Did you know that the purpose of a wardrobe – beyond providing you with somewhere to store your clothes – is to protect them by preventing crushing and lack of ventilation? With that said, any type of robe will be able to achieve this – so why should a walk-in wardrobe be your first choice? There are a number of reasons why they’re such a popular choice for Australian homes, some of which we have outlined in the list below:
The most obvious reason to consider a walk-in robe is the functionality and practicality they offer. More often than not, you’ll also be able to incorporate a range of luxurious extras – like dressing space and areas to sort laundry. As they offer more floor space, you may even find that you have room for an island where you can fold and iron clothes (plus utilise the space underneath for drawers and shelving).
- Better for Clothing
Did you know that ventilation and airflow can help to prevent mould and mildew developing on your clothes? Even if your built-in wardrobe is brand new, it can lead to these same old issues for the simple fact that closed drawers aren’t helpful for ventilation. This is particularly important in bedrooms that also feature an ensuite, as the extra moisture generated by a wet area can stay trapped inside, damaging your clothes.
- More Affordable
Believe it or not, walk-in wardrobes can actually be cheaper than their standard built-in counterparts. It does sound counterintuitive, but the configuration of your bedroom or home as a whole could actually mean that it’s less expensive to design the robe to suit your space (instead of making something fit). You’re also leaving out the additional cost of doors, which can be surprisingly expensive with all finishes and handles included.
- Save Floor Space
Did you know that a walk-in robe can actually help you to reduce how much floor space is being stolen from your bedroom? This is simply due to the fact that they don’t incorporate outward opening doors. Even if you were to compare them with built-ins that utilise sliding doors, you’ll find that they can still take up less space because they can actually make those irregularly shaped spaces of the room useful instead of wasted.
There can be no denying that walk-in wardrobes simply look nicer – they’re more inviting, more luxurious, and (put simply) more desired. This is what makes them more in demand, particularly when it comes to the master bedroom. Homeowners these days desire to create an entire master suite to make them feel king of the castle (which includes a large bedroom, an ensuite bathroom and a walk-in closet of some kind).
- Pleasant Odours
Many people are surprised to learn that these wardrobes actually help your clothes to smell better. To keep them in optimal condition, many fabrics and leathers require breathing space, which isn’t guaranteed in a closed in space. Besides doing away with the old, stale smell of clothes that haven’t been worn in a while, you’ll also find that your clothes smell fresher and cleaner – who doesn’t love that.
- Adds Value
Whilst we’re sure that you love your home now and don’t have any intentions of moving, the reality is that this sometimes happens (such as upsizing, downsizing, relocating for work or a sea change, or needing to better meet your needs). The great thing about a walk-in is that it will add considerable value to your home when reselling, as it’s a feature that many potential buyers will be looking for (and prepared to pay for).
- Mini Retreat
Besides somewhere to store your clothes, the wardrobe can also become a retreat of sorts where you can get ready in comfort. You could turn it into a turn it into a glamorous dressing room complete with floor length mirrors and somewhere to sit. Or you could turn it into a make-up salon complete with avanity, ambient lighting and ample space to store your various beauty products. The opportunities are endless.
Keep in mind that we have only scraped the surface here – there are so many more reasons that walk-in robes are an incredibly popular choice, but we don’t want to ruin the surprise of discovering them for yourself. For an obligation free quote for your renovation or new build, do not hesitate to contact the team at Spaceworks Design – we have decades of experience in creating functional and attractive storage solutions, including wardrobes of all descriptions.