When we designed the house, we were on a bit of a ‘cheap’ train. We had the builder remove the wardrobes from the floorplan to save us a couple of hundred bucks so we could use that elsewhere. We knew Mr Hammer could easily build in a wardrobe, no hassle. However, these things take time, and a month after moving in, the kids still don’t have a space for their clothes and toys to be hidden away, which means their bedrooms look rather like a clothes-and-toy-shit-storm. In hindsight, we would have been better off having the builder install a basic wardrobe, and then we could have personalised them.
So I have been commanded to draw up a design for the wardrobes so Mr Hammer can get on it. The first step is, of course, google images. See what others have done and pick them apart to find the bits we want. These are our favourite designs.
We are loving the psuedo-desk that’s going on here. While this wardrobe doesn’t have any doors, it still looks pretty enough to display.
A perfectly girly wardrobe, this. Our girl one’s clothes are far too colourful to look so neat and tidy as this, but we are definitely thinking the multiple hanging racks are useful. The top one is probably too high for our uses (letting them choose their own clothes in the morning saves us literal seconds in our morning routine. Don’t sneeze at seconds. They add up).
Another very girly one, but it does show again the usefulness of multiple hanging racks.
The visual cues here are just spot-on for small children, as well as those with ASD. In our experience, visual cues have been far more successful than spoken ones (yell at them all you like, they’ll still follow the pretty pictures). Ha!
These bi-fold doors are a great compromise between Mr Hammer’s preferred hinged cupboard doors and my own preferred sliding doors.
I love the bit of wall art that shows beyond the clothes. Completely unnecessary for a wardrobe that closes, but does add just a bit of pizazz.
This is pretty much perfect for what we want. A matching set of hanging racks for the youngest boy and girl Hammerlings, that can be altered to what is pictured – remove one set of hanging racks and whack in a desktop for when they have their own bedrooms. Mr Hammer is not a fan of the benchtop that runs all the way between because he knows it will be used as a junk-storage spot. And if we’re honest, it totally would be.
The compartmentalised spaces for hanging and folded clothes, books and toys absolutely make it easier to keep everything under control.
And a bonus one, because we love bonuses.
This one is just beautiful in its colour. I don’t think our kids will ever have their own walk-in-robes while living under our roof, but this shows what a burst of bold colour can do, even in such a small space. I personally love the colour choice here.
So this is one of our next projects, taking bits and pieces from some of these images to make our own useful wardrobe space.
What do you wish you had in the kids’ wardrobes to make life easier?