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Hi, my name is Amber, and I have worked alongside of contractors for years. I ran the sales department of a contracting firm, I bought my own house and hired multiple contractors to help with projects, and I am an amateur researcher of all things related to contracting. If you are thinking about a home or commercial repair or refurbishment, this blog is for you. It has designs, inspiration and advice that I have picked up from my close relationships with contractors over the year. I hope these posts illuminate your next project and help you decide which direction to take your home or business.

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5 Design Features You Must Have In Your Built-In Wardrobe

by Dustin Cruz

Wardrobes are great solutions when it comes to storing your clothing items in the bedroom or closet. Built-in wardrobes take this function a step further. That's because they are designed in line with the space available in your home to give you maximum storage.

If you're planning on getting a built-in wardrobe, there are 5 features you must have if you're to enjoy convenient wardrobe storage. Read all about them below:

Hanging compartments

First things first, a wardrobe cannot be complete if it doesn't have a hanging compartment. This is vital if your suits and shirts are going to stay without creases 24/7. In addition to that, hanging compartments are also ideal for clothes you don't want to fold. In truth, if you're not a fan of folding clothes, hanging spaces provide an easy, neat and convenient way to store any type of garment, from dresses to t-shirts.

More so, they are extremely helpful for bulky garments like trench coats and jackets that can't be folded easily.

A rack for your shoes

Next up, your built-in wardrobe must have a space for your shoes. Why, you might ask? Because a built-in wardrobe is supposed to help you organize everything in one place. It wouldn't be wise to have to fetch your shoes from the staircase closet every time you're dressing up.

Instead, either have your wardrobe fitted with a narrow vertical column for your shoes or get a vertical rack built at the bottom (this option is better if you're worried about your shoes dirtying your wardrobe).

Pull out shelves for the little things

Another crucial feature for any built-in wardrobe is shelves. These are great for the smaller accessories that cannot be hanged or are too small to be folded. This includes socks, ties and watches. Shelves are also great for keeping all your jewellery in one place. Equally important, they are perfect for innerwear that you may want to keep out of sight.

A dressing mirror

Of course, your built-in wardrobe must have a dressing mirror. A wardrobe allows you to enjoy a full body-length mirror instead of the smaller vanity or dressing table mirror. However, placement of your wardrobe mirror is vital. One option is to have it placed right in the middle of the wardrobe. Alternatively, you can have your mirror(s) fitted on the wardrobe doors. If you're worried about your mirror(s) breaking, have them installed on the inner side of the doors instead.

Overhead space for bulk items

Last but not least, remember you have bulky items that need storage too, and these may not look good inside the central wardrobe space. Solution - have a large horizontal compartment created atop your built in wardrobes. You then use this space to store suitcases, boxes, duvets, pillows or clothes you no longer wear, among other items.

The biggest perk of a built-in wardrobe is that you can do all the above i.e. design your storage space just as you want it, depending in your needs.