If you're planning to have a complete redesign of your bedroom at home, then you'll want to make sure that you prioritise your storage space and get rid of all the clutter you've been dealing with for months. You've been dealing with a design that was less than optimal and have more than your fair share of 'stuff', so you need to think about introducing a custom-made, built-in wardrobe that's tailor-made just for you. What do you need to think about as you plan for this big change?
Before you even start, perform a full inventory and sort out all your clothes and accessories. Once you've done this and have taken stock, you will know how much space you need to hang, fold or simply place items on the floor. You'll want to know what you wear most often and will need to plan the space accordingly so these items are easily accessible. Conversely, you'll also know what to pack away due to rare usage.
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With a clean sheet of paper, you can now design the wardrobe based on your precise requirements. Think outside the box and do not simply replicate your old system, as this is where you got into trouble before. For example, you can have a pair of hanging rails, one of which is placed on top of the other, so long as you don't have any items of clothing that are particularly long, such as a trench coat. Alternatively, you can have a mixture of rails with a pair at one end and a singleton at the other, with adjustable rails as an option if you truly want additional freedom.
Today, many materials are made to be 'crease-free', which means that you can fold a lot of them and put them on shelves instead of hanging them on a rail. You may be able to introduce a number of additional drawers to store smaller items and you can make the front panel of each transparent so you can see exactly what is within.
With a custom-made, built-in wardrobe, you will have a lot of vertical space to play with, as the doors can go all the way up to the ceiling. Make sure that you make use of this space and put items that you only use infrequently on elevated shelves.
Finally, think about adding some sliding doors to your wardrobe so you need less space outside and can be more creative with the bedroom furniture. One of these doors can be a full-length mirror, which will also make the room feel much larger and more welcoming.