A separate room just for clothes, shoes and accessories? It’s not as difficult as you might think. With the right approach, you can plan your walk-in closet in such a way that you can realize your dressing dreams even in the smallest of spaces. In this article we will show you which furniture you need for your walk-in closet and how you can create storage space where there is actually none.
Tip 1: Take your time to plan your walk-in closet setup!
We can’t stress this enough: Planning your walk-in closet before you start building it will make or break your project. On the one hand, you tend to have too little rather than too much space in your own four walls, and on the other hand, different types of furniture are combined with walk-in closets:
- corner cabinets,
- Sliding doors or
- bench seats
can be integrated as desired for a walk-in closet.
Therefore, measure carefully and double-check all measurements. Also pay attention to existing baseboards, radiators and sockets and make sure that there is enough clearance to the walls and ceiling for the construction of niche cabinets . To ensure that nothing goes wrong when building your walk-in closet, we have prepared practical measuring instructions as a PDF for download.
Tip 2: Use sloping ceilings and angled niches with sliding doors for your walk-in closet!
What many people don’t know is that you don’t always need a separate room for a walk-in closet. Unused niches or corners can be converted in just a few steps. Or how about a walk-in closet under a sloping roof or even under a staircase ? If you equip your walk-in closet with a sliding door, a depth of just under 120 cm is enough to create a practically usable space behind it. Sliding doors also save a lot of space in front of the closet, since hinged doors need more space to open.
Tip 3: Adapt the furnishings of your walk-in closet to your needs, not the other way around!
It’s not the available space that matters, but the right layout and equipment of your walk-in dressing room. Take a critical look at your previous wardrobe and ask yourself which elements you like and what you want your new wardrobe to be able to do: how many items of clothing of which type do you want to store? Which parts do you need regularly and which ones rarely? In this way you can plan the equipment (clothes rails, compartments, drawers, etc.) and layout of your new walk-in closet. Shelving systems also create a lot of space in the smallest of spaces.
You should keep an eye on these important dimensions so that you can enjoy your finished wardrobe afterwards:
Useful dimensions for compartments depending on the garment:
Tops: compartment approx. 25 cm wide and 40-45 cm deep
Jackets: compartment approx. 10 cm high
Shoes: compartment approx. 22 cm wide
On the clothes rail:
Expect a depth of about 50 cm.
About 20-30 tops fit one meter.
Planning your walk-in closet also includes the question of how you want to sort your clothes (e.g. by type, size or season) and which items of clothing should always be easily accessible – the latter you should place in the “comfort zones” of your dressing room, that is at a height of about 50-170 cm.
Tip 4: Plan the equipment, compartments and shelves of your walk-in closet according to your favorite clothes!
Practical helpers can enrich your dressing room enormously: for example, lift systems for trousers, skirts, jackets and tops can be attached high up in the closet. They make perfect use of the height of the space and bring your clothes to an ergonomic height in just one movement.
Incidentally, it is worth planning lighting in your walk-in closet as well. With discreet LED lights with motion detectors you save yourself a complex light installation: The lights are very easy to attach and come on exactly when it is necessary – for example when the closet door is opened or when you enter the dressing room.
Tip 5: Gain storage space by buying a custom made walk-in closet!
You have already collected many ideas for your individual dressing room, but there is simply not enough space in the back and front? No problem, because on searchforpublicschools.com you can plan your walk-in closet so that it fits into every niche and even under sloping ceilings or stairs. Easily adapt your closet to your living situation and create space with custom-made products exactly where it is needed. If you want to gain additional storage space, plan a walk-in closet with sliding doors instead of revolving doors.
Of course, off-the-shelf furniture is often cheaper, but it can definitely be worth buying a custom-made walk-in closet. A bespoke dressing room doesn’t have to break your budget. Simply configure your dressing room with the online configurator to make your living dreams come true and to get an approximate budget idea. Or let us plan your walk-in closet – without obligation and free of charge, of course.