Savvy Storage | 3 Ingenious Tips to Get the Most Value from a Built-in Wardrobe

Posted on: 28 September 2015

A built-in wardrobe is a great way to store your bedroom accessories without cluttering the room, but if you're the type who likes to indulge in retail therapy ever so often, chances are your wardrobe is bursting at the seams. Before you think of investing in a second built-in wardrobe for the bedroom, consider whether you have actually maximised the space. A built-in wardrobe comes with standard shelves and drawers, so most homeowners don't give a second thought to storage optimisation. Small additions will help you utilise spaces you never knew you had in your wardrobe to get maximum value.

Add Multiple Hooks and Rods to Doors and Blank Walls

Using hooks and rods, the insides of your wardrobe doors and blank walls can easily be utilised to store your accessories like ties, belts, bags, earrings, necklaces, chains, bracelets and scarves –– this frees up space on your wardrobe shelves, so that you can add more clothes and items when required. You simply need to invest in a few hooks and rods at the hardware store for fastening into your cupboard doors and blank walls. Securing hooks and rods into idle wardrobe spaces is a simple DIY task that will help you organise your accessories smartly.

Use the Space up to the Ceiling

If you have the liberty while building your built-in wardrobe, be sure to go all the way up to the ceiling to maximise the space you utilise. Using the floor all the way to the ceiling will give you elongated spaces to store more items and accessories. This gives you the liberty to pile seldom-used items in higher spaces. For example, seasonal winter jackets and fluffy winter duvets can be packed and stored on the highest shelves, since they only need to be removed for a few months in the year. This frees up your lower drawers and shelves for more frequently used items in the home.

Add a Shoe Carousel

If you've got heaps of shoes for different occasions, you're probably always in a quandary about where to store them without cluttering your floors. A shoe carousel is a vertical shoe holder that fits easily into awkward wardrobe corners, making it an excellent addition to free up floor space. By utilising the vertical storage space for placing your shoes upwards, you won't have to invest in oversized, bulky shoe racks that take up precious floor space in your home.

Save yourself the hassle of storage –– use these ingenious tips to maximise the storage value from your built-in wardrobe.