Is having one of these ‘‘special rooms for clothes’’ everything it's cracked up to be, asks
Walk-in wardrobes. You’re either lucky enough to have one or are dreaming about having one installed. But is having a walk-in wardrobe everything it’s cracked up to be?
Luxury real estate agent Michael Boulgaris would say it is.
Boulgaris’ hunt for the perfect wardrobe resulted in him importing his dream design from Italy. ‘‘I find New Zealand wardrobes too chunky,’’ he says.
The finished product? A chic, streamlined space with numerous drawers, plentiful overhead storage space and neat shelving for his large collection of shoes, leaving him with enough space to display pictures of his beloved dogs and horses.
‘‘Walk-in robes are a luxury so you should make it luxurious,’’ says interior designer Jennifer French. ‘‘Soft carpet underfoot, large mirrors to see yourself from all angles, space to change, space to lay out clothes.’’
In order to create the perfect wardrobe, French says how you structure it is key. People, by nature, are lazy and never put things back where they belong. Beat yourself at your own game by incorporating this bad habit into your wardrobe’s design.
‘‘Luxurious walk-in robes are those that aren’t cluttered so installing shelving systems from the floor all the
Not many of us are lucky enough to have the perfect wardrobe, so it's important to use space-saving initiatives.