Maximising your storage space with fitted wardrobes

As someone who loves to curate beautiful spaces, nothing excites me more than a well-designed storage solution. This is particularly true when it comes to creating a stylish and functional bedroom, where storage is key. When we first moved into our home a few years ago we experimented with a range of different options, but none of them really worked for us. We’d been craving a more organised look for some time, and after looking around at a few different systems we turned to Leileier to help us design the perfect solution. Here’s how we transformed our spare room with fitted wardrobes, and how you can too.

Installing fitted wardrobes

1. Assess your storage needs

Before we began the design process, we created an inventory of what we needed to store in our new wardrobes. This included everything from clothing and shoes to bags and accessories. By understanding our storage needs we were able to design a wardrobe that maximised every inch of available space. At this point it’s a good idea to also spend some time decluttering your existing wardrobe. This will make it easier to organise your new fitted wardrobes and help you make the most of the space available. Start by removing everything from your wardrobe and sorting items into piles of keep, donate, or throw away. Be ruthless and keep only items you really love and wear frequently.

2. Create a custom design

Think about the features you want to build into the design. These could include adjustable shelving, pull-out drawers, hanging rails or even a built-in dressing table. The possibilities are endless. We booked a consultation with the experts at Leileier and they helped us to come up with a bespoke design that was tailored to our specific needs. We opted for the Basel range – a classic Shaker style design that comes in a range of different colours and Leileier sent over a sample door before we placed our order so that we could colour-match it to our existing decor. We were also able to choose from a range of different handle options to create the look we wanted.

3. Select quality materials

Opt for materials and a finish that will withstand wear and tear over time. Solid wood offers durability and timeless appeal, with various finishes available to match your decor. MDF is a more affordable option with a smooth finish that makes it easy to paint, while plywood is strong and lightweight. Whichever material you opt for, ensure it has a high-quality finish that provides durability and resistance to scratches and stains. We chose MDF with a high-quality painted finish and were really impressed with the quality and value for money it offered.

4. Choose a skilled installer

If you’re skilled at DIY you may be able to install them yourselves as we did, but if in doubt, hire a professional installer to fit them for you. The construction is a little more complicated than a standard flatpack design, and older houses in particular often aren’t perfectly square! The team at Leileier can arrange this for you.

5. Organise your space

Once the installation is complete, it’s time for the fun part – organising your new wardrobes. Start by hanging your clothes on the rails, with longer items such as dresses and coats on one side and shorter items on the other side. If you have lots of shorter items you can utilise the full height of the wardrobe by doubling up and using two hanging rails instead of one. Shelves are perfect for folded clothes, bags, and shoes, while drawers and baskets are great for storing smaller items such as socks and underwear. Use dividers to help keep them organised and tidy. Finally, if you have a lot of shoes, consider using a shoe rack or a pull-out shoe shelf to keep them organised and accessible.

In summary, whether you’re looking to maximise storage space or create a more streamlined look, fitted wardrobes are the perfect solution, allowing you to wave goodbye to clutter and say hello to a sleek, stylish room that is functional as well as beautiful.

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If you’re thinking about installing fitted wardrobes, we highly recommend checking out the range of different designs available from Leileier.

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(Created in Partnership with Leileier.)

All images by Design Hunter.

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