Consumers who are fortunate enough to have the extra space available are spending money on creating walk-in-wardrobes. This trend has increased more and more in recent years, and as such we’ve seen a big change in tastes, fashions and trends that relate to this luxury item, so we thought we’d share a little bit of what we’ve found, just in case your next project just so happens to be a walk-in-wardrobe.
The first and most important factor is that the space has to be functional, obvious yes, but quite often overlooked. From speaking with the trade, a decent amount of discussion with the consumer is the best way to make sure the design works well for them, and the items being put in the space once it’s finished. This includes planning the type of material, finish, layout of shelves, drawers and rails, as well as giving careful consideration to the type of wirework products that might make the design even better and more functional.
As walk-in-wardrobes tend to be put in an otherwise unused space, the likelihood is that lighting will be needed due to many of these spaces have little or no natural light. A great tip is to use Sensio spot lights, which provide a crisp low voltage light, great for task lighting, but can also be dimmed to create an ambient light if required.
Lighting within the cabinet is also key, so consider using any of the Sensio strip lights, which can be cleverly tucked under shelves, cornices and plinths to provide a more stunning and attractive lighting design. A new product to HPP is the Sensio Rechargeable rail light, which activates upon sensing movement (via a PIR sensor), another great idea if electricity supplies are out of reach.
If ceiling height is available, make sure to utilise that as much as possible too. Double hanging is a very space efficient way of presenting clothes, and is normally within easy reach for most people. If the position of the second rail is too high, a handy designer stool or small step-ladder can be added for easier access.
A lot of consumers feel that walk in wardrobes have to built into a perfectly square or rectangular space, but some of the projects our customers have recently worked on make the most of the least obvious spaces, including L-shaped walk in wardrobes, as well as curved and very angular spaces.
To finish the look and provide a truly luxurious effect, our Glide range of sliding doors give the appearance of a normal wardrobe from within the bedroom, but then slide open to reveal a breath taking walk-in-wardrobe.
With the right design, and the right board, doors and fittings, almost anything is possible. If you need help or advice planning your next walk-in-wardrobe project, why not speak to one of our advisors at HPP who can talk you through what you’re likely to need, and also provide handy tips on how best to implement it all.