We are looking at tackling the bedrooms as the next stage of our house renovation project. We’ve been in the house for 5 years and done nothing to them, so whilst they weren’t too bad to start with they are now showing signs of getting a bit tatty. Another problem is that we need ever more storage and our current wardrobes really aren’t up to the task, so we have started to look at fitted wardrobes as a way of getting the space that we need.
The great thing about fitted wardrobes is that they can be made to fit any space, so those awkward corners need not be a problem to you. The other thing I particularly like about them is that fitted wardrobes are one of the best ways of using the full height of the room to maximise the available storage. Another thing I’ve been dreaming about is having walk-in wardrobes, we might manage those in our room as we have a large, full width of the house bedroom, but that might not work so well in my son’s room, where space is a little more limited.
I’m hoping that having better storage will make us all more organised about putting things away and everything will at last have its own proper home within our house. To help us along I think I’d go for a mix of hanging space, shelving, shoe racks and drawer space. I think though that the difficulty lies in getting the right balance because you don’t want to end up with more hanging space than you need say, but be short of drawer space elsewhere. The other tricky thing is to anticipate future needs and this is particularly difficult when you are considering a child’s room. I want my son’s room to last him through the tween years, through teenage and into early adulthood.