- Bottom of the wardrobe: storage space for shoes
- Main part
- Upper part of wardrobe: mezzanine
- Sliding wardrobe for the hallway: filling
- Living room: placing books and dishes
- Bedroom: clothes, linen, bedding in a wardrobe
- Sliding wardrobe: putting things in order in the nursery
Sometimes it is difficult to figure out the possible layout options for filling the wardrobe. More often we see ordinary shelves and pull-out baskets, but the range of furniture accessories does not end there. Let’s figure out what the filling of the cabinet can be, and how it is more convenient to place it.
A large wardrobe has three parts: the lower part is for storing shoes, the main part is the middle part, with hangers and shelves, and the upper part (mezzanine) – for things that are rarely used.
1 – drawers for small items; 2 – pull-out trouser hanger; 3 – bar for shirts, jackets; 4 – shelves for rarely used things; 5 – pull-out baskets; 6 – shelf for bags and small items; 7 – pantograph for long things; 8 – cabinet lighting; 9 – bar for clothes of medium length; 10 – pull-out hanger; 11 – pull-out hanger for ties; 12 – pull-out baskets for change; 13 – pull-out shoe basket; 14 – pull-out side shelves for shoes
Bottom of the wardrobe: storage space for shoes
Shelves and shoe racks can be telescopic, swivel, regular or tilted.
For shoe shelves, the recommended compartment width is 80–100 cm. For shoes with high heels, provide special supports for hanging boots to avoid breaking the bootleg – hooks.
In the main part of the wardrobe at the level of human height, place the bars for the hanger under clothes, shelves for accessories.
Stationary shelves – a budget option, the optimal height of the compartments is 30-40 cm.
If the cabinet is deep, then finding the right thing will make it easier to arrange pull-out shelves..
The hanger bars are designed for clothes of different lengths. Be sure to make different barbells: one for blouses or shirts, and one for dresses, coats, or raincoats. The space under the bar with hanging blouses can be used for arranging shelves, drawers for small items.
If you have a miniature cabinet, not deep – 45-50 cm, then install end (or transverse) rods, sliding or stationary.
With a cabinet depth of 60–65 cm, it is better to install longitudinal rods, as many believe, they are more convenient.
Pantograph – a bar that lowers to the desired height thanks to a special mechanism, is used to place the hanger under short clothes.
Trouser holders – lift hangers or retractable hangers for trousers, belts and ties. The trouser compartment must be at least 120-130 cm high.
Hanger for belts and ties – this thing is necessary for every business person, it does not take up much space in the closet, but belts and ties are always in sight and in order.
Pull-out mesh baskets with a roller mechanism, made of metal or plastic – for storing things that do not require ironing: woolen clothes, elastic clothes for sports, home clothes.
Organizers for small items with dividers for storing small items and accessories – convenient if you put them in drawers.
Upper part of wardrobe: mezzanine
Fill the upper part of the wardrobe (about 50 cm) with several stationary shelves designed for storing seasonal items that are not often in use – these are bulky items, suitcases, bags, boxes. Seasonal sports equipment should also be kept on the upper mezzanine shelves..
Sliding wardrobe for the hallway: filling
For long women’s coats and raincoats in the wardrobe, take at least 140 cm, and for men – about 175 cm, these compartments are located side by side, and under the compartment with women’s outerwear, place small drawers for storing scarves, hats and gloves. At the bottom there are shelves for shoes, depending on the size of the cabinet, they can be made pull-out 2 and 3-level or stationary.
Living room: placing books and dishes
A wardrobe for a living room should be not only functional, but also fit into the interior of the room. You can place all the most necessary items on its shelves: books, collections of records, a minibar, a stereo system or a home theater. If there is a shortage of space in the apartment, the wardrobe in the living room may have several shelves and a clothes rail, drawers.
Bedroom: clothes, linen, bedding in a wardrobe
For linen and small toilet items in a wardrobe, plan drawers or baskets. For large towels and blankets, provide multiple shelves – these should be the widest and tallest compartments.
Sliding wardrobe: putting things in order in the nursery
The filling of the wardrobe for the nursery should be functional and varied, because all the numerous things that the child needs must be placed there. Take up part of the wardrobe only with shelves, in the second part place the hanger bars under the clothes and add some more shelves. All compartments for storing children’s wardrobe must be sized “for growth”. It is imperative to provide a place for baskets and boxes with toys, it is better to place them in the lower part of the cabinet, in a place accessible to the child.
And, in conclusion: do not forget about the illumination of the wardrobe, which performs not only a decorative function.