Does the layout of your master bedroom struggle to incorporate a walk in closet? Maybe you should try a wall to wall built in wardrobe instead.
We recently finished an immaculate wall to wall closet in Midtown Toronto that showcases how beautiful design can get you an amazing closet without making it a walk in closet.
In this article we will walk through the nuts and bolts on how you can design your own wall to wall wardrobe.
The Best Alternative To A Walk In Closet
When we started the project, we knew we wanted to include all the same features you would get with a traditional walk in closet.
We decided on a built-in wall to wall closet layout. Here’s a rough estimate on building costs and materials for the project:
- frameless construction [240 inches wide, 102 inches tall & 25 inches deep]
- mdf lacquer slab doors [22 inch by 96 inch]
- flat slab doors on concealed hinges with soft close
- Canadian maple or plywood equivalent for interior boxes
- 9 interior pullouts on soft-close
- 10 shelves
- closet rods & handles
Total Price: $ 16,500 + HST
How do you modernize a closet?
One way you can modernize a closet is by making the exterior colour the same colour as the wall paint.
The trim [baseboards, casings] looks best if it is also the same colour, which is what we did here. These two design elements add incredible depth to your room, and simplify the look of it at the same time.
The hard rock maple is irreplaceable when you’re designing warm interiors.
Is symmetry important?
Symmetry is extremely important in closet design. It helps add balance and familiarity to a design. Ultimately it makes using the closet more user-friendly.
This design divides the 20 foot length of cabinets into 5 equal 4 foot sections. The five doors are all equal at 22 inches in width.
At maximum height they are almost 8 ½ feet tall [making the ceilings appear higher than they already are].
The design plan also accounts for another 1.5 inches of remaining space with equal fillers on both sides and on the top of the unit.
Designing a closet’s interior layout
Closet interiors are included and personalized depending on a person’s wardrobe and preference.
This master closet interiors include long hang and short hang sections. These are the different sections we included to the final build.
- shallow drawers at 4 inch for jewelry and belts
- deeper soft close drawers 6.5 inch for t shirts, underwear and socks.
- the deepest soft close drawers are at 10 inch for sweaters
- shoe rack with 7 inch, 9 inch and 15 inch spacing
- Richelieu pant racks for storing a pant collection
And we have to mention the pre wire for audio visual equipment [top right cubby]. This discreet trick keeps the TV components out of site.
For a “flush look” we added built in pulls. The whole built in closet design is seamless and blends in perfectly with this room, and it will for your room too.
So, depending on the layout of your master bedroom space you may want to consider the built in millwork option over a walk in closet.