They are a useful space in large houses and above all, in small ones: custom cabinets, which you have been able to design according to your needs or that have been set up for a specific space in a room. But there are a few things to keep in mind before ordering one. The first and although it may seem a truism, is to know very well the space you have.
- The measures
You have to know the length, the bottom and the height. With the length we will remove the total front of available doors and with the bottom, the capacity that the drawers will have or if the hangers can be placed parallel or perpendicular to the door. Finally, with the stop, we will know how the vertical organization will be: loft, bar, shelf, drawer, basket … etc. At height, it is necessary to take into account the measurement from floor to ceiling and to rule out the appearance of elements such as specific hanging beams that can reduce these measures. And be careful, if we have a false ceiling, the measure is always the false ceiling and not the slab “
2. Door type
You will have to chosse between folding or sliding. “It influeces the space in front of the wardrobe and if objects appera that could hinder its opening. The ideal is to leave the child 1.20m in front of the wardrobe if its doors are folding and 80cm if they are sliding.
3. If it is custom or prefabricated
The precast are cheaper but their measures are already established. They are usually 50cm, 100cm and 75cm wide and 235m high modules. In this case, it is about designing with the modules as if it were a tetris. If we do it to measure we can take advantage of all the space and create any type of geometry to adapt. Its price is much higher compared to the precast.
A use must be established for each wardrobe. For example, one for bedding and towels, other clothing him, clothing for her, children´s toys, kitchenware, coats, sports clothing and accessories, shoes. It is essential to organize well what we have and where it will go. If you have attics that are intented for the same use as the lower module. For example, if it is the bedding and towels that the duvets or pillows are kept in their loft”
For your organization, it is as important to differentiate the uses as being able to see what exists inside. “We recommend glass-fronted drawers for those that are used for clothing and the use of accessory shelves where watches, bracelets, etc, are organized., as well as pants. If is is for storage, it is best to use baskets that allow you to see what is in each one and if there are boxes in the attics that are transparent. This is never recommended for a dressing room, only for cabinets with doors where funcionality is paramount
The accessories for the interior must correspond with what is available. “For shoes, the removable shelves, for shirts, the bars with 80cm free and if they are coats or dresses, free height from floor to bar. The height of their owners is also very important to fix these accessories, 1.80m in coast is not the same as 1.50m. If the wardrobe is for children the measures also change, as well as the needs as they grow, “explains García. Of course : if you want to save, the most convenient thing in children´s furniture is to be aware that they will
Final tip “The ideal is to sit down with an interior designer who will help you design them before getting down to business”
Source : Idealista