There is nothing that gets the hearts of homeowners fluttering more than having their own elegant dressing room or walk in wardrobe. But what’s the difference?
Is it all down to how much you want to spend, or simply what you want to call it? When you start to look at what is available, you soon see there’s a real difference.
Walk into a walk-in wardrobe
A walk-in wardrobe is no more a dressing room than an en-suite is a bathroom. Unlike a dedicated dressing room, a walk-in wardrobe is often a smaller or box room adjoining the bedroom or an area of the bedroom that may be partitioned off specifically with fitted wardrobes in mind.
Walk in wardrobes like fitted wardrobes can be fitted floor to ceiling to maximises every inch of space, right down to overhead storage for out of season outfits.
Dream of a dressing room
If you have more space available, you may want to indulge yourself with a fully fitted dressing room. Imagine floor to ceiling wardrobes with full length and double hanging rails, and a whole host of storage options designed to match your lifestyle. Dressing rooms can be as opulent and as practical as you want and can include storage islands with padded seating and built in dressing tables with mirrors. Professionally fitted, your dressing room design should provide everything you desire to get dressed and groomed for the day ahead. You can even build in storage for an ironing board so that you can take care of your clothes in one space. His and her dressing rooms are becoming more popular as more and more of us strive to keep the bedroom as a place to relax.
Planning your space
Before you call the designers in, here are a few tips to consider:
• Do you have space to include seating or a bespoke storage island? If not, walk in wardrobes may suit you better.
• If you haven’t worn an outfit for a year or two, give it to charity. There’s no point paying for storage for items you don’t need.
• Separate your clothes into different areas of your life as this can help you think about the number of compartments you may need in your fitted wardrobes.
• Look at how much of your clothing needs to be hung full length, which items can be hung folded and how many clothes you have that can be stored in drawers.
• Don’t forget about your jewellery, belts, ties, accessories and footwear. They will need accommodating too.
More and more people are making radical changes to their homes to improve their lifestyles. And with so many exciting options available you’ll be surprised at the difference a walk in wardrobe or dressing room will make to you and your partner.