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5 Essential Questions to Consider When Designing Built-in Wardrobes

5 Essential Questions to Consider When Designing Built-in Wardrobes

September 27, 2021


Designing built-in wardrobes seems to be an easy thing to do, “don’t I just have to select the finishes I want and how spacious I want it to be?”

If only it could be this easy. There are many factors to consider while designing your built-in wardrobes, factors that could ruin the wardrobes in your Adelaide home when designing them.

There are five essential questions you should always ask yourself before you design your built-in wardrobes. You could carry these questions in a checklist so you can check if the wardrobes in your home tick all the boxes.

So what are these five questions?

What Side Of My Room Do I Want It In?

Built-in wardrobes can be installed anywhere, as long as there’s wall space; that’s what makes it a good choice for many oddly shaped and small rooms. So you have the freedom, kind of, to determine where you want to place your built-in wardrobe.

Built-in wardrobes can be designed anywhere, but the question is would that spot be a good spot for you? You have to consider whether you can easily access it when you’re done taking a shower or just waking up. Your wardrobe shouldn’t be too out of your reach. 


The specification makes it seem like we’re talking about gadgets, but we’re just trying to say what type of fixtures you would want to have in your built-in wardrobes. 

Do you prefer hanging your clothes to folding them? If you prefer the former, then you’d need to design your wardrobe with adequate hanging space, more hanging space than cabinets even. 

On the other hand, if you’d instead fold your clothes, then you’d need more cabinets and drawers and may not even need any hanging space at all.

A shoe rack could be another addition to your built-in wardrobes if you’d love to hang your shoes in your closet. You could consider getting a shoe rack or leaving overhead space for your shoes.

Design With Their Pros And Cons

Built-in wardrobes come in various designs, and when you’re designing for your Adelaide home, you’ll need to consider the pros and cons. You can decide to make your built-in wardrobe open or closed; open with no doors and closed with doors.

Opened built-in wardrobes are cheaper to install but require more maintenance than closed counterparts because they get dirty quickly. Also, if you live in a dusty area, you may have to wash your clothes even if you don’t wear them. 

Closed wardrobes are more expensive to set up, but protect your clothes from foreign factors and hide your belongings away from prying eyes. Not everybody wants to leave their things out there for everyone to see.

Once you’ve decided on the design you want, then you’ll have to consider the height of your wardrobe, how tall or long you want it to be, and so many other things.

Designing a built-in wardrobe is no easy task, which is why you need some guidance. But, come to the right place, Hills Robes, and we won’t steer you wrong. 

How many drawers you want your built-in wardrobe to have, how tall, installed lighting, etc., are some questions we’ll ask you so we can know what you’d prefer in your Adelaide home.

Message us with any questions you may have about the designing process.




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