How to choose your wardrobe closet


[Updated] July 22, 2019 - More than two years ago, I wrote an article about the three types of a closet that any person can have. There are more than three types of closet available depending on how it will be designed or how the designer will be able to utilize the space for the clients' needs, as I have written before and has experienced over these past 3 years, there are only three of which stands out the most base on the encounters I had with my client.

Three Styles of Wardrobe Closet
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1. Ready-made Wardrobe Closet

The ready-made closets are the closets that we found on retail stores or even online. They have a certain style per retail store base on the collection or mass-produced items per season. More of these are even imported outside the country. In my opinion,  not all ready-made closets are of good quality, the design may be a good choice but somehow before purchasing take a deeper look on the material itself and check if the particular item of your choosing will last longer than you have required. Quality is the most important factor that one person should consider when buying retail that will last longer. I have purchased a lot of retail items not just for wardrobe closets yet indeed they last longer than I thought it would be. The disadvantage of this is you cant utilize the other spaces especially if you have a high ceiling because there is is no assurance if you can get the same design that will fit into the space left. 

Three Styles of Wardrobe Closet
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2. Reach-In Wardrobe Closet. 

This type of Wardrobe Closet is a custom-built wardrobe closet that will fit you your requirements especially for people who wanted a seamless look for their wardrobe closet area and, utilizing the given space is the most important part for them. In most cases these are even connected to a different part of the wall, such as a wardrobe is connected to a media or dining space. This helps in creating a cohesive look especially for houses or even condominium apartments that have a micro-space to deal with. I like having this kind of concept especially for spaces that needed to be maximized and, it helps a lot for both the client and designer in achieving the look both wanted and the space they desired. 

Three Styles of Wardrobe Closet
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3. Walk-In Wardrobe Closet

Who in the world doesn't want a wardrobe closet? A wardrobe closet is a dream closet for any people, I have asked countless people on this and they wanted to have this type of wardrobe closet. Unfortunately, not everyone will be able to have this type of closet. If you are living in a condominium apartment which is around 24sqm studio type won't be advisable but if you have a combined unit, there is no reason why a walk-in wardrobe closet can't be achieved. In my opinion, A wardrobe closet has to be set with your architect to give you a provision of the space you wanted especially for homeowners who are still in the planning stage and if you plan to renovate then have a set of requirements with your designer, contractor, and architect that you wanted it and depending how much space you required and can be achieved. You can have a room just for your clothes or even connected to your toilet and bath, depending on what your heart desires. 

Always coordinate your plans with your designer, and always make an assessment of your own in identifying your needs, it's you who's going to live there longer and the design will work for you when you work together with your designer. 

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