An overstuffed, haphazard wardrobe or cabinet is the stuff of nightmares. How do you fish out your favourite top when it’s buried beneath a gazillion other items? Smart storage solutions, whether they’re in the form of a walk-in wardrobe, cabinet, cupboard or closet, are highly-sought after features in any home. They allow you to organise your space, so you can feel more calm and in control of your household. And while a walk-in wardrobe may not be feasible in every home, there are plenty of other storage options that can help you make the most of your space.
Browse the photos on Houzz for a wide variety of storage and wardrobe solutions, from wall units and shelving, to room dividers that double as storage; as well as more lavish options such as walk-in wardrobes boasting spinning shoe racks and display cases with lighting.
How many cabinets should a built-in wardrobe have?
The size of your built-in wardrobe should be largely dependant on how much hanging space you actually need. Just because you have a blank wall, for example, doesn’t mean it has to be filled with a large wardrobe. Position shelves above hanging space to be more ergonomic, and only add drawers if you plan on having an open wardrobe as this will add to the overall price. A dresser or chest of drawers is a better option for fold-away clothes, so long as you have the room. Shoe collections can also take up ample room in a built-in wardrobe, so consider a purpose-built cabinet or shoe rack instead.
How do I organise my wardrobe or cupboard?
With so many shoes, ties, clothes and bags to stash, wardrobe organisation is key. Use hooks, storage baskets, drawer partitions or dividers to keep your belongings in order. Storage baskets or plastic containers are great for storing things like belts and scarves, while shelf dividers can keep knits, jeans and shirts neatly packed away. Take pride in your shoe collection? Create a shoe storage display using a few strips of moulding mounted to the wall so you can hook your shoes. Similarly, an open robe can make your clothing a feature.
What extras can I include in my wardrobe design?
If you want a luxurious wardrobe, consider including a small sitting area with a window seat, storage ottoman, or lounge chair. You could also add a makeup vanity, complete with a jewellery box and makeup drawer. A viewing area with full-length mirrors will also make getting ready a breeze. Wardrobe lighting will bring the space to life – use display lighting to showcase your clothing, task lighting for functionality and mood lighting to set the scene.
Whether you want inspiration for planning a storage and wardrobe renovation or are building a designer storage and wardrobe from scratch, Houzz has 142,477 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Castle Design and Ming Architects. Look through storage and wardrobe photos in different colours and styles and when you find a storage and wardrobe design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful storage and wardrobe ideas photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.