Make Space for a Walk-In Closet or Dressing Room
A guide to finding the space and creating a walk-in dressing room for an uncluttered bedroom.
Walk-in dressing rooms and closets are
becoming a popular wish list item - and why not
since they can add value to a
A fitted walk-in closet is a selling point that, if done well, adds value to your home. We offer a comprehensive guide to finding space to create a walk-in closet or dressing room.
Not only a luxurious addition to any bedroom but walk-in closets and dressing rooms also offer a number of practical advantages:
- A walk-in closet will de-clutter and keep your bedroom neat and tidy by providing extra bedroom storage.
- Your clothes and shoes will be better cared for and last longer.
- Storing your clothing and accessories separate from the bedroom will contribute to a cleaner, healthier environment.
If you are struggling to find the space to install a walk-in closet, don't forget about areas you would not generally think about, For example, fitting built-in shelves and drawers between the rafters is a fantastic use of an attic area that won't eat up valuable floor space.
Designing a walk-in
Whatever space you manage to find, installing wall cabinets from floor-to-ceiling for all your clothes with space for a dressing table provides the maximum use of space.
When determining your storage needs consider whether you prefer to hang or fold the majority of your garments. That will determine how many rails to mount, or how much drawer space you will need. And don't forget about shoes storage and space for your handbags and accessories. If the space allows, factor in jewellery storage.
Foldable items and shoes can be stored on open shelves for easy access, while belts, ties, scarves and underwear, can be put away in containers.
Finding space for a walk-in
If you already have a spare room close to your bedroom, this could be the perfect place to set up a walk-in closet or dressing room, and you don't have to worry about structural changes as it can stay as is - separate from the bedroom.
However, if you are already in the process of planning a renovation, consider blocking up the door to the spare room and creating a doorway from your bedroom.
If you don't have space for a separate walk-in closet, you can create the feel of a walk-in by using a long wall or large alcove in the bedroom. You can also use wardrobes or a drywall partition behind the bed to create a walk-in area that feels like a separate space
Light up the space
Lighting is essential for your walk-in closet, not only for practicality and visibility but to create atmosphere. and you need to think carefully on how much lighting you need to make the most of the space. If there is no natural light in the walk-in, make sure you add plenty of downlights or spotlighting.
Adding luxury to your walk-in
A seating area, even a small one, will provide you with somewhere to sit to try on shoes, sort out socks or simply relax. An ottoman with concealed storage placed in the centre of a dressing room is a great way to add a luxurious touch to a walk-in closet or dressing room.