrobe must have a compartment for hangers and shelves or drawers in which underwear, bedding sets, blankets, blankets, towels and other things will be stored.
Many designers advise to order wardrobes with mirrored doors in the entire height of the room. In this case, the wardrobe in the bedroom should not be mounted opposite the bed. It is believed that the reflection of a sleeping person in a mirror negatively affects his well-being.And experts in the field of psychology assure that in families where there is a mirror in the bedroom, quarrels over trifles occur more often than others.
Psychics and astrologers also strongly object to the presence of mirrors in the bedroom, arguing that if the mirror reflects the bedroom door or bed (regardless of whether it is in whole or in part), it increases the failure in the family.
If you still want to have a mirror in your bedroom, you can make a mobile dressing table on wheels with a mirror that can be hidden in a wardrobe at night.
To the living room
We are all accustomed to the fact that things in the living room are traditionally stored in standard walls or modern slides. However, more often than not, such furniture is very non-functional and, with all the abundance of shelves and drawers, in fact it turns out to be impractical and small. And the problem of wardrobe placement remains unresolved. This is especially true for one-room apartments, where one room at a time. Sometimes the situation is further complicated by the circumstance, if the room has a non-standard layout. In this case, a small wardrobe will also help.
There are few options for placing a small wardrobe - a compartment in the living room. The classic version of wardrobes is from wall to wall. If this option is not suitable, and the space needs to be used to the maximum, you can order a corner wardrobe - a compartment with a straight or radius door. It will look organic and original.
A small space is characterized by a minimalist interior, that is, all unnecessary things should be hidden from prying eyes. For these purposes, a wardrobe was invented. Behind the sliding facades, you can hide a niche with a television panel, a cabinet with a computer or laptop and other sources of radiation. In this case, the wardrobe will also serve as a study. This technique works great in small single rooms and studios.
Another way to minimize space in a small room is a transformer bed built into the cabinet. Most often, the bed itself is mounted in the middle, and on the sides you can place two small wardrobes with sliding doors. In this case, the upper space of the room can also be used. If the room does not allow to put two cabinets, you can get by with one cabinet.
Into the hallway
The internal and external arrangement of the wardrobe for the hallway differs somewhat from those wardrobes that are intended for living rooms. Unlike the bedroom, mirrors in the hallway are not only not forbidden, but also welcome. Especially if it is a small hallway. In this case, the mirror will just be a very good technique for visually expanding the boundaries of the room. In addition, the light from the ceiling lamps will be reflected in it, making the room brighter, especially since the hallway is not the most lighted place in the apartment. There are no windows in it, and the light is turned on here only when necessary. Therefore, furniture for cramped Khrushchev hallways is better to select light shades. In addition, it should overlap with the overall design of the room. To add light to a dark corridor, you can make LED lighting along the top of the wardrobe - compartment.
Mandatory elements for the wardrobe - compartment in the hallway:
- Compartment for outerwear. It can be a bar on which hangers with coats and fur coats are hung, or it can be a wall bar with hooks. It is worth making a reservation that if the cabinet is too narrow, then things on the bar will be placed frontally.
- Shoe cabinet. A very convenient option is a multi-storey cabinet with vertical compartments for pairs of shoes.
- Space for accessories. Various little things tend to get lost at the most inopportune moment. Find a place in your little cabinet to store these items so they can be seen at all times. For scarves and belts, you can make a special retractable bar - holder.Keys, combs and business card holders can be hidden in a special drawer, and hats and umbrellas can be sent to the top shelf.
- Shelves for small items. Entering an apartment, the first thing you want to do is get rid of your keys, bags and free your hands. If space permits, add several side shelves outside the wardrobe.