With a walk-in wardrobe, the choices you make with the design, materials and colours of the wardrobe itself really define the atmosphere of the room. A well designed walk-in wardrobe should offer up the perfect space to dress - possessing a calming vibe alongside practical features. All in all you want somewhere that you can picture yourself walking into from the shower each morning, feeling refreshed and ready to start the day. That's exactly what our latest project in Sutton Coldfield near Birmingham set out to achieve.
A successful project always starts with understanding what a client wants and tailoring the design to the room in question. In this case maximising storage space was a must, with the client requiring plenty of hanging space, drawers, and shelving. The room featured a bay window which offered excellent light, and the walls were cappuccino coloured with white, high gloss skirting, and an exposed wood floor. It was important that any new features should fit in with the existing decor, and not restrict the light, open feel of the room.
The design and installation process
It was decided together with the client that the best approach would be a stylish rod system installation, with modern 25mm chrome tubes and Komandor's branded mounting brackets. This lightweight construction offers a great reflective finish, maximising light potential, and keeping things looking sharp and chic. Using this as the frame, we were able to create a solid support for various shelves and hanging spaces which ran along the walls. Frosted safety glass shelves further emphasise the light and open feel of the room, while high gloss cream MFC shelves perfectly match the existing decor, making it all fit together as a welcoming, homogeneous design. The result is a design feature that really looks like it belongs.
It was also decided that a stack of drawers would fit perfectly beneath the bay window. These continued the chrome and cream gloss look, fitting seamlessly with the room's decor, and also featured a soft close frame for pleasant, easy-sliding operation. Inside were allocated belt and tie storage compartments, maximising storage space and providing high functionality.
The finished result
All in all, the project created a space that fits perfectly with the ideal notion of a walk-in wardrobe, and met all the needs of the client in an efficient and stylish way. The room is kept bright and open, while maximising the storage options with smart and chic features. Tailored drawers and shelves mean that the essential storage space matches perfectly with the features of the room, while the sturdy chrome lightweight construction of the wardrobes themselves means that the area is highly functional without developing an imposing design feature. It's one thing to dream about constructing your ideal dressing space, but this project shows that you really can make it a reality. It's just a case of thinking clearly about what you want to achieve, and sharing your ideas with a good team who can bring it all together.