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Geelong Walk In Wardrobe

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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

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. 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: 10 Reasons To Get One!

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.

A Walk In Wardrobe Installation In Curlewis

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

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

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

7 Power Tips For Smaller Walk In Wardrobes Pt #2

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

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?

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!