No matter how many different dressers and other storage options appear, most people still prefer to put all their items in classic cabinets with shelves. This article will consider the types of such cabinets and options for properly storing things in them.
Varieties of furniture
There are many types of cabinets with shelves inside. They are divided into several categories at once.
First of all, cabinets differ in what material they are made of. A traditional and proven option for many centuries is solid wood cabinets. At the same time, more affordable alternatives are also popular, for example, MFD or fiberboard. Now more and more people are choosing furniture made of plastic or metal to decorate their apartments. The choice of material depends on the interior in which it will be installed, as well as on your budget, since each of them has its own advantages and disadvantages.
Door opening mechanism
This is another parameter that sets the cabinets apart. Doors can be either swing or sliding. A more affordable option is a classic wardrobe with doors that swing open. But the coupe also has its advantages - they are ergonomic, and it is quite possible to place a table or chairs next to such a wardrobe. A less common option is furniture with a folding door called an accordion. Corner wardrobes with accordion doors are the ideal choice for small spaces.
The cabinet can be either closed or open. It all depends on what things you plan to store in it and where you plan to install it. So, for example, it is better to put underwear and other personal belongings on the shelves hidden behind the doors. And on open shelves it is worth placing some decorative items, books, albums, and so on.
The best option is a semi-closed cabinet, which has both open shelves and closed ones. Usually, in this case, just a closed cabinet is located on the side, and an open cabinet is located in the middle. In this case, you will get both a little personal space and a place that will decorate your room.
Also, cabinets can be divided into wall and floor cabinets. Hanging ones are used, as a rule, in the bathroom and in the bedroom for storing cosmetic accessories. Books can also be placed on their shelves. But they usually prefer to put clothes in floor cabinets.
How to choose?
The choice of cabinet depends on the number of things, the principles of their storage and the size of your room. Let's look at the intricacies of choosing a wardrobe with shelves for storing clothes.
The dimensions of the cabinet with shelves depend on many things. First, rely on the amount of clothing. Experts advise taking into account not only the things that you have, but also remember that over time, the wardrobe will increase.
It is also important what you plan to fill your closet with - if you have more dresses and suits, then it is better to take most of your closet under a compartment with rods, where everything can be hung on a hanger. Otherwise, pick up furniture where there are many shelves and it is possible to store all your belongings separately in groups.
The minimum depth of cabinets with shelves is one meter. But here it should be borne in mind that part of the space is eaten up by the door and the wall. This is especially true for coupes in which the door frame is supplemented with a wide roller. Such a shallow cabinet is quite capable of accommodating everything you need. Deeper products in fact resemble a small dressing room. Furniture with shelves, as a rule, should not be too deep - this is impractical and not really necessary, since things in the back row will be very difficult for you to reach.
The minimum permissible width is approximately the same. Wider furniture is suitable for a large space or for those who like to buy a lot of things, constantly delighting themselves with something new.
The height is only limited by the features of your room. If you have a small space, choose a low cabinet, otherwise you can find furniture with a huge number of shelves, reaching almost to the ceiling.
In addition to the fact that the doors can be both sliding and hinged, their number is also different. It all depends on the number of sections. A section with shelves can be hidden behind one door, and with rods behind two others.
This will allow you to optimally distribute all your items in the wardrobe.
The number of shelves, as well as the dimensions of the furniture, depend on how many people and how many things the cabinet is designed for. It is much more convenient when there are many shelves, in this case each type of clothing will have its own place. The same can be said for bookcases - a large number of shelves allows you to optimize the arrangement of all things.
It is desirable that the cabinet also has at least one drawer. Otherwise, you will have to buy separate baskets for your laundry and socks to keep everything in order.
How to allocate space?
It is not enough just to choose a large cabinet with the required number of shelves, you also need to be able to properly organize the internal space. In this case, even a small storage will be able to fit all that you need for everyday life.
Professionals advise dividing the entire space into three separate zones:
- The top shelves usually store things that are rarely used. They are the most difficult to access, so bed linen or seasonal items are located there. About 20% of the total space is separated for this space.
- The central space with shelves is reserved for the most frequently used items. There is what is most often worn. The center shelves are about half of the total space.
- At the bottom, as well as at the top, they store what is used less often. This area is usually reserved for bags, shoes or boxes of linen and socks. If it consists only of shelves, then special baskets can be used as an alternative to the drawers.
Features of storage
There are also certain tips for storing different types of things. Let's take a look at these basic rules to help keep things on the shelves neat and stylish.
All wrinkled clothing should, of course, be left for the barbell cabinets. Only what is sewn from wrinkle-free fabrics remains for storage on the shelves.
Underwear must be folded into special boxes, where there can be either one general department, or several small ones. In such organizers, accessories and other little things are stored, which will simply get lost on the wide shelves of the cabinet.
The top shelf is best reserved for bedding, hats or boxes with bags and temporarily unused items.
Wardrobes with shelves fit well both in the interior of the bedroom and in the design of the living room. If you choose an all-wall wardrobe, then some of the shelves can be used to decorate the space of the room. Stylists advise using open shelves to install flower pots, appliances or small decorative details. This will decorate the room.
At the same time, the cabinet body itself should be combined in style with the rest of the interior. If the room is modern, then you should choose something simpler and more concise. In other cases, it is permissible to use bright decorative elements, inserts from other materials or the use of mirrored doors. The presence of mirrors is especially important for modern wardrobes.
Choose a stylish and practical wardrobe with just the right amount of shelves for you and make the most of it.
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