Whether you have a huge or tiny walk in robe, designing joinery for it that actually suits your needs can make a huge difference when getting ready. The most important thing to do is to make a note of your actual clothes, shoes and accessories, and how much of each you have so that you can divide up the space accordingly. However, there are a few things that I always like to add to all walk in robes I design to ensure it is as practical as possible:
1 | Drawers
When adding drawers to a robe, I like to combine a few different sizes and heights to ensure that all the different things that you need to store are covered. Think about what sort of things you like to store in drawers:
- Large items like jumpers
- T-shirts and pants
- Socks and underwear
- Belts and jewellery
- Handbags, hats and other accessories
Adding dividers inside drawers is also a very helpful way to separate things to make your items as easy as possible to find.
2 | Full length mirror
I always like to add a full length mirror to all robes to ensure that you don't have to waste time going into another room to check your outfit before you leave. This can either go on the wall between two sections of robe, mounted onto a robe door if you have any, or you can include a pull out mirror that slides out from the end of the robe joinery.
3 | LED Light Strips
There is nothing worse than trying to select clothes to wear and not being able to see what you're looking at. Since most walk in robes have minimal to no windows, I like to add LED strips wherever possible. This includes to the underside of the shelf above a hanging rail, top of open shelves and you can even add them inside jewellery/accessory drawers. For WIRs that lead into an Ensuite, I sometimes also like to add LED strips at the bottom in the kicker that can be left on at night so you can see your way into the Ensuite.
4 | Large shelves at the top
It can be tricky finding places to store suitcases, boxes of off-season clothes and linen or other large items. That's why I always add large open shelves at the top of robes for these larger items. You can also add doors over the top to allow them to be hidden away from view, but still accessible when required.
5 | Pull out shoe shelves
Pull out shoe shelves allow you to use the full depth of the robe to store shoes whist still being able to easily see all your shoes once the shelf is pulled out. It's a great addition to any robe that can be included at the bottom of a bank of drawers, or if you have a lot of shoes, you can create a tower of pull out shoe shelves.
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Have a wonderful week!