DIY Walk-In Loft Wardrobe

DIY Walk-In Loft Wardrobe

Your loft is your little home, and you have a vision of how you wish to organize your nice little place in order to live comfortably. Although lofts are a little tricky to find adequate furniture for, with just a bit of imagination, good will and virtue you will be able to make a perfect walk-in loft wardrobe. 

The main thing is to make a walk-in wardrobe that will allow you to maximize its usefulness. So, you’ll need to find the best idea that will fit right into your loft space and provide you with an opulent storage space where you can easily store all your clothes, shoes and accessories.

Decide on where to build your walk-in wardrobe

The first step is to decide where you wish your walk-in wardrobe to be. In order to do this, you’ll need to observe your loft thoroughly and decide where is the best place to position your wardrobe. Even though such a piece of furniture will occupy a lot of space, keep in mind that you easily place it in an area of your loft which would not be very suitable for some other purposes. 

Once you’ve decided where to position your wardrobe, check the insulation. There is a super simple and very functional solution in the form of reach barrier insulation that will keep the indoors of your walk-in closet at optimal temperatures, preventing anything bad from happening to your belongings.

In the end, you also need to ensure that no other piece of furniture is blocking your wardrobe, so that you can access it without any issues. 

Take measures and make a plan

As the best thing to do is to make a wall-to-wall and top-to-bottom walk-in wardrobe, you have to take precise measures and make a very good plan.

Organize your space to the smallest of details considering the length, width and height of your future wardrobe. Write down all the measurements and make a drawing of your idea, to ensure that you are completely satisfied with your design. 

Remember to also account for all the drawers, shelves, cabinets and compartments you will need to install, so that you don’t waste a single inch of the available space.

Organize your compartments

Good organization is the key to comfortable living. So, when organizing your walk-in wardrobe, make sure you include plenty of compartments that will house all of your belongings.

Nowadays, you can easily find plenty of options when it comes to different organizers, storage bins and dividers, so you’ll most definitely be spoilt for choice. 

Finally, also remember to install good lighting in your wardrobe, so that you can easily find anything you may be searching for.

Make your walk-in wardrobe an open space

If you wish, you can also make your walk-in closet an open space and choose not to put any doors on different compartments. That way all of your belongings will be within easy reach and everything will be visible, so you won’t have to spend much time searching for things.

This will make your loft appear bigger but if you still wish to include doors, consider mounting mirrors on them to achieve the same look and vibe. 

Make it different

Wardrobes are usually situated in bedrooms, but this is not an unbreakable rule. Remember that this is your space we’re talking about so you can choose to organize it however you please.

What you can do is take things a step further and build a walk-in closet in your living room area, for instance, and opt for intricate-design fronts. That way you can basically turn it into a statement piece of furniture that also serves a very important purpose. 

Maximize the use of your slanted ceiling

If your loft has a slanted ceiling this can often feel like wasted space you can’t really make much use of. But the good news is that you actually can!

For instance, you can put diagonal hanging rails on your ceiling and use them for hanging your clothes. Since your goal is to make smart use of every inch of space you have at your disposal, don’t be afraid to get a bit creative with your design.  

Scott Hamlin
Scott is the editor-in-chief of Spice Market New York. He is also an author and publisher of his own craft.