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DON'T LIMIT YOUR CLOAKROOM BY YOUR FLOOR PLAN PRACTICAL DESIGN LAYOUT REFERENCE

04 JAN 2023

When designing your home, you should consider the needs, preferences, and habits of yourself and your family members with the floor plan. You have to choose from making a wardrobe or cloakroom. Who doesn't want to be like the protagonist of the series, owning a super-large walk-in closet, surrounded by 360 degrees of beloved clothes every day?

When choosing from a wardrobe or a cloakroom, you should first consider the types of clothing and storage habits. Do you need larger space to hang clothes, or do you need more shelves or drawers to store folded clothes, so that you can store clothes more effectively and make better use of space. Sometimes, a shared cloakroom may save more space than having a wardrobe in every bedroom.

WALK-IN CLOSET

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If your bedroom is large enough, you can definitely order a large wardrobe, ideally a spacious walk-in closet. Or, if your home adopts an open design, you can consider using a room cabinet or a TV combination cabinet to separate the layout of the "room" and "wardrobe". If there is extra space outside the wardrobe, you can add doors to this space and transform it into a walk-in closet. Another method is to use the "L-shaped" layout in the corner of the room to spell out a triangular area, which can also create a walk-in cloakroom.

AISLE WARDROBE

Some layouts are quite special, there is an aisle between bedroom and bathroom, therefore a wardrobe can be set on the aisle to bathroom, it brings convenience to take clothes after bathing. For example, in the master bedroom with a bathroom, an "I-shaped" or "II-shaped" cloakroom can be considered if there is a wide aisle.

BUILT-IN WARDROBE

Using a "floor-to-ceiling" wardrobe can use up the storage space, it can also avoid dust accumulating on the top of the wardrobe. Use the entire wall of the room to design the built-in wardrobe, adopting either "I-shaped" design of a single wall or "L-shaped" design of two walls, and make the best use of space.

OTHER HARDWARE SETTINGS

Regarding wardrobe doors, although sliding doors are more space-saving than the traditional wardrobe doors, they are not as airtight as the latter, because of the humid weather in Hong Kong, you should take note of the possibility of mildew on clothes inside the wardrobe. Consider proper dehumidification. Last but not least, mirror is also one of the focal points of the cloakroom. You may consider installing a full-length mirror on the wardrobe door, which not only saves space, but also makes the space visually more spacious.