How to design a built-in wardrobe: step-by-step guide

By | May 1, 2023

A built–in wardrobe is a fairly common interior solution that allows you to harmoniously complement the interior with a storage area for various things. Unlike finished furniture produced at enterprises, it is created for the needs of specific people, according to individual design.

Wardrobes are a very convenient alternative to conventional swing cabinets. Sliding door design allows you to save space in the room, and even more practical – wardrobes built into the wall. They use a free niche in the wall, turning it into a real dressing room.

How to design internal wardrobe?

The process of manufacturing elements of a built-in wardrobe in a factory or in a workshop in many ways resembles working with kitchen sets. In the same way, a measurer arrives, discusses the details of the order with the owners, takes measurements. And here many customers make a mistake that can later spoil the whole impression of the purchase. They hope that the master himself will offer the best options that will completely suit them.

Yes, of course, the measurer, having serious experience, immediately sees the most successful location of the built-in wardrobe, can help with engineering solutions, design. But, without knowing the needs of the family, the number of tenants, their individual characteristics, he will not be able to create an ideal design.

Only the owners can say what kind of internal filling is required:

  • how many shelves for underwear and rods for hanging clothes on hangers;
  • at what level should hangers and hooks be located;
  • do you need baskets and drawers for small things and in what quantity;
  • how many shoes need to be placed, including boots and slippers.

In order for the finished built-in cabinet to cause only joyful, positive emotions and the deepest satisfaction with the ideal order, it is necessary to carefully consider its internal design before calling the measurer. This will require independent measurements and calculations made on a sheet of paper or in a graphic editor, a clear plan for the location of sections, drawers, shelves.

Advantages and disadvantages

In addition to saving space, wardrobes have many more advantages:

  • Large capacity. However, this parameter largely depends on the size of the niche in which you are embedding the cabinet. In any case, such a cabinet will be more spacious than analogues, because it does not have walls as such. You can choose the internal filling yourself and hang as many rods and shelves as you see fit.
  • Low cost. A built-in wardrobe will cost you much cheaper than conventional wardrobes and even more budget-friendly than some swing models. This happens because to install such a cabinet, you only need to purchase internal filling (shelves, rods, and so on – everything depends on your wishes here) and a sliding door design. The walls of the room serve as the walls of the cabinet.
  • Suitable for any room. The main thing is that there is a suitable place in the room. Even in the bathroom, you can build in a small wardrobe for storing, for example, cosmetics or detergents. But in this case, you need to carefully choose the material of the doors so that they do not swell from constant moisture.
  • Easy installation. If you may need the help of a master to assemble a conventional wardrobe, then you can handle the installation of the built-in one yourself. Of course, at least a little experience in installing furniture is desirable.
  • You can independently organize the internal filling. For example, if the cabinet is installed in a children’s room, you can hang the rods at the height of the child so that he can reach them on his own.
  • Sliding mechanism. This design allows you to mount wardrobes even in narrow corridors. You will not need to remove nearby furniture to open the doors.
  • Variety of designs. For example, sliding doors of wardrobes are often made mirrored. This helps to visually expand the room, which is very important when installing a closet in the hallway or a small living room, bedroom. As a rule, manufacturers install triplex glass. They are shock-resistant and almost never break, but even if this happens, the fragments will not fly apart, but on a protective film. This makes mirrored wardrobes safe even for a children’s room.

The disadvantages of built-in wardrobes are less, but they are there:

  • Height restriction. If the ceilings in your apartment are from 3.5 meters and above, then the built-in wardrobe will turn out to be very high, and you will not be able to reach the upper shelves.
  • Smooth walls and ceiling are needed. This should be taken into account during installation. If there are even minor curvatures, they can significantly reduce the service life of the sliding structure.

Models of built-in wardrobes

There are several ways to install built-in wardrobes.

1. Built into the wall

The case when you can’t do without a niche. The walls of the room serve as the walls of such a cabinet. It is only necessary to fence off the niche with sliding doors and install shelves and rods.

The number of doors depends on the size of the niche. At least two doors can be installed, and designs with five doors are suitable for particularly long niches.

2. Corner built-in wardrobe

It is installed, as the name suggests, in the corner of the room. Thanks to this feature, such a built-in wardrobe can be installed in almost any room where there is free space in the corner.

The shelves are also triangular in order to use as much space as possible, and are most often made to order. It may not be very convenient to store things in a triangular closet, but this shape is a great way out if the room has a small area.

A corner built-in wardrobe can have several versions:

  • Classic design. The usual straight door is installed, which separates the space in the corner of the room.
  • Square design. It consists of two independent walls, which are located parallel to the walls and connected in the center at an angle of 90 degrees. Thus, a square cabinet in the corner is obtained.
  • Trapezoidal design. The original form, suitable, for example, for the Art Nouveau style. Here, in addition to the sliding doors, two small doors are installed on the sides to expand the cabinet.

3. Radius built-in wardrobe

They differ from the usual ones in that the doors of radius cabinets are curved. The smooth shape gives zest to the interior and increases the usable area inside the cabinet. However, a significant disadvantage of radius cabinets is the high cost.

This is due to the complexity of manufacturing curved sliding doors, the peculiarities of their installation. Also, as a rule, a mirror is not used in the production of radius cabinets, because due to the curved surface it will distort the image.

4. Dressing room

Suitable for installation in a spacious room. Most often, a bedroom is chosen for the installation of a dressing room, but the space in the hallway is also suitable.

The dressing room can be made either in a niche or completely fenced off one of the parts of the room with a large sliding door. If the room is large, the dressing room can even become a separate small room.

What materials are built-in wardrobes made of

The cost of the wardrobe largely depends on the materials of its manufacture. The spread of prices here is quite large: models made of chipboard and MDF are much cheaper than natural wood of valuable species. Affects the cost and finish, for example, the mirror surface of the doors will cost more.


It is an inexpensive and durable replacement for natural wood. If chipboard furniture is made of high quality, then at first glance it can not even be distinguished from wood analogues.

Chipboard is made from sawdust, which are glued together under a press at high temperature with special adhesive compositions. At the final stage of manufacturing, the plates are covered with a film that mimics the texture of wood. Due to this, chipboard can be made even in the form of expensive wood species, while the cost of such products is small.


This material is often confused with chipboard, but MDF is a more expensive analogue. Like chipboard, MDF is made from recycled wood, however, not sawdust is used here, but fine shavings. As a result, the plates are much stronger and denser, and their structure is almost homogeneous.

Both chipboard and MDF have a significant drawback – poor moisture resistance. If you put such furniture in a room with constant high humidity, the facades can quickly swell. Therefore, to install furniture made of chipboard or MDF in the bathroom, you need to look for materials that are additionally impregnated with special moisture-resistant compounds.

Natural wood

Solid wood furniture is the most expensive. But its price, of course, pays off, because natural wood, subject to all operating conditions, can last for decades.

It is enough to recall antique pieces of furniture from past centuries. Modern wood substitutes, such as MDF and chipboard, cannot be compared with an array in terms of durability and strength.

Mirror and glass surface

Built-in wardrobes are often quite massive. So that they do not make the room visually smaller, it is advisable to make the doors mirrored or glass. This will visually increase the space in the room.

This design looks especially advantageous in lighted rooms with a bright interior. The mirror can be combined with frosted glass. Such a design move looks interesting in modern interiors, for example, in the high-tech and loft style.

For a classic interior, you can order sliding doors with a facet on the glass. Facet is the treatment of mirrors, in which they are given a beveled edge. As a result, a kind of diamond mesh is obtained on the glass, which looks elegant and elegant.

Photo facade

Putting a photo on the facade of the cabinet is a great way to add originality to the interior.

You can even print photos from your travels on the doors. However, make sure that the image fits the style of the interior.

Optimal dimensions of the built-in wardrobe

To begin with, it is necessary to determine exactly where the structure will be mounted, and how much space can be allocated for it.

  • Usually built-in wardrobes are installed in the hallway. It is convenient for outdoor clothes and shoes.
  • Quite often they are placed in the bedrooms. In this case, clothes, personal belongings and bed linen are stored in them.
  • And, in rare cases, built-in cabinets are mounted in the kitchen as a kind of pantry.

The dimensions of the cabinet are calculated depending on the space allocated for it. It can be a corner, the end of a corridor, part of a wall or part of a room in full width. Determining the dimensions, you need to know a few subtleties.

Depth of the built-in wardrobe

  • The standard depth of wardrobes is 60 cm. This is enough for the hangers with clothes hanging on them to freely enter the longitudinal bar, and there is still 5-10 cm of free space left.
  • At a depth of less than 55 cm, the rod is installed parallel to the side walls, from the back wall to the doors. It is less convenient, since the maximum capacity of such a design is 8 hangers. To get a thing from the depths of the closet, you will have to sort through all the clothes hanging in front.
  • If a design with compartment doors is planned, it is necessary to add another 8-10 cm – this is how much space the sliding mechanism takes up.
  • Non-standard depth of 80 cm or more is not uncommon. If the owners have a lot of seasonal things, shoes, or a children’s loft bed is located above the wardrobe, this size is fully justified. Angular models also differ in special sizes. In order to fully use the interior space of the cabinet, at the back wall, behind the rod with hangers, you can fix shelves with boxes, baskets, boxes installed on them.

With the built-in design, you can easily change the layout flaws by including an inconvenient narrow niche in it. It makes shelves and additionally installs a rod with hangers in front. The second compartment remains of standard sizes. If the ledge or niche is wide enough, you can make a compartment that you can enter, like a dressing room.

Width of the built-in wardrobe

The size of the built-in wardrobe in width has no restrictions and depends only on the availability of free space and common sense. It can be as much as 0.4 meters, or all six, if the size of the room or corridor allows. There is no point in making the closet too narrow – it will be impossible to squeeze boxes of shoes into it.

There are a number of serious rules that you need to know about.

  • Usually 50 centimeters is the width of standard cabinet sections.
  • The width of the doors is selected for the sections. If these are sliding doors, part of the cabinet will be in the “dead zone”. If you make a mistake with the size, the doors will interfere with pulling out drawers, baskets, taking clothes.
  • The four-door design allows you to open two compartments in the center at once, so there will be no problems with sliding systems.
  • Sliding doors of standard design should not exceed 1.2 meters in width. Too large cloths loosen the roller system, which quickly leads to breakdowns. At the same time, this rule does not apply to expensive, elite sliding doors with guides and suspensions of increased strength, perfectly fitted mechanism.
  • The maximum length of guides for sliding doors is four to five meters. Experts do not recommend making joints, since the rollers wear out quickly from constant friction and become unusable. In the event that the width of the cabinet is still larger, a column wall that divides the structure into two independent zones is perfect. Sliding doors work without interference, and the facade looks monolithic.
  • The minimum width of one sliding door leaf cannot be less than 0.5 meters. Otherwise, it falls out of the guides, causing inconvenience to the owners. Therefore, the total width of the wardrobe will be from 1 meter and more.
  • It is absolutely not necessary to order standard doors, as in the usual cabinets. It is quite possible to divide the facade into several parts, in accordance with the individual sections that will open independently. You will get a design resembling kitchen cabinets. The only disadvantage of such a system is the high price compared to the standard version. More fittings will be required, work on sawing and processing facades is becoming more complicated.
  • The traditional width of the swing doors is 0.6 meters. Wider canvases are too heavy, and can quickly pull out the fastenings of the hinges. You should also remember the golden rule: the most harmonious proportions for doors are 1:5. They are as comfortable as possible and serve for a long time.

If the marking leaves a small space that does not cover the door leaf, you can make a narrow rack with shelves or drawers.

Height of the built-in wardrobe

This parameter is limited only by the height of the ceilings. Usually built-in cabinets occupy the entire height, from floor to ceiling, but there are exceptions.

There are a few facts you need to know about.

  • The height of chipboard slabs, which are the most popular material for the production of built-in cabinets, is no more than 2.78 meters. If the ceilings in the house are higher, a mezzanine superstructure is made above the main frame, which is separated by a horizontal partition plate.
  • Sliding doors above 4 meters will not work. This is the length of the profiles. If the doors are planned to be made of chipboard slabs, and the height of the cabinet is higher, additional structural elements will have to be introduced – decorative partitions.

A separate floor and ceiling in built-in wardrobes are very rarely done. For them, the finishing and flooring that are available in the apartment is quite enough. Also, the design may well do without the back and side parts, and all elements will be attached to the walls.

Their arrangement makes sense only if the cabinet is attached to an unreliable drywall partition. But the transverse vertical plates that divide the cabinet into sections are very convenient and in demand.

Planning of the internal space of the built-in wardrobe

How to properly organize the internal contents of the cabinet? Experts recommend to approach the process thoughtfully and systematically.

What is needed for this?

  • Decide on the amount that can be spent on the arrangement of the internal filling. Modern folding and sliding systems that allow you to optimally place a large number of things can be quite expensive. Therefore, it is worth allocating a budget in advance, and not going too far beyond it.
  • Make a list of things that are supposed to be stored by adding 20% to this number. If you plan to add to the family, you can safely add all 30-35% to a new family member.
  • Group the list by storage method: in a suspended or folded state, a large thing or a small one that needs a separate drawer.
  • See how many items have accumulated in each category. Depending on this, determine the number and purpose of compartments. How many extendable vertical and horizontal systems are required, how many shelves and rods. Do you need places to store shoes and in what volumes.
  • The height of the rods and hooks is determined by the size of the clothes. The longest raincoat or dress is taken, and another 10 cm is added so that the hem does not touch the floor. Usually this parameter does not exceed 1.5 meters for women’s clothing and 1.7 for men’s. For a small child, you can install a descending system-an elevator or a stationary rod at the height of his hands.
  • The lift rod is also perfect for adult users. Things suspended on it take up space under the ceiling. And if necessary, they can be quickly and easily lowered by choosing the right outfit.
  • If there are a lot of things, it is worth distinguishing sections by types of clothing: blouses and skirts, trousers and shirts, jackets, children’s clothing, street coats and jackets.
  • Rods longer than 1.2 meters are equipped with additional supports in the middle so that they do not bend under the weight of the suspensions.

There is one trick that experienced craftsmen know about. If the dressing room has one side wall made of chipboard, wood or other similar material, it is not necessary to attach a barbell to it. It is better to arrange a section with shelves here. Why?

Sliding doors, when moving, hit the stopper, and shake the wall. Horizontal shelves connect the sidewall well with the rest of the elements, making the cabinet more stable. And a barbell does not guarantee such a strong bundle.

Necessary elements of the built-in wardrobe

  • Open shelves are designed to store a variety of things and objects, from knitwear that cannot be hung on hangers, and bed linen, to books, dishes and small household appliances. Usually their length does not exceed 80 cm. Making shelves longer is irrational. Things will start to get confused with each other, there will be a lot of free space. In addition, too long elements bend under the weight of dishes, books, and require additional supports. The distance between the shelves is about 40 cm.
  • More expensive roll-out shelves allow you to quickly find the thing you are looking for without shifting all their contents. They can be located more often than ordinary shelves. A very convenient system for those who need to save every square centimeter of space.
  • Wide upper shelves are designed for oversized items – blankets, pillows. There you can put a rolled-up tourist tent, a large suitcase or tennis rackets. The sizes are made individually, depending on the set of things.
  • For long and thin objects, for example, skis, ironing boards, provide narrow and high compartments in which they can be placed upright.
  • Built-in ironing boards are also popular, one side of which is bolted on hinges, and a folding stand is fixed on the other. It is enough for the hostess to lower the structure, and you can safely iron the laundry.
  • Drawers are convenient due to their small height, and a pull-out mechanism that allows you to immediately, at a glance, view all their contents. They are irreplaceable in the presence of a large number of small things and objects – socks, hats, gloves, accessories, underwear, stockings. They also store accessories for needlework, tools, small appliances, spare parts. Usually their height is 20-25 cm. but there are narrower or taller specimens, from 5-12 to 40 cm. Another plus is that the drawers protect the things contained in them from dust.
  • A modern fashion trend is drawers with transparent plastic instead of an external facade. They allow you to immediately see what exactly is stored in them.
  • If you have to save space, standard handles of sliding systems “eat” from 2 to 5 cm of cabinet depth. It’s too wasteful. It is worth giving preference to products with convenient recesses on the facades.
  • Another original solution is rotary and retractable sections. If the cabinet is deep enough, this idea allows you to fully use all its features. They are pushed out either by pressing on the panel, or by pulling the section towards themselves.
  • If family members have particularly valuable, fragile things, they should be placed separately, behind additional doors made of glass or the same chipboard. So they will be protected from accidental damage, dust, puffs.
  • Shoes are best stored on special inclined shelves made of metal lattices – shoe racks. So it breathes better, dries faster, does not spoil. They are usually located at the bottom, near the floor. The standard length is up to a meter. In addition, vertical retractable structures are offered with the minimum required width so that one shoe can be placed.
  • Boots with high tops are stored in a suspended state – so they keep a presentable appearance longer.

If a woman collects designer bags, then open wardrobe shelves are the best place for a small exhibition. They can be illuminated by spotlights.

Zoning of storage systems in a built-in wardrobe

Regardless of the configurations, each cabinet can be visually divided into conditional zones horizontally.

There are usually three types of zoning areas:

  • The lower zone, which includes compartments located below the viewing level. As a rule, shoes, bed linen (if the wardrobe is in the bedroom or children’s room), suitcases, bags, sports equipment are placed there for storage. In these sections you can also store heavy items that cannot be placed on the upper shelves. Therefore, it is irrational to make standard shelves in such compartments. The best option would be to make drawers or baskets there.
  • The middle zone, which includes the main part of each wardrobe. Everything that is located at the viewing level, all shelves that can be easily reached, falls into this zone. It is in this section that rods for hangers, storage shelves and hanging type organizers are placed. All storage systems that will be continuously operated. They must be accessible or well lit.
  • The upper zone, which is located at the top, is most often reserved for a shelf-mezzanine. It is usually more difficult to get to it than to the middle zone. Usually these sections are used to store out-of-season kits, hats and other things that are rarely used.

Therefore, at the time of planning the filling of the built-in wardrobe, it is important to take into account zoning. In accordance with the zones, it is worth choosing the filling of the sections.

Filling of the corner built-in wardrobe

This type is usually L-shaped, triangular or trapezoidal. Such storage systems make it possible to efficiently use the internal space, which is especially important for small rooms.

The organization of storage systems for such a zone will ensure the most efficient use of space:

  • a special triangular shelf should be placed vertically along the corner zone. With its help, you can organize the storage of sets of underwear, belts, scarves and other things;
  • leave space for vertical placement of objects: umbrellas, skis and other things. This option is suitable for a wardrobe in the corridor;
  • fasten the rod for storing small items on hangers.

The number of shelves, drawers, rods and other elements for organizing storage depends on the size of the product design and the number of doors.

Additional possibilities of filling the built-in wardrobe

The internal filling of the wardrobe directly depends on the amount of clothes that the owners have.

Additional devices will help to organize the space correctly, among which there are:

  • The trouser holder, this element, is a kind of retractable section. They can be equipped with an upper, side or swivel mount. Trousers are usually stored on special rails folded or full length. There may be an additional tie holder in the trouser holder.
  • The accessories section in the closet is used for the neat placement of belts, watches, glasses and other small items in sliding sections of a special design. The boxes, which are 10-12 cm high, are divided into cells with dimensions of 10 * 10 cm.
  • The retractable shoe rack is a special shelf for storage and space saving. This section is located at an angle, it can also be a mesh basket.
  • Shoe shelves are usually located in the lower part of the closet. They are often supplemented with special elements that provide storage comfort. For example, it can be pads to preserve the shape of shoes or hangers with hooks.
  • It is necessary not to forget to leave room for high boots. It will take about 0.5 m to store them. For the rest of the shoes, a height of about 20 cm will be required. Pairs in boxes can be placed on shelves in the upper section of the cabinet.
  • If the wardrobe is spacious, then you can leave room not only for clothes and shoes. It can store household items that are very bulky and not suitable for storage in the room. A good solution would be to provide a place to store ironing boards, a vacuum cleaner and so on.

Separately, I would like to note the problem of lighting, which many forget about. It is better to place special lamps inside the cabinet or fix them along the facade. Inset lighting or overhead products will be especially practical.

This solution will avoid problems when searching for things. The backlight is mounted in the upper part or along the perimeter. In addition, LED lights can be installed in boxes, providing them with motion sensors.

Ideas for filling built-in wardrobes in different rooms

Wardrobes are used in different rooms, where they perform various functions. Therefore, experts recommend paying attention to the following recommendations.


In the bedroom, the owners usually store clothes, bed linen, towels, blankets and pillows. When planning the organization of space in the closet, you will need to provide this functionality.

Additional space will be required for especially oversized items (duvet, pillows, etc.). In addition, it would be nice to provide a place to store clothing care equipment (irons, ironing boards, etc.).

Children’s room

The wardrobe in the nursery, as a rule, is chosen with the expectation of its use in the future. If the child is small and he has few things, then it is rational to store bed linen, towels and other accessories in the closet for this period.

At the time of planning the organization of filling a wardrobe for a children’s room, it is worth considering whether a small child needs access to things. If the baby is not old enough, it is better not to put dangerous things in the lower section. After all, there is a great risk that he will be able to open the cabinet doors.


As a rule, outerwear is placed in the hallway. Therefore, it is necessary to ensure sufficient depth of the case.

If it is necessary to organize the storage of suitcases, bags, sports equipment and other things in the closet, then it is better to replace small shallow shelves with spacious sections.

It is also better to provide a place to place shoes. These can be drawers, shelves or special shoe racks. Also nearby it is worth organizing a place to store shoe care products.

How to fill the built-in wardrobe correctly so that everything fits

For proper planning of the interior filling of the wardrobe, it is recommended to take into account the following recommendations:

  • The first step is to correlate desires with possibilities, namely the dimensions of the structure with the dimensions of the room where the cabinet is planned to be installed. It is necessary to determine the place where the built-in wardrobe will be located, with its shape and number of doors.
  • Next, you will need to do an audit of the things that will be stored in the closet. After that, you need to make a detailed list: with the number of shoes, things, underwear and other things. A similar list will need to be created for accessories, bags, etc. In these lists, you should make a division of things by season. This will allow you to find out the approximate number of hangers that will be required and the space that will be required for storing out-of-season things.
  • In addition, it is necessary to calculate what exactly will be stored in stacks on the shelves. Separate zones are needed for these things. Underwear is best stored in special drawers. A similar solution should be chosen for things made of delicate fabrics. Belts, watches and jewelry should also be placed in a special drawer with dividers.
  • Shoe storage should be thought out separately. It is most comfortable to place it in plain sight, a special shoe box is also suitable.
  • After making the lists, you can start planning directly. To do this, you need to draw a construction. When planning sections, it is important to take into account the norms of ergonomics and, of course, your own preferences. Each element in the middle section should be easy to reach with your hand, without excessive effort.
  • If the cabinet is supposed to be divided into male and female parts, it is better to mark a clear border. This will avoid a mess and confusion. It is better if each of the halves has its own section with a rod for hangers.
  • For a wardrobe in the hallway, it is necessary to provide high sections where you can store household appliances, various inventory, and so on.

Planning the internal filling of the wardrobe is the most important stage that determines the functionality and convenience of subsequent operation. The organization of the space is influenced by design and size.

When planning the interior space, it is important to take into account the place of installation and standard filling: shelves, drawers, various baskets, mezzanines.

The thoughtfulness of filling the wardrobe will significantly save the space of the room, as well as store all the necessary things, shoes, household appliances. In addition, it will provide functionality and comfort during its subsequent operation.

How to keep order in the closet

A lot of very diverse things can very quickly turn a wardrobe into an abode of chaos. To prevent this from happening, it is worth taking the advice of experts.

  • Use boxes, nets, baskets and plastic boxes to arrange things neatly.
  • Suspended organizers are a very convenient storage system that does not require large sums of investment. They can be hung on rods, attached to swing doors. In addition, there are organizers in the form of miniature dressers, boxes, baskets.
  • Suitable accessories can be found for storing ties, belts, neckerchiefs and scarves, buttons and threads, and other small items.

Mirror for the built-in wardrobe

  • One of the simplest and most popular options is the mirror surface of the doors. It can be one central or two side sections, or a solid mirror surface over the entire area. A huge plus of such a solution is the visual expansion of a small space. Reflective surfaces create more light, which is very important for small apartments.
  • You can place a mirror on the inside of one of the swing doors. And if you duplicate the mirror on the second door, it will allow you to see yourself both from the front and from behind.
  • An interesting modern option is a retractable mirror on a bracket that can be rotated as you like.

The base of the built-in wardrobe

If the floor surface is uneven, this disadvantage will become very noticeable when installing the structure. The guides will have to be aligned, which will leave ugly cracks. Installing a plinth will help hide this flaw.

Lighting of the built-in wardrobe

For greater comfort, the cabinet compartments can be equipped with spotlights, LED strips and other suitable lighting devices.

Open shelves and glazed niches with such illumination look wonderful. And good lighting inside allows you to quickly and easily find the right thing.

The mezzanine of the built-in wardrobe

Since it is difficult to reach the topmost section without a stepladder or stool, there is no point in storing everyday things there. You can store winter clothes or equipment for summer hikes there.

Additional features of the built-in wardrobe

At the request of the customer, the cabinet can be equipped with:

  • lockable safe;
  • wine bar;
  • miniature refrigerator for cosmetics;
  • special shelves and holders for collections;
  • pull-out table.

In the manufacture of custom-made structural elements, the possibilities are limited only by imagination and finances.

How to make the design of a built-in wardrobe cheaper

  • When using sliding doors, you can replace expensive aluminum with steel. The service life will be reduced to 5-7 years, but there will be significant savings in money.
  • The cost increases in proportion to the number of doors. If you replace 3-4 narrow doors with 2 wide ones, it will be cheaper.
  • It is possible to provide one side of the cabinet with doors, and the second, with drawers and shelves, to leave open.
  • Swing doors are cheaper than sliding ones.
  • Expensive chipboard facade panels can be replaced with thin white ones.
  • The invisible eccentrics that attach the shelves to the sidewalls are easily replaced by the simplest and cheapest corners. And ball-bearing drawer guides are more profitable than roller ones.

Carefully thought out, made specifically for the needs of the family, the built–in wardrobe is an excellent alternative to ready-made cabinet designs.

Tips for choosing a built-in wardrobe

The easiest way is to make a built-in wardrobe to order, because you need to take into account the features of the layout of the room, the size of the shelves and doors.

Also pay attention to:

  • Interior style. Look at design solutions on the Internet and choose the ones that you liked the most.
  • Internal filling. It is desirable that there is free space in the closet. Do not forget about the organizers for cabinets, which help to save space.
  • Walls. They must withstand the weight of the shelves and the sliding structure. Do not install the wardrobe on walls finished with drywall.
  • Sliding mechanism. It is best to choose steel profiles: they are more reliable and durable than analogues made of aluminum and wood.
  • Material of manufacture. Keep in mind that, for example, a moisture–resistant material is needed for the bathroom, and for the nursery – safe and as environmentally friendly as possible.

A built–in wardrobe is an excellent choice if you want an inexpensive and spacious wardrobe. The design features allow not only to save space in the room, but also to diversify the interior thanks to various original designs.

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