Is hav­ing one of th­ese ‘‘spe­cial rooms for clothes’’ ev­ery­thing it's cracked up to be, asks

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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.

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