Many of us have the challenge of owning too much stuff and not enough room to store it. Living in clutter is difficult. It clouds your brain and can rob you of time and efficiency. Instead of buying furniture to accommodate your belongings, try incorporating built-in wardrobes that look natural, make the best use of space, and are sturdy enough to handle whatever you need to put away. The key to built-in wardrobes is the design of them. If you don't design them properly to hold what you have, they become nothing but a waste of space. To build the best built-in wardrobe, take it in steps and plan effectively.
Step one: Define the best space
The first step to creating and designing built-in wardrobes is to find the available space. A built-in should exist where the need is, not where the space is. Building a closet to hold jackets at the back of the house is not going to give you the functionality you want. There are many ways to build in a wardrobe to tiny spaces if you are creative. Try out many space alternatives before diving right in. It is a good idea to put up chalk lines where the built-in will reside to ensure that it isn't stopping the flow of traffic, or that it will end up being in your way.
Step two: Define what you have to store
Before you dive in to build a built-in wardrobe, it is best to define what you want to house in it. Different designs are going to accommodate different things. For instance, if it is going to house big jackets, you are going to want to design it differently than if it is going to house your hats and gloves. Knowing what you are going to put in it will dictate the overall design.
Step three: Design to maximize
When you are designing a built-in, make sure to use every inch of it. A built-in wardrobe can be both enclosed or exposed. Define whether it is something that you are using to display your things or hide them. Making the most efficient use of space is important, as is defining what you are using it for. Add baskets, hanging shelves, or drawers to find more space and functionality. You want to use every inch effectively.
Built-in wardrobes can be an excellent addition to your home. Adding to the overall aesthetics, if you build it right, it can either save you a whole lot of space or showcase your valuables for all to see.