Modern corner cabinets are distinguished by their attractive design, ease of use, and also significantly save space in the house. Wardrobes are ideal for hallways, living rooms, bedrooms and children's rooms. With such a piece of furniture, not a single centimeter of space will be wasted, which is especially important for owners of small apartments. And in order to fully appreciate all the advantages of such furniture, you should carefully consider the filling of the corner cabinet. The tips in this article will help you easily deal with such a question.
Depending on the model, the following auxiliary elements are present inside the cabinet:
- shelves (regular, pull-out, lattice);
- special rods, etc.
The listed parts can be removed, or vice versa, put in addition. If you order the manufacture of a cabinet according to your own project, then you should think over all the necessary elements in advance and clarify their quantity. The convenience of organizing things completely depends on how rationally such details are developed.
Next, let's talk about the options for the arrangement of items in the closet. First of all, it should be noted that the methods of internal filling of furniture directly depend on which room the cabinet is located in.
However, there are universal rules to keep in mind when filling any cabinet:
- Upper tier. This is the hardest part of the closet to reach. It is recommended to store bulky items that you rarely use in the area under the ceiling. For example, seasonal clothing, old equipment, some kind of inventory. However, if circumstances force you to put more or less frequently used items on the mezzanine, equip the cabinet with shelves with a height adjustment mechanism or pantograph bars. Such devices will provide quick and convenient access to things, even if they are hidden very high.
- Middle tier - the most comfortable, easily accessible and largest area in the entire closet. There are boxes and baskets, lots of shelves, and most often a bar with hangers. Here it is best to place the items most in demand in everyday life. For example, casual clothes.
- Lower tier. As a rule, shoes are stored in this area of the corner cabinet. For this purpose, the furniture is equipped with special shelves and escalator bases. It is also wise to place heavy household items at the bottom, no matter how often you use them.
Despite their originality and practicality, corner cabinets have one small drawback. Due to the peculiarity of the design, so-called "dead zones" are formed inside this piece of furniture. These are hard-to-reach places or a very small space for which it is difficult to come up with a functional purpose. However, such a nuance is easily eliminated using systems with drawers, pantographs and shelves. In addition, small-sized accessories can be placed even on small shelves. For example, hats, books, etc.
Now let's look at specific examples of the internal structure of a corner cabinet for certain types of rooms.
So it will be even easier for you to navigate in such a question.
In the hall
It is for the hallway that corner cabinets are most often purchased. Such furniture will help to rationally organize everything you need - from massive jackets to small accessories.
It is optimal to place bulky travel bags and suitcases under the ceiling, as well as seasonal items.It is very convenient in summer to fold large winter jackets on the mezzanine, which are pre-packed in vacuum bags. In this way, you will significantly save free space inside the cabinet.
In the middle section, it is best to place a bar with hangers, designed for everyday outerwear.
Remember that men's coats require at least 175 centimeters in height. And for women's raincoats - about 140 centimeters.
If your corner cabinet has long compartments without cross shelves, save them for storing sports equipment. For example, alpine skis, trekking poles, or for accessories - umbrellas, walking sticks, etc. Small drawers are great for storing hats, scarves and gloves. This applies to situations where there are no special hangers in the hallway for the listed things.
Bottom shelves are usually for storing shoes. It is advisable that the shelves are mesh, so you avoid the excessive spread of dust and dirt. The recommended shoe rack size is approximately 80-100 centimeters.
In the bedroom
In general, the same rules apply to organizing the contents of the closet in the bedroom as for any closet: the largest and rarely used is up, the heaviest is down, and often used is in the middle zone. However, there are some nuances here. For example, delicate garments are best stored in cabinets with doors. And things that can stretch and deform are recommended to be put on shelves, and not hung on a hanger. To accommodate trousers, it is advisable to purchase special trempels. Such fixtures will allow you to save space in the closet and at the same time keep the beautiful appearance of your clothes. By the way, the size of the trouser compartment must be at least 120 centimeters high.
In small drawers or baskets, you should put socks or tights, underwear.
Save the widest compartments for storing bedding sets, spare pillows and blankets. A barbell in the spacious middle zone is best used to place dresses, shirts and blouses on a hanger. If there is still free space at the bottom of the compartment, you can put additional beautiful baskets there, in which it is convenient to put various little things.
T-shirts and sweaters are conveniently placed on small, small shelves. When there are hooks on the cabinet walls, use them for bathrobes or bags. And the short crossbars are useful for storing belts and ties. It is also a great idea to place a pull-out ironing board in a large closet. This is a very convenient and practical option that will help you save space and keep your room tidy.
It is also best to place shoes in the lower compartment of the corner cabinet in the bedroom, or place there any heavy objects that you want to hide from prying eyes.
If your corner cabinet has shelves and compartments that are not hidden by doors, use them to decorate the room. Place your favorite books, a vase of flowers, travel souvenirs, or a jewelry stand on the corner shelves. So you will not only find a place for all these items, but also give the room a coziness and a finished look. In addition, any cabinet can be equipped with lighting. This will make it much more convenient for you to find the things you need.
You will learn more about filling corner cabinets in the following video.