What else should be considered in the built-in cabinet?
Once a wardrobe inventory has been taken and the room has been measured, the next items need to be thought through:
Open or closed concept?
While most people tend to stick to closed closets, more and more people are getting into the open wardrobe trend.
With open closets, you can see all of your clothes at a glance, which sometimes saves time when getting dressed.
It can also provide a greater incentive to keep things neat and tidy in the closet.
Open cabinets are also often less expensive because they eliminate the need for doors. However, if your home tends to get dusty quickly or there are pets in the household,
invest in clear glass doors to achieve an open concept while keeping dust at bay.
When designing, the focus should be on ergonomics. Make the space more ergonomic and you'll find that things are much easier to find or reach.
Positioning shelves above the hanging area is an ergonomically wise move. Hang the top bar high enough so that there is enough space between the bottom of the hanging clothes and the second bar below.
Shelf widths in 30 cm increments are best for providing adequate space for folded clothing.
Use open shelveswhere folded clothes are positioned at eye level so you don't have to keep bending over to reach for them.
Pull-out drawers and trays can be placed at lower levels. Bulky items and less frequently used items such as bedding or winter clothing should be stored on open shelves above the hanging area.
Objects stored on upper shelves should preferably be stored in labeled boxes or organizers to prevent dust.
With or without doors?
When choosing cabinet doors, think about the size and form of the bedroom, as well as your personal preferences. If space is at a premium, opt for sliding or folding doors, as they require less space to open.
Small bedrooms benefit from mirrored doors, as they create the illusion of a larger space and provide a full-length mirror without taking up valuable space.
Depending on whether sliding doors or hinged doors are used, the position of shelves and drawers changes to maximize access and use.
With sliding doors, shelves as well as drawers should be placed on the side. For hinged doors, it is recommended that they be placed in the center.
For narrow rectangular walk-in closets, place the door on the long wall instead of the short wall, as this provides better accessibility.
Compartments and drawers?
A typical walk-in closet can have drawers on different walls as long as they don't hit anything when opened.
Drawers can add visual interest to a closet and at the same time create more storage space, as they can hold 2 to 3 times more clothes than hanging.
Drawers can also fully expand, so that the stowed things can be conveniently pulled out.
NBesides the advantages, depending on the situation, adding drawers can also be disadvantageous. Therefore, consider whether you really need drawers, because drawers increase the price of a built-in cabinet.
When in doubt, be resourceful with space instead. If you already have a dresser or nightstands in the room, you don't need extra compartments and drawers for your built-in closet.
If space is at a premium, the trick is to make full use of every storage space.
One way to create more storage space is to separate folded clothing from hung clothing. It makes little sense to store folded clothes in deep closet shelves -
it will result in a mess. Hanging your clothes looks neater than folding them. Therefore, use plenty of space for hanging clothes and place folded clothes and shoes in a different place.
For example, use the space under your bed to put drawers. This is a better option than storing items at the bottom of a closet.
However, some garments are more suited to drawers or shelves - for example, knitted sweaters, leggings and shorts. So make sure you have a good mix of different organizing systems.
The key to making hanging space look good is to not overcrowd it.
Segment the hanging areas according to the type of clothing and use different hangers for different types of clothing.
Slippery materials like silk or satin should be hung on padded hangers or those with rubber tips.
Opt for special pants hangers with a long bar to prevent pants from slipping, and special skirt hangers with padded clips to avoid leaving dents on fabrics.
Lights in the built-in cabinet are not always necessary, but it is a great way to add ambience to the bedroom and make the surfaces of the furniture shine in a new light.
If the closet is in a dark place in the room or if the commode is packed full, it may make perfect sense to invest in some good lighting for the closet.
If you want the cabinet lighting to be diffused to distribute as much light as possible to all parts of the cabinet, use LEDs.
They are less harsh than traditional fluorescents and don't give off as much heat.
Choose a color temperature between 3000 K and 3500 K for more neutral lighting. For warmer lighting, values below 3000 K are recommended.
Warm lights look better with a wood-laminated closet or a closet with dark colors, while cooler lights go well with a white closet.
Color, style and material
Choose the color and material for your wardrobe. Color experimentation with built-ins is a great way to contrast or complement other colors in the room,
as well as add impact and create a central wall. A classic white piece of furniture with closed storage below and open top is so versatile that it can fit into almost any style of home.
Choosing a simple cabinet style will ensure that the fixtures will fit even if tastes ever change and everything needs to be rearranged.
Consider the style of the room when choosing the perfect finish. Wooden cabinets - either plain or in gray, white or blue - are best for traditional or Scandinavian style bedrooms.
Mirrored closets with metallic or monochrome effects are suitable for rooms with an industrial touch.
Built-in furniture doesn't have to be overly decorative or ornate to make a statement. Simple designs remain timelessly chic. Take a look at our cabinet variations for this.
The streamlined silhouettes of our models captivate with their geometric simplicity and contribute to a contemporary sense of space.
Built-in cabinets can be built of different material. Most built-in cabinets are made of plywood, as they are sturdy enough and can support heavy weight.
The only drawback is that they tend to release a smell of glue used to join the pieces of plywood.
However, this circumstance can be easily remedied by placing odor-absorbing substances such as baking soda or activated carbon after assembly to eliminate the odors.