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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.