Where to put the closet?
The location of your closet is an important decision. There are several factors to consider when determining the ideal placement for your closet. We are here to offer assistance and provide valuable advice to help you make the best choice.
"The placement of a closet should consider several factors"
When deciding where to place a closet, it's essential to consider factors like lighting, available floor space, and any unevenness in the floor and wall. - Sofie Larsen, Kitchen Expert.
Selecting the ideal space
The cabinet's placement significantly affects the room, especially its lighting. Since a wardrobe occupies a substantial space, it's crucial to prevent it from blocking natural light.
To ensure the wardrobe doesn't diminish the room's light, position it opposite the window where natural light is minimal. This is especially vital if your wardrobe is dark or black, as dark colors can dominate the room.
Dealing with an uneven floor
If you've assembled your wardrobe and noticed that the floor isn't level, don't worry. You can rectify this issue by following these simple steps:
- Use painter's tape to mark the measurements of the wardrobe on the floor.
- Carefully move the wardrobe cabinet away from its original position.
- Employ a spirit level to identify the highest point within the marked area.
- Tape or attach shims (small wedges or spacers) along the base of the wardrobe to align it with the highest point.
- Carefully place the wardrobe cabinet back into its original position.
Before you begin stabilizing the wardrobe, ensure that you've assembled it correctly, as improper assembly can cause it to appear crooked or unstable.
Use the wardrobe as a room divider
A wardrobe can serve as a room divider, which can be particularly useful when you need to partition a room into distinct functional areas or create a separate space for a mini office. While it might seem unconventional to place a wardrobe in the middle of a room, as we typically position it against a wall, the outcome can be surprisingly effective.
For those with a spacious or elongated bedroom, consider moving the bed away from the wall and utilizing the backside of the wardrobe as a headboard. This arrangement allows you to establish a separate area within the room, which can be tastefully designed as a walk-in closet.
More ideas for cabinet placement
More floor space
Make your space feel bigger with sliding wardrobe doors. They save floor space by not swinging open into the room.
Cozy corner nook
Change the room's layout by moving the cabinet away from the corner. This creates a cozy corner nook with room for an armchair.
The dream of a walk-in
You can create a walk-in wardrobe in a small space using U, L, or I shapes, depending on how many walls you want to use. Size doesn't matter.
Discover your possibilities
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