Start the year with a WARDROBE MAKEOVER

Get your clothes and shoes in or­der for the year ahead with Shan­non Vos’s top ten tips for build­ing or up­dat­ing a wardrobe.

Australian House & Garden - - HG DECORATING - with­in­te­ri­orde­signer SHAN­NON VOS

1Think

ver­ti­cally. Build your wardrobe from bot­tom to top, keep­ing things you use more of­ten in the bot­tom to mid­dle zone .Keep room at the top to store out-of-sea­son clothes so you can max­imise space in the mid­dle zone. You can never have enough stor­age!

2Break

it down. Do you need a whole new wardrobe or could you just up­date part of it? Whether it’s new doors, new shelves or new draw­ers, there’s plenty of ways to give your wardrobe a makeover with­out spend­ing a for­tune.

3Stor­age

on the move. Rent­ing doesn’t mean you have to com­pro­mise on stor­age or tidi­ness. There are plenty of great cus­tomised wardrobe op­tions that can be eas­ily dis­as­sem­bled and moved to your new home if you are re­lo­cat­ing.

4Mir­ror

mir­ror says it all. Whether it’s a mir­rored door or a mir­ror on the in­side of a door, in­clud­ing this in your plan­ning is es­sen­tial. If you want to keep it sub­tle, plan one for the vis­i­ble side panel of a wardrobe if it doesn’t suit the in­side of a door.

Con­sider in­ter­change­able rail heights to adapt to chang­ing fash­ion and stor­age needs.

8

“Keep ex­posed shelves and stor­age so­lu­tions cu­rated and neat – save the messy stuff for be­hind closed doors.”

SHAN­NON VOS, IN­TE­RIOR DE­SIGNER 9Don’t

for­get cor­ners. If you’re in­stalling a new wardrobe but don’t have a big wall area, con­sider a cor­ner wardrobe. With some clever de­sign you can still have the same amount of space that you would have if it was in one staight line.

10Build

it in. If you’re ren­o­vat­ing, you can get smart with your bud­get by build­ing a cus­tom wardrobe re­cess in the ini­tial build but us­ing flat­pack so­lu­tions to fin­ish the in­te­ri­ors and doors. De­sign­ing it around pre-ex­ist­ing flat pack sizes will help keep it on bud­get.

1. Mul­ti­store 2 x Ad­justable Shelves and 4 x Jumbo Draw­ers In­sert, $399 each; 2. San­dle­ford Tube Rod, $4.98 each; 3. Mul­ti­store 2 x Jumbo Draw­ers In­sert, $149 each; 4. Mul­ti­store Cor­ner Shelv­ing In­sert $511; 5. Flexi Stor­age Clever Cube In­sert in Sandy White, $10.35 each. 1 2 3 4 5

1 1. Mul­ti­store 1 x Fixed Shelf and 3 x Ad­justable Shelves In­sert, $182; 2. Mul­ti­store 1 x Ad­justable Shelf with 5 Stan­dard Draw­ers In­sert, $295. 2

Move­able wardrobe op­tions are a smart op­tion if you are rent­ing. 1 2 3 5 4 1. Bed­ford 3 Door Wardrobe Unit, $335; 2. Bed­ford Wardrobe Door, $113 each; 3. Bed­ford Wardrobe Door Mir­ror $148, 3. Bed­ford Wardrobe Door, $113 each; 4. Bed­ford 2 Door Wardrobe Unit $236; 5. Bed­ford Deep Drawer ,$36 each.

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