7 Big Walk In Wardrobe Mistakes


7 Big Walk In Wardrobe Mistakes & How To Avoid Them

Designing a walk-in wardrobe can be exciting, but it’s important to avoid common mistakes that could lead to functional or aesthetic issues. Here are seven big walk-in wardrobe mistakes and how to avoid them:

1. Insufficient Planning:

• Mistake: Not thoroughly planning the layout and storage solutions can result in wasted space and inadequate storage.
• Solution: Take time to assess your storage needs. Get Leigh Robinson to help you measure the space you have then choose the right layout storage combinations with Leigh. Utilising an experts knowledge can save you from walk in wardrobe disasters.

2. Ignoring Lighting:

• Mistake: Neglecting proper lighting can make the space feel dull and make it difficult to see and organize items.
• Solution: Incorporate a mix of ambient, task, and accent lighting. LED strip lights, pendant lights, and well-placed fixtures can enhance visibility and ambiance. Get this organised before your walk in wardrobe is installed.

3. Neglecting Ventilation:

• Mistake: Poor ventilation can lead to musty odours and damage to clothing and accessories.
• Solution: Ensure proper air circulation through vents or windows. Consider adding a small exhaust fan or dehumidifier to maintain optimal humidity levels. This may not be an issue with smaller walk in wardrobes but we have come across problems like this in older homes and larger walk in wardrobes.

4. Overlooking Accessibility:

• Mistake: Not considering the ease of accessing items can make the wardrobe frustrating to use.
• Solution: Optimise the layout for easy access. Use adjustable shelves, pull-out features, and consider installing pull-down rods for high storage spaces.

5. Overcrowding:

• Mistake: Overloading the wardrobe with too many items can lead to a cluttered and disorganised space.
• Solution: Assess your clothing and accessories and declutter before designing the wardrobe. Invest in quality storage solutions that accommodate your needs without overcrowding.

6. Prepreparation:

• Mistake: Your walk in wardrobe space will need to be fully prepared for installation. If the area is not fully prepared it could lead to delays.
• Solution: Make sure your old existing shelving is taken out, the plaster is painted and the lighting is sorted. We do NOT provide a preparation service this needs to be organised by the home owner well before an installation date.

7. Ignoring Aesthetics:

• Mistake: Focusing solely on functionality and neglecting aesthetics can result in a visually unappealing space.
• Solution: Choose a design style that complements your home’s overall decor. Incorporate colours, finishes, and design elements that resonate with your personal style. But don’t over do it especially if you’re thinking of selling your home in the future. Keep the colours neutral if you are thinking of selling. Walk in wardrobe(s) are a great selling point for the future.
Avoiding these mistakes and carefully considering each aspect of your walk-in wardrobe’s design will help you create a space that is not only functional but also aesthetically pleasing and enjoyable to use. If needed, consult with professionals who specialise in interior design and storage solutions to ensure a successful outcome.
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