When it comes to your bedroom, no matter what sized space you’re working with, your wardrobe must have its place in the room. If you’re building a bedroom or installing a new wardrobe in an old one, it helps to have a plan to do your first wardrobe renovation.


What to Consider When Renovating Your Wardrobe

When performing a wardrobe renovation, it’s important to remember that your wardrobe is no longer simply a place to hang your clothes. Over time, wardrobes have become large spaces to try on clothing in front of large mirrors, with ample storage spaces. Or, they have become functional spaces built to fit inside a small area.

The footprint of your bedroom doesn’t have to change to make the wardrobe one that works for you. However, if you’re choosing to build an enormous master bedroom, that can mean a larger wardrobe space. No matter how you install your new wardrobe, here are things to consider when renovating.


What Space Are You Taking Up?

If you’re designing your new wardrobe within your bedroom yourself, then consider exactly how much space your new wardrobe will take up. Make sure you research your allotted floor space properly. In most modern homes, wardrobes are either walk-in or built-in. Walk-in wardrobes usually allow for a 4m long by 2.5m wide with a door in the centre of the 2.5m wall, allowing for ample storing space on each side

Built-in wardrobes, by contrast, are a style of built-in wardrobes that are usually more of a part of the master bedroom itself, rather than almost a separate room – as many walk-in wardrobes tend to be. Built-in wardrobes tend to be absorbed into the original square footage of the room. This also means different storage solutions, often building up rather than out – as there isn’t the space to do so.


Advantages of a Walk-in Wardrobe

  1.    Bigger: In general, walk-in wardrobes tend to be much larger than their reach-in counterparts. Their size also allows for the installation of mirrors and more prominent space, sometimes better lighting than is available for reach-in wardrobes.
  2.    More storage: While this might be obvious, the larger the wardrobe, the bigger the storage space. If you have a more extensive clothing haul, a walk-in wardrobe should offer you more than enough storage space, no matter how you design your storage solutions.
  3.    Room for manoeuvre: If moving around in your clothes is essential, then having a walk-in wardrobe offers you the space to do this – moving around in new clothes is a great way to test comfort, size and fit.
  4.   Space for ventilation: While you might not think about it – ventilation is essential for clothing, as it allows the fibres of your clothes to rest and dry appropriately if they get damp and are hung in the wardrobe to air dry. Having the space offered by a walk-in wardrobe is excellent for this.


Advantages of a Reach-in Wardrobe

For those trying to be economical with their space, wallet and clothing, a reach-in wardrobe is a great option! Here are some advantages offered by the smaller footprint.

  1. Rethinking your clothing: One thing that a smaller wardrobe will force you to do is to rethink your clothing. If you don’t have the space to store it, how long has it been since you’ve worn it and do you see yourself wearing it soon? If not, do you need it in your wardrobe?
  2. Economising of space: As well as making you rethink your current clothing selection, a reach-in wardrobe will force you to be creative with your available space. Building shelving upward, with a librarian’s ladder for reach, or clothing rails and a variety of hanging solutions. This creativity will force you to pay attention to detail and ensure that you’re making the best use of your space.
  3. Option of more bedroom floor space: If you are unsure of an extensive, colossal wardrobe. Ask yourself if you want more bedrooms or more wardrobes. If you build a reach-in wardrobe, you save yourself bedroom space, which you can use for other things.
  4. Cost less: One of the significant reasons why folks opt for a reach-in wardrobe is simply that it is a more cost-effective solution for a wardrobe – why build on if you don’t have to?


No matter your options for a custom wardrobe, ensuring that you can fit your most-worn clothing into your bedroom is essential to any wardrobe renovation. No matter what your clothing storage solutions look like, Schmidt Sydney can help. Reach out to us today to see how!