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A Walk In Wardrobe Installation In Curlewis

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A Walk In Wardrobe Full Installation

Leigh Robinson gives us a commentary on the latest wardrobe installation in the Greater Geelong area – Curlewis.

Here we are today in Curlewis, which is just near Drysdale, in this magnificent property that’s just been completed. Today we’re going to have a run through with the walk in wardrobes that we’ve installed here.

In the master bedroom we’ve got our double hanging which takes the top part and the bottom part of this section

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We’ve got our valet rod up here, for hanging  dry cleaning or putting anything out when you want to get dressed.

Over here we’ve got what we call our half medium hanging. This is a little bit taller than what you can see here on the double hanging, and this is for longer in garments, with tails or longer shirts or whatever you like with the medium hanging. And it’s got shelving up the top for folded clothes such as jumpers.

Into the corner here, we’ve got the tall hanging, or long hanging, again, and it’s also got the belt rack that you can see here, which is a great accessory tool as well.

You will notice that we have no dead corners in our walk in robes so that everything’s accessible.

As you’ll notice, there’s a top shelf at the top that continues the contour of the room all the way as a U shape, and it’s complete storage at the top. So, we’ve got 100% usable space in the room.

We’ve got our pants rack or trouser racks. So, these take up to 13 pairs or you can go a larger size up to 16 pairs in size. And you can piggy back on the top if you need to. These racks have got a skid proof coating on the top so your pants or your trousers are not going to fall off overnight. You won’t find them slipping to the floor.

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Over here, we’ve got our hutch units and pull out drawers here. All the drawers are on a soft close mechanism.

You can  have these shelves removed and we can put a mirror at the back so you act like a dresser, if you want to use it for makeup or anything particular. So itcomes either with a mirror backing, or with adjustable shelves.

Now over here we’ve got the shoe rack, or shoe bank. They’re on a slant which gives you a great presentation so you can see exactly what you’ve got.

The taller height down the bottom here are for stand up boots.

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And then you’ve got your adjustable shelves which work on a 32mm system, so you can regulate the height of your shelving.

Moving on to one of the children’s bedrooms in the walk in robes, and apart from the soft close drawers, there’s also a basket system here. All our baskets are in the polished chrome that matches the decor. The baskets are a full extension, so you’ve got full access to the basket.There is also  acrylic mat so you get no creases on folded clothes, and if you’ve got small change or small items, it won’t fall through. One of the good things with baskets is they are aerated, so no silverfish or mothballs.

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Another great feature that we have with the walk in robes is they’re a wall-hung system up to 500 kilos on a 2.4 span, so it’s never going to come down, and its off the floor. The beauty of being off the floor, it’s clutter-free, you can vacuum through. You can put your plastic or your shoe boxes or put whatever you like underneath, but it gives you a great opportunity just to vacuum through and it’s a great airy and nice presentation.

Not having any baseboards or skirting boards saves in costs. and also helps if the floor is not level.

With your walk in wardrobe there are plenty of choices for you to get exactly what you want. Call Leigh Robinson today for a free measure and quote. Ph: 0412 525 137

Torquay Walk In Wardrobe Installation

Walk In Wardrobe Referral

The best part of our business is when we receive referrals and/or orders from friends of satisfied customers. This happened recently where a great client of ours from a place called Jan Juc showed her bestie her new walk in wardrobe installation. Her best friend (who lived in Torquay) had ordered a walk in wardrobe from a local cabinet but cancelled the order and got her deposit back. She then placed an order with us. It turns out we were cheaper for her as well.

The local cabinet maker may have been a top tradesmen but still doesn’t have the type of product we sell or the experience. This installation was upstairs in a relatively modern home approximate 2400mm by 1800mm. The home was gorgeous but as per usual the walk in wardrobe contained one shelf and a rail.

The interesting thing here and a point to make is the shelf and rail ware quite easy to take out. If this is done by the home owner its an opportunity to paint the room and give it a fresh look. If your thinking of installing a walk in wardrobe then let us know your existing situation so we can help advice you on the best way of proceeding.

The client here was extremely happy with her walk in wardrobe and you can see we utilise the space she had extremely effectively.

Note the two different size spaces for hanging clothes, the space from the floor to the walk in wardrobe’s assets and the use of dead corners. This is a very effective his/hers walk in wardrobe installation.

Our next install will be in Teesdale (a small town in the Golden Plains Shire, near the regional city of Geelong)

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7 Tips To A Success Wardrobe Plan

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Before you even talk to me about your walk in wardrobe you need a wardrobe plan. Here are my five tips on planning your walk in wardrobe before I get my tape measure out:

Your Walk In Wardrobe Plan

  1. Appraise the clothes you have and start culling clothes and shoes you never wear. This gives you a clear start to your plan and helps declutter. The more wardrobe you have, the more costs are involve so its good to be frugal with the amount of clothes you have and the space everything takes up.
  2. Look at your clothing, especially shirts, blouses and coats and start matching up the sizes of everything. If you’re a coat collector you might need more hanging space that some one who is into shirts. Size matters here and its a practical place to start your wardrobe requirement list.
  3. The use of shelves is critical as well and most clothes don’t fold up to be bigger than about 35cms deep. If you do go bigger you might start losing items to the back. Spacing the shelves about 25 cm also helps clothes stop piling up and again it makes everything easy to see and find. This is especially true if you want your shelves to go high.
  4. Use the opportunity to select accessories that suit your clothing. Belt and tie racks are super helpful in storing away odd shape and fussy items. There are many accessories that will add to your space saving mission but also increase the functionality of your wardrobe.
  5. For some, shoes are a biggie. If you have an enormous collection of shoes then a shoe shelf or carousel might be for you. There is nothing worse than losing a shoe and having to crawl around on the floor to find it.
  6. We provide some classy drawer options but drawers may drain your budget if you are on a budget so if you’re happy for your undies and socks to be in baskets then this might be the answer for you.
  7. If space and budget are not a hinderance your wardrobe plan should focus on convenience, function and look. When you walk into your walk in wardrobe how do you want to feel? Elegant, conservative, fashiony, abundant, rich, opulent?

Once you have made the strategic decisions about your walk in wardrobe we can start the next phase of your place with a measure up and quote. I can also advise you on many of the practicalities of the install.

Leigh Robinson
Ph 412 525 137

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7 Interior Designer Tips For Walk In Wardrobes

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Interior Designers Know Their Space

Over the years we have dealt with many interior designers who are superb at understanding how best to use space effectively both for beauty and functionality. Here are their top seven tips for a walk in wardrobe.

  1. Natural Light – Try and have a natural light source near or in your walk in wardrobe. Fake light such as LEDs don’t tend to give you a good indication of your clothing choices. If you cant get access to natural light make sure your light source is warm.
  2. Sanctuary – a great walk in wardrobe needs to be a quiet sanctuary where every thing is neat and there is a sense of order.
  3. Occasional. there needs to be an area where you can place items at the end of a long day. It could be items place on a drawer unit or on a special chair that you place clothing that you might wear again. It’s a temporary storage space that allows you to quickly change, reuse items or store things like wallets, purses or items to be use regularly.
  4. Be inspiring. The wardrobe should appointed like any other room . It’s not just for storage. You need to be inspired by your clothes so you can enjoy the experience of choosing and dressing. All your clothes neatly storage but visible should make you feel good. You could even hang artwork or decorate with ornaments if you have the room.
  5. The Floor! Having a walk in wardrobe is a luxury for most so make sure the floor is part of your experience. Lush, soft carpet is the way to go.0
  6. Visual tricks. You can make your wardrobe feel visually bigger by using mirrors or warmer by adding a rug or upholstered item.
  7. Utilise the space. Even if you only have a small area to deal with make sure you utilise the space as effectively as t=you can from floor to ceiling. Your’d be surprised at how much you can store and how elegant it can look.

We can help you with the shelves, storage areas, drawers and wardrobe accessories and we can even work closely with your interior designer. All it requires is your input. Call Leigh Robinson right now for a free measure and quote. Ph: 0412 525 137

Most Popular Accessories

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Accessories Maketh A Walk In Wardrobe

If you check out our wardrobe accessories page you will see the following items listed with pictures.

Top Mount Bracket
Wire Basket Polished Chrome
Baskets Mats
Shoe Organizer/ Acrylic Dividers
Spiral Clothes Rack
Shoe Organizer 4 Shelf Women’s
Pullout Jewellery Drawer
Shoe Organizer 4 Shelf Mens
Valet Rod
Trouser Organizer Pivot Out
Pant Organizer with Movable Fingers
Tie & Scarf Organiser
Belt & Tie Organiser
Belt Organiser
Hanging Rail
Pull Out Ironing Board
Hamper Door Mounted Tilt-Out Basket
Pull Out Mirror

Wardrobe Accessories That Match

The most compelling difference between what we have on offer compared to most cabinet makers or wardrobe installers is our line of walk in wardrobe accessories. We specialised in walk in wardrobes so it’s important that we have every convenience covered in our installations. These need to match as well so if you’re thinking of organising your clothes more effectively you can include as many of these accessories that suit your installation and personal requirements.

Our most popular accessories are the wire baskets, double hangers, hand bag shelves and shoe organisers.

The wire baskets are great because you can see the clothes you have stored. There also will never be that moth ball issue or your clothes smelling musty because the air circulates well around the wire baskets.

Shoes are such a weird shape and difficult to store easily. With our shoe carousels and shoe shelves you can see your shoes and store them easily. This also helps look after your shoes as they won’t get crushed or scraped at the bottom of your existing wardrobe.

I don’t mention the hanging options much but with our hanging systems you can look after clothes so they don’t crease, select them easily and save an enormous amount of space by simply using the double hanging option and the speciality pant hangers.

I can’t find any other supplier in Geelong or on the BellarineSurf Coast that has as larger and more dedicated walk in wardrobe accessory range as we have. It’s worth looking at exactly what you need for your walk in wardrobe, checking out the accessories and getting more appropriate installation to suit your needs. Get the job done properly in the first place and you’ll never have to revisit. Let me know how I can help with your walk in wardrobe by call me TODAY! Leigh Robinson Ph: 0412 525 137

7 Power Tips For Smaller Walk In Wardrobes Pt #2

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How To Get The Most From A Narrow Walk In Wardrobe

So far we have mentioned getting drawers or a tall boy installed and making sure the layout works now we move on to more tips to utilising your small space more effectively.

Hanging Clothes

3. Most walk in wardrobes have one hanging rod which is great for coats but a waste of space for shirts pants, tops/blouses and jackets. A dual hanging system is the best solution so right there you’ve saved about 50% of space in your wardrobe. Men benefit from this hugely as they normally don’t have long flowing frocks to contend with – its ok if you do however.

The top shelf is normally too low and will have to be moved up to accommodate double hanging.

The Wardrobe Door

4. If your walk in wardrobe has a door then here’s another opportunity to gain space. Use a hook board on the back of the door or one of those ugly shoe holder hanging things. You’ll never see it so it shouldn’t offend you. Another solution could be install a sliding door that takes up very little room but will look fantastic.

One of our sister companies – roomdividersrus.com.au – can help you with this. You’re still dealing with Leigh Robinson so it can be a seamless operation to get your wardrobe installed and a sliding door.

Clothes Hangers

5. We have seen walk in wardrobes with 5 different types of hangers that not only take up too much space but look horrible as well. The best hangers to get are thin, sturdy hangers with some kind of velvety coating that stops the clothes slipping off. Oh and stick to one type of hanger, it looks far neater. We have pant hanging rails that also reduce the amount of space used by the traditional coat hangers. Again talk to Leigh he knows his hangers.

Visual Clutter

6. People don’t realise how much visual clutter and disorganisation can mess with your brain. Adding baskets, bespoke shelving (this means shelving designed especially for your situation), boxes, pull out belt racks, tie racks and mirrors can help order your walk in wardrobe and make it easy on your eye and emotions.

If things are orderly it frees you up to pay more attention on what you are going to wear for the day rather than fret over mess.

Add A Bit Of Sparkle

7. Your walk in wardrobe most likely gets used at least two to three times a day, everyday so why not add in a bit of fun to make it special. Maybe a feature colour, an ornament, a special dressing chair if you have the room or maybe a chandelier! It’s up to you but adding a dash of meaningful fun and a little piece of you will make your walk in wardrobe an experience rather than just a utility.

These are our tips for small or narrow wardrobes, saving you space and making your closet (that’s American for wardrobe) more appealing.

Call Leigh Robinson, he’ll come to you for a measure up, advice on installation and a decent discussion on the weather.

7 Power Tips For Smaller Walk In Wardrobes Pt #1

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How To Squeeze More Space Out Of A Small Walk In Wardrobe

Most of us don’t have huge walk in wardrobe unless you have just built a new home and took advantage during the design process. In fact entering to most walk in wardrobes immediately makes us feel like dieting.

Our walk in wardrobe consists of a lonely top shelf and rail. The clothes almost spew our the shelf and the bottom of the wardrobe is a dark cavern where anything can be lurking. The rack of clothes resembles an op-shop jumble sale with a variety of tops and pants protruding at awkward angles. Its hard to make any fashion statement with this type of mess and you have to face it every morning.

Is your walk in wardrobe a narrow rectangle or small cube? Let’s now press on a find out 7 ways we can improve your walk in wardrobe and maybe your daily morning routines as well.

Draws or Tall-Boys Are Key

1. Most narrow or small walk in wardrobes have no drawers. Drawers are the queen of neatness in a wardrobe and can hold up 2.5 more things than hanging clothes up. There you go more saved spaced right there.

As I mentioned draws make everything look tidy and organised that will help your OCD and anxiety plus it will help look after your clothes.

Don’t forget instead of wooden drawers you can get wire baskets so you can see the drawers contents at a glance.

Often times these drawers are called tall boys and can include shelves for hand bags, shoes or extra blankets.

Drawers will add a touch of elegance to your walk in wardrobe and give you a sense of peace. That’s got to be good when you are about to dress and start your incredibly busy and stressful day eh?

Design & Layout

2. Your wardrobe design, especially when its small or narrow should consist of a hanging area to one side and shelves and drawers on the other. Or you could put the draws in the centre facing you, hangers to one side on the left  and narrow shelves to the right. This will be the best use of the space available and won’t look so cluttered and disorganised.

In the next blog we go through more space saving tips to getting your small or narrow walk in wardrobe sorted. Talk to Leigh Robinson (Mr Space Maximiser) to go through your requirements if you’re tight for space.  Ph: 0412 525 137

 

Why Use A Walk In Wardrobe Expert?

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The Walk In Wardrobe Experts

There is nothing better than an expert eh? Someone who delves into something regularly, all day , everyday. When it comes to walk in wardrobes and anything associated with a walk in wardrobe that’s what we do. Often our so called competition might be a builder but they aren’t really competition as they don’t focus on walk in wardrobe design or installation like we do. Even a cabinet maker isn’t really a wardrobe expert focussing more on kitchens than wardrobes.

Everything Wardrobe!!

Wardrobes, wardrobe doors, wardrobe interior design, wardrobe accessories, wardrobe advice. You name it we do it when it comes to walk in wardrobes. Now this isn’t a brag fest or an advertisement for what we do. Most likely you are reading this because you are already interested in a walk in wardrobe and you have issues with your existing wardrobe. Most of our installations are done in older houses that have the room but no real consideration was taken with the wardrobe.

It’s only a small slice of life but if you value your clothes and want to get to your handbags and shoes easily then that is your goal. Our goal is to satisfy your goal by creating a  walk in wardrobe layout and a design that suits your clothes storing needs.

Paying Attention To Wardrobe Trends

As a walk in wardrobe expert we are constantly studying our craft by:

– the variety of installs we do,

– by paying attention to global trends and

– the latest product enhancements.

A builder or cabinet maker has no time for this or no decent access to this information.

I’m off to get my car tuned by an expert because I have very little knowledge regarding engines (actually zero knowledge) but ask me anything about wardrobes and I’ll let you know. Call me today to discuss what you might need and remember you’ll be dealing with an expert right there!

5 Walk In Wardrobe Design Tips

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Poorly Designed Or No Design Wardrobes

Every week we come across bad walk in wardrobe design or even none existing wardrobe design and more cheap and cheerful wardrobe frames with rods, piles of shoes and shoe boxes and other baskets of clothes. We also see missed-matched draws on wheels that never seem to hold enough clothing and the drawers are the wrong depth. This really does describe many wardrobes and the answer of course is reevaluating the space you have, the amount of clothes you have and how you want them displayed.

Let’s go through the five most important wardrobe design tips that you will need to think about if you’re going to change your life and get a walk in wardrobe installed. (There will be no looking back!)

The Sagging Clothes Hanger

In most wardrobes there are so many clothes hanging on the internal wardrobe rod complete with a variety of clothes hangers that it’s no surprised it’s a jumbled mess. Our wardrobe systems solve these issues with full hanging rods, half hanging rods and pant hangers. This divides your clothes up so they aren’t clumped together each fighting for space.

Of course getting rid of clothes would also help with you getting organised (donating to the Salvos or Vinnies is a great idea). I read recently that we tend to have 5 times more clothes than our grandparents did so donating clothes or biffing old, stained, old of date clothes will help.

Hanging Up The Wrong Clothes

Many times we see jumpers and sweaters hanging in closets that leave them sagging and stretched when they should be on shelves. A good walk in wardrobe designs caters for optimum storage of clothes, dividing them up so they don’t get damaged, stretched or crumpled.

Simply Bad Wardrobe Design

In most houses, especially new builds, a walk in wardrobe is only treated as a second thought. You get a rod and a shelf. The rod height is almost always too low so its restricting as to what can be stored underneath. Long clothing items and shorter clothing items are at the same height so its a poor use of space. As we have half hanging and full hanging options our rods are installed higher than your average wardrobe install allowing for a more efficient use of the walk in wardrobe’s height overall.

Shoe storage Is Crucial

I have already mentioned shoe storage in a previous blog but it’s so important to the efficiency of your wardrobe. Piles of shoes on the floor make selection a chore but with shoe shelves or carousels you get an uncluttered display solution. The same goes for handbags and boots. The old adage “everything in its place and a place for everything” rings true here and good wardrobe design should offer these types of solutions for your storage issues.

The Dinginess Will Affect You

Time and time again we have found that biggest affect a new walk in wardrobe  has for our customers is they felt much more relaxed choosing outfits and never got tense or stressed because they couldn’t find a valued piece of clothing. It wasn’t the aesthetics or the style but the lack of negativity they previously felt when deciding on what to wear affected their lifestyle the most.

A good well laid out walk in wardrobe that is designed efficiently will do more than organise your clothes, call Leigh Robinson for advice on how to get you clothes truly organised once and for all! Ph: Ph: 0412 525 137

How To Get Rid Of Clothes You Don’t Need

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7 Types of Clothing You Should Get Rid of NOW!

Before you even think of getting a walk in wardrobe it would be a good idea to cull your clothes first especially if you are overloaded and overwhelmed. For most males this is generally not too much of an issue but for many ladies we have dealt with, it is.

Our web and SEO guy was telling me once that he had a French girlfriend that had a wardrobe full of shoes. There were over 60 pairs of shoes to choose from. Imagine wearing a different pair of shoes for over 2 months.

Alas that’s not how it works and we generally wear only about 20% of our wardrobes regularly. Because Im male and a bit flabbergasted at the problem I have researched the internet and come up with 7 tips that might help you reduce your wardrobe size. (So when you organise a walk in wardrobe installation your life will be doubly easier!!)

My 7 Wardrobe Reduction Tips

  1. Get rid of the duplicates or clones. You don’t need 5 flowery pink numbers, only one. Lay all frocks that are similar and choose your favourite and then discard the rest.
  2. Loose the baggy arse tracky pants and stained t-shirts, ewww! You wouldn’t be seen dead in them in public so there is no need to clutter up your wardrobe with them. Let’s have some standards here please.
  3. The clothes you wore once. Do you really think you’ll wear them again? That’s right, off to the Salvos or some other clothes donation bin.
  4. Anything lying around that you can’t stand. You wore some time ago but the love affair is over. In the bag it goes never to bother your improved tastes again.
  5. The repair pile. Please tell the last time you pulled out cotton and thread or the Bernina? See you can’t be arse, I knew it. Damaged goods have got to go as well.
  6. The indecisive garment choices. You cant make up your mind. They can be biffed as well. Enough said.
  7. Out of fashion – no its not coming back in. Nothing ever comes back in as the original so thats wasting your wardrobe space as well.

Now that you’re incredibly organise and the weight of excess clothing has been lifted I believe you’re ready to discuss a walk in wardrobe install. That wasn’t hard was it?

Call me today – Leigh Robinson – wardrobe expert and charity bin enthusiast! Ph: 0412 525 137

Check out one of our latest installs – this could be yours.

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