Learning from professionals is always beneficial! In the field of fitted wardrobes too. In this article City Wardrobes will tell you exactly how professional designers approach the design of a dressing room, which will become the main storage place in an apartment or house.
First, designers make an inventory of things and take measurements from them
This is the first step — figuring out what exactly will be located in the dressing room. Does the hostess have a fur coat? Does the owner have a long cashmere coat? They need a separate seat! What size will the vacuum cleaner be stored on the bottom shelf? How many high boots and boots? Only after an accurate inventory of everything that will fit in the dressing room has been compiled, it will be possible to choose a storage system. And be sure that every thing has its place.
Second — choose a place for a dressing room
Do you think that in your apartment there is no place at all for a full dressing room? This is not true! You can approach the arrangement of the storage place in different ways. Designers are always ready to offer clients the best solution and take an unexpected step. For example, allocate an unused corner of the bedroom, a space under the stairs for a dressing room, attach a loggia or convert a pantry near the kitchen.
Third — take into account the growth of the client
Will it be convenient for a short hostess to reach the upper shelves? Most likely no. You will need a stepladder stool, for example. In addition, the topmost shelves will store items that are least used so that you do not need to pick them up so often. Important! Designers advise to place drawers at the bottom so that they are convenient to use. And the shelves with a depth of 25 and a height of 32 centimeters should be placed at a height of 110 centimeters, so that you can immediately see what is where. It is advisable to place something large and not used every day on the uppermost shelves. For example, suitcase, blanket and pillows for guests.
Fourth — take into account the client's habits
For example, some homeowners stack their jeans on shelves, while others hang them up like pants. It depends on the habits of the owners, how many shelves and drawers there will be, whether there will be compartments for dresses on the floor or you can save on them.
Fifth — leave a margin for the future
Designers always plan a dressing room in such a way that approximately 20% of the space remains empty. Free shelves and hangers will definitely fill up in the future, because the owners will update their wardrobe, they can buy, for example, a bigger suitcase. Or maybe the owners have a second child in their plans? Be sure to take this into account and leave room for the stroller, so that later you do not have to redo the entire storage system.
Sixth — do not forget about ventilation and proper lighting of the dressing room
First, the designers approve with the owners the project for the location of the storage systems, and then deal with communications. Otherwise, it may turn out that the wiring is not going where it is needed, the switch is behind the cabinet, and the outlet for the lamp closes the shelf. Ventilation is necessary so that there is no smell of dampness in a room where there is no window. This is especially important if the dressing room borders on a bathroom or kitchen. Sockets in the dressing room are needed, for example, for a vacuum cleaner, hairdryer, iron, if this is where the ironing board will be.
Seventh — don't forget about design
This is also important! It is clear that most of the dressing room will be filled with things and here you will not particularly “roam” with the decor. Still, the room should look attractive, not like a cluttered warehouse. The original armchair, floor lamp, curtains are important details. Designers advise to make the front of the dressing room closed so that the possible mess on the shelves is not striking immediately from the entrance.
Designers always equip a dressing room for the needs of a particular family, taking into account what things and in what quantities will be stored here. Leave a margin for the future, do not forget about communications and at the same time pay attention to the decor. A simple but very correct approach to take into service.