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Walk In Wardrobe Enemies

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5 Things To Watch Out For With A Walk In Wardrobe Installation

If you are reading this then you will probably guess that we are walk in wardrobe experts. If you think that you are, of course, right on the mark. Regardless of whether you choose us or one of our great competitors here are a few things to watch out for regarding an installation.

  1. Most cabinet makers are great at their jobs of installing cupboards, shelves, kitchens and yes even walk in wardrobes. The only issues you might have is in the design and layout and accessories. Very few cabinet makers have a full understanding of wardrobe layout and how to best maximise the space due to a lack of experience. Our installers are cabinet makers but with a difference. They have been trained to install our system and follow a designed layout that has been approved by the client and they install walk in wardrobes regularly every month.
  2. Cabinet makers may be able to provide accessories but as it’s not a priority. You may end up with a cheap and nasty solution that doesn’t quite cut the mustard or they simply don’t have a matching range of accessories. Plus you want accessories that look the part!
  3. More on accessories, here is where you want to pay attention. Our accessories will basically last a lifetime. Things like valet rods, pant ranks, shoe storage solutions and more. Quality products that are made to last. Who really wants to replace anything in a walk in wardrobe after heavily investing in a getting one in the first place? Think about convenience and ease of use as well as peace of mind.
  4. If you own an older house chances are it’s out of square. This doesn’t effect you but makes our installers work that much harder to do the perfect job. Again, experience here helps enormously to make sure the wardrobe’s installation is a success.
  5. Wall hung verses not. Our wardrobe system is wall hung which means in most cases it won’t affect any existing carpet and leaves you free to vacuum the area freely. Another thing we have noticed is it encourages clients not to clutter up the floor. The wall hung system is great if your room is not square, there is no need to make the floor level and you also don’t have to worry about dealing with skirting. (Great for older homes)

There are are pitfalls to getting a walk in wardrobe but we suggest going with an expert. One that deals mostly in wardrobes rather than an allrounder. If you are considering getting a walk in wardrobe installed talk to Leigh Robinson today. Ph: 0412 525 137

West Geelong Wardrobe Install

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Walk In Wardrobe Installation – 3 Metres

This week we have installed a walk in wardrobe that extended to 3 metres high (10ft) in West Geelong. The client had a vintage home with 14 foot ceilings and wanted to capitalise on the amount of space that presented.

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Before the installation

There were two areas that we installed walk in wardrobes – a his and hers scenario. These were relatively small spaces (240mm x 1500mm) so maximising the 14 foot vertical was the only option. The shapes were slightly different but as we have a very flexible system we can adapt our installations and products easily.

Drawers (2 sets), folded storage, multiple hanging options and slanted, polished chrome shoe racks were install with a wall to wall L-shaped top shelf.

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After the installation

 

The Filler

The filler on the top shelf in the corner allows for shelving in this case (or you could use a hanging option) to avoid the dreaded dead corner. This filler can be a 180mm (minimum) or 230mm (maximum) space that allows easy access to hanging or folded clothing.
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We can install in older homes with space challenges or in newly built homes with our custom system. Its flexible to give you the best use of the area that you have and great a useful asset to your home.

Call Leigh today for a free measure and quote and he will also show you the accessories that are available.

Lovely Banks Installation

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A Smaller Walk In Wardrobe Installation

Often we thing of a walk in wardrobe as a major luxury reserved for those with money to burn but that is hardly ever the case.

We recently installed a walk in wardrobe in Lovely Banks (a suburb of Geelong) in a room that measured 2.1 metres by 1.5. This was a relatively small area next to an ensuite in a modern three bedroom home for a first home owner couple.

Regardless of the size nearly all the space was utilised effectively (no dead corners) with a draw bank, medium and double hanging and plenty of open shelving. Take note that the wardrobe is off the floor making it easy to vacuum and there is a top shelf running the full length of the wardrobe. As with all our walk in wardrobes, high quality, 18mm melamine was used in the installation.

This type of installation starts at about $2000 so it’s not out of reach for most people.

No matter how big or small your wardrobe is you need to consider the following:

  1. How many folded items you have?
  2. Hanging sizes can be medium double or full hanging. (check the first photo below – double and medium hanging example)
  3. Your shoes can be on a carousel, on angled or straight shelving.
  4. How many draws cdo you need – with a jewellery inset maybe?
  5. Do you need extra storage space especially if you have higher ceilings and can go up!
  6. Check out the accessories that are available here.

 

 

 

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A walk in wardrobe is a great functional item that adds value to your home. If you are limited with space talk to Leigh and he can help plan your smaller area and maximise its potential. The wardrobe system is flexible and customisable so your install can suit the space you have as well as your storage requirements.

Point Lonsdale Wardrobe Install

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A Mirror Image Walk In Wardrobe

Point Lonsdale is a pretty coastal township on the south eastern end of the Bellarine Peninsular right next door to Queenscliff. This is where we installed a “mirrored” walk in wardrobe.

As you look into the walk in wardrobe you can see Leigh Robinson just before doing a final installation check. When you turn around 180 degrees you see almost the same wardrobe features in the second image. This is what we mean by a mirrored walk in wardrobe.

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This installation was done whilst the owners where renovating so you will notice the skirting boards have not been inserted as yet.1

What you will find is the walk in wardrobe is hung from the wall on a series of rails and brackets. These rails can carry a weight up to 500 kgs. This is a unique system that you won’t find anywhere else.

5 Important Reason Why Our Walk In Wardrobes Systems Could Work In Your Home

  1. The whole system is off the floor which makes it easy to add skirting or lay carpet and to vacuum afterwards. (Perfect if you’re renovating)
  2. The space between the shelving/draws and floor makes the wardrobe look aesthetically tidy but still could be used for storage.
  3. Our rail and bracket system allows for an enormous amount of versatility when it comes to utilising dead corners as you can see below. There is extra shelving and hanging space that in most wardrobe installs the corner spaces are never fully utilised.
  4. Our bracket and rail system is also good when you have uneven floors (especially in older houses) or existing carpet that you don’t want to touch.
  5. If you are limited by space or have an unusual layout in your bedroom our walk in wardrobe can easily accommodate all sorts of challenges.

Leigh Robinson, owner and chief measuring guy has seen so many different adaptations of the rail and bracket system along with his highly qualified installers that your wardrobe solution is ready to be nailed! Call Leigh today to book a free measure and quote. Ph: 0412 525 137

 

Lara Walk In Wardrobe Installation

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Popular Walk In Wardrobes

Most of our installation work is utilising existing space this example in Lara shows how we maximised the storage area effectively.

The room size was   1800mm x 2300mm.

It turned out we had installed bifolds doors for this lady twenty years ago and here we were revamping her walk in wardrobe.

Our client really wanted her shoes and hand bags organised properly so chose the acrylic dividers.

We also installed a valet rod and an accessories tray. The accessories tray is quite rare and not often ordered because of the amount of space that it takes up. You can see the accessory tray has been installed next to the door which the perfect place to drop off wallets, keys and other smaller items. You can also hang belts and ties if necessary below the accessory tray.

In the corner is an opportunity to hang full length clothing items utilising the dead corner right next to medium hanging areas.

The wardrobe is shared between her and her husband with the husband receiving approximately 20% of wardrobe storage. Most of our wardrobe systems cater to the many more clothes our female clients possess.

This is our second installation in Lara this month.

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A Wardrobe System

Our wardrobe installations follow a defined system that makes it streamlined for installation but also giving exactly the storage space you need. This allows us to quote efficiently and keep the costs down.

The first step is looking at your requirements and the space you have and creating a design that will suit your existing requirements. We can easily match our wardrobe components to suit but if you require anything bespoke then this may cost you more.

Most of our installations are straight forward like this one in Lara where functionality and design come together perfectly.

Its also a big lesson in looking after clients properly especially when they order from you 20 years later.

If you live in Lara, Victoria and need help with a walk in wardrobe call Leigh Robinson for a free measure and quote. Ph: 0412 525 137

Grovedale Walk In Wardrobe

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Walk In Wardrobe Installed In Grovedale Townhouse

We have installed walk in wardrobes in a few townhouses that were lucky enough to have a small area for this type of install. As per usual this small wardrobe areas contained was a high shelf and a hanging rail.

The most important thing for our client was maximising the space so effectively all her clothes fit including her shoes, hand bags and a safe for important documents.

Here’s what we do.

5 Space Saving Walk In Wardrobe Tricks

  1. Utilising the dead corners. We are able to join shelving in such a way that it allows easy access to clothing either with shelves or hanging options or both. Below you can see on one side there is a shelf plus full hanging and on the other corner (second image) there are a couple of shelves and three quarter hanging.wardrobe corner hanging and shelfwardrobe corner usage
  2. Other ways we have used dead corners is with shoe carousels such as this example.
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  3. Speaking of shoes another way shoes can be stored to save space is by incorporating narrow shelving. The shelf height can be adjusted allowing for an enormous amount of flexibility. This may seem simple but adding that flexibility to shoe storage allows you to get more shoes in and still see them displayed.
  4.  Hanging options are a great way of utilising space. Most wardrobes have full hanging and thats it but with our system you can have half, three quarter of full hanging and dictate the amount of area each may use.
  5. Planning your unique wardrobe layout is the way to go. Organising your folded clothes, shoes, drawers, hanging requirements that includes pant/trouser racks, hand bags and storage items into the limited space you have is the challenge. You will be amazed at what you can fit in your walk in wardrobe (including a wardrobe safe).
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A walk in wardrobe is practical and convenient and a great way of organising your clothes and maybe your partners. There are plenty of accessories available and it will last a life time or until you may move.

Thanks to Jackie for allowing us to photograph her home in Grovedale.

Geelong Walk In Wardrobe

Amazing Walk In Wardrobe Installation in Newtown

Many of our walk in wardrobe installations are local and we are extremely proud of this installation in Newtown, Geelong. Often our wardrobe installations work seamlessly with new homes because designers are allowing the space for walk in wardrobes. Newtown is an older suburb of Geelong and there aren’t many new homes built so we have to get creative with our designs using what available space we are presented with.

Our client was quite sure on what she wanted down to the leather specialty handles on the wardrobe doors. As you can see in the installation images our client also ordered a valet rod, belt and tie rack and multiple hanging areas.

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This is the difference between a cabinet maker and our installations.

Three Important Reasons Why You Should Hire Walk In Wardrobe Experts

  1. Designed & Planned Your Wardrobe Space

    Rather than being experts at installing or dealing with timber. A walk in wardrobe installer is more of an expert in maximising the space you have and your cloth storage needs. Our walk in wardrobes are not just slapped together with a few rods and shelves. They are planned designed and executed to give you exactly what you want with an incredible array of accessories.

  2. Sourcing The Right Wardrobe Accessory

    This leads on to the accessories. We have all sorts of accessories available on demand where a cabinet maker would have to try and source accessories and wait and hope for delivery. Also hoping the accessories were of the highest quality. We don’t have that issue as our accessories are comprehensive, high quality, reliable and serve the wardrobe perfectly.

  3. Wardrobes Only

    We checked out the cabinet makers in Geelong (and the surrounding towns such as Ocean Grove and Torquay) and most website don’t even mention wardrobes. Their emphasis is on kitchens and bathrooms. That gives you a hint right there that you might not be getting exactly what you want from your wardrobe installation.

The wardrobe installation at Newtown went through various versions until the client was happy to proceed. It was a long term investment that would give the client a functional storage place that made it easy to pick and choose what to wear on a daily as well as adding available asset to the property.

Call Leigh Robinson – Geelong’s Premier Wardrobe Expert. Ph: 0412 525 137

Werribee Wardrobe Installation

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Werribee: Two Walk in Wardrobes Installed

We recently installed a walk in wardrobe (for her)

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and a smaller gallery wardrobe (for him) in Werribee, Victoria.

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This home was a new build and the owners had the opportunity to choose the layout of their home with two wardrobe areas. The home was a beautiful  Porter Davis design.

The wardrobe areas weren’t huge but large enough to accommodate two different styles of walk in wardrobes installed. Check out the full install in the gallery here.

Leigh measured the room and ask the client the features they wished to have in the wardrobes. Most people ask for shelves, drawers and shoe racks as well as wire baskets and pant racks and few accessories such as a valet rod and tie rack. Another important consideration is hanging clothes whether you need a full hanging area for long dresses or a half hanging area for shirts. We added a jewellery draw to this walk in wardrobe installation.

Leigh takes all this into consideration when designing a layout. He then presents a layout plan utilising 100% of the area available. There are no dead corners or awkward areas that are of little use.

What A Builder Will Give Verses What You Need

This is a big difference compared to what a builder will give you – a top shelf and hanging rod. With this installation the client knew what they wanted so ask the builder to leave the walk in wardrobes empty ready for their customised installation.

The installer then arrives with all the shelving pre-cut and the accessories and usually takes about three hours or half a day depending on the size of the installation to install the walk in wardrobe.

The wardrobe is then ready to be used straight away. When you are buying a home it’s a great idea to buy with “selling in mind” even though selling the home is the last thing on your agenda. (you never know what the future holds).

Installing a walk in wardrobe adds value to your home right from the start especially with a new build like this installation. If you live in a suburb with similar housing and you were to sell in the future, your home will stand out with a customise walk in wardrobe.

Make your life easy as well as adding value to your property investment with your own unique walk in wardrobe.

Walk In Wardrobe Doors

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7 Walk In Wardrobe Door Tips

Did you know we are experts with wardrobe doors. Whether you have a reach in wardrobe or a walk in wardrobe we can provide stylish wardrobe doors to match your existing decor or you can start from scratch. Here’s a few tips to help you.

  1. You don’t have to order a walk in wardrobe to take advantage of our incredible wardrobe doors. Just talk to Leigh, he’ll come and measure up, show you the range of finishes available and give you a quote.
  2. The range of finishes can be double or triple panels made of glass (any colour), wood grain or mirrored. (see examples here)
  3. The doors have a soft closing option and glide smoothly when opening and closing.
  4. In most domestic applications the wardrobe doors can be any size so if you have an odd wardrobe door shape – no problem!
  5. If you have an ensuite you can have matching doors with your wardrobe doors. Amazing eh? Really get the interior design juices flowing.
  6. Shoji doors can be installed to give you a contemporary or traditional  Asian flavour to your room.
  7. If you’re looking for a room divider you can match your room divider with your wardrobe doors. Again this helps with making your rooms look aesthetically pleasing.

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Improving Your Home

We all understand the functionality of wardrobe doors but often our homes have substandard wardrobe doors that rattle and are difficult to close. With anything you use nearly everyday it’s good to have quality as well as visual appeal. Wardrobe doors are not something you buy every day but they are an investment and an asset to your home and your daily life. No matter how big or small, change the look and feel of your bedroom(s) with long-life, quality wardrobe doors.

Even with the current social isolation we can work around these restrictions and quote and install  for you. Give Leigh a call today Ph: 0412 525 137.

Walk In Wardrobe: 10 Reasons To Get One!

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Top Ten Reasons To Get A Walk In Wardrobe.

Selecting clothes to wear or even storing clothes can be stressful but this can be changed around completely by installing a walk in wardrobe. Here’s the how and why:

  1. A Great Way To Start Your Day. If you start your day organised and without hassle especially when it comes to clothes choices you’re in for a good day with minimal fuss. Having your entire wardrobe laid out for you and within easy reach is the ultimate way to begin your hectic day.
  2. If You’re A Clothes Lover. Let’s face it if you collect anything it’s great to display your passion. If you do like clothes and they are on display you will appreciate them more and enjoy your fashion buying decisions.
  3. Being Organised Reduces Stress. If your wardrobe is entirely functional and you share it with your partner and you’re not really interested in fashion then a well designed walk in wardrobe will help reduce clothes stress. You can see all your clothing items, neatly laid out and easy to grab and put on. This also means you can put your clothes away quickly after laundering them. See there is more to a walk in wardrobe that just looks eh?
  4. It’s A Valuable Investment. When you buy anything you want value. You want to utilise your purchase for as long as possible. How many times have you been caught “making do” or going for the “cheap option” that comes to bite you back later on? A walk in wardrobe is a worthy investment in your sanity, your time and your home.
  5. Adding Value To Your Home. If you’re a home owner you obviously get the benefits of using your walk in wardrobe. Should you decide to sell your home in the future your walk in robes are a  viable asset to the sale. There are certainly many emotional triggers that make a buyer want to buy and a walk in wardrobe is right up there.
  6. Looking After Your Clothes. We have seen many women with delicate fashion items that need extra care when storing. Because we have accessories such as full hanging , half hanging designs, pant racks and shoe shelves to name a few your clothes will not only be arranged to your liking but also stored safely.
  7. You Will Buy Less. If you can see what you own you are much more likely to purchase less clothes or reduce your spend by mixing matching with existing purchases. Who knew you could save money by getting a walk in wardrobe and reducing your desire to buy?
  8. Making Choices. If fashion is important to you and what you wear is a reflection of who you are then a wardrobe that is designed to help you make the right daily choices is an important personal investment. With a full length mirror and your clothes arranged in a way that helps you choose your outfits easily then your needs will be met and you’re ready to conquer your day.
  9. Cry Once. I can’t remember where I first heard the expression “cry once” but it means you deal with an issue in your life and then put the issue to bed without it reoccurring over and over. This is the case with a walk in wardrobe. Deal with your clothing storage issues once, right up front and you’re done. No more mess, no more disorganisation no more frustration.
  10. Appreciation And Gratitude. How many things do you own that you can appreciate on a daily basis and say “That was a great investment”. You won’t do this every day but guaranteed you will regularly appreciate your walk in wardrobe because you do use it so often. Whether you are a fashion diva or a utility personality type you will be grateful that a walk in wardrobe is part of your daily routines.

Talk to Leigh

Remember a walk in wardrobe can be design and laid out specifically for your needs. Talk to Leigh Robinson for a measure and quote but also suggestions on how best to utilise the space you have.

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