Maple & Gray WardrobesWardrobe, Berkshire
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What Houzz contributors are saying:
How can I maximise space?A layout I recommend for small wardrobes is to install a hanging rail in the top half to hang dresses, jackets, shirts and suits; and low- to mid-height drawers across the entire base of the wardrobe where you can store folded items such as T-shirts and gym gear. The top surface of the drawers can be used to place shelving trays for accessories and socks.
Choose your hinges and runnersIt’s worth putting thought into the little details that make all the difference to the look and feel of your furniture. There is a large range of hinge options. Your design style, as well as the purpose of the piece, will help you choose the right ones. Traditional-style doors may suit a brass butt hinge with decorative finials. These are visible from the outside, and can be a decorative feature. For a minimal look, go for a concealed hinge like the ones on this wardrobe. They create a clean, streamlined look on the exterior, but bear in mind that they are more conspicuous on the inside than a traditional butt hinge.Drawer runners also come in a wide choice of designs. Standard runners are positioned on the side of the drawers and are visible when the drawer is opened. Alternatively, undermounted runners give a cleaner look with sides that are kept clear, but they take up a little more space. Also, think about features such as soft-closing or self-closing mechanisms, magnet catches to keep doors closed, and push catches for a handleless option. Your joiner will be able to run through the pros and cons of each option with you. Make sure you also tell them how heavy the contents of the drawers will be, so they can factor this in.How Bespoke Furniture Can Solve Your Design Problems
4. Embrace a minimal wardrobeNo matter where I’m going on holidays, no matter how long I travel for and no matter the weather I always seem to over pack. The reason I know I’ve over packed isn’t because my suitcase is bulging or weighs too much; it’s because I never seem to need everything I pack. When I’m on holidays I seem to wear the same clothes over and over again. And when I think about it, I really do the same thing when I’m home too.The 80 per cent of my wardrobe that I didn’t bring on holidays isn’t missed while I’m away. So I ask the question – how many of the clothes in my wardrobe do I really wear and need to keep? Maybe you too could reduce the number of items in your wardrobe and live more like you’re on holidays, with just a few of your favourite pieces to pick from.
What Houzzers are commenting on:
Suivez la règle d’Oprah Winfrey et votre penderie se triera toute seule : à chaque fois que vous portez un vêtement, rangez-le au bout de la tringle. Au bout de six mois, vous aurez une bonne idée des vêtements que vous avez une chance de remettre et de ceux dont vous pouvez vous débarrasser ou donner à une œuvre de charité.