His & Hers? No Problem!
Thursday, 3 March 2016 | Sally
His & Hers? No problem!
Not having enough space is frustrating, and having space that doesn't store what you want it to properly is even worse!
Typically when our designers begin a project for a man and a woman, whether they're sharing the closet space or have their own closet, we look at their needs very separately.
There are lots of questions to be answered!
Men typically have more short garments than women, however you should remember that typically men are taller than women and therefore items like shirts and jackets need a little bit more drop space. In the photo above, you can see that shirts have been placed in the section on the right where some shoe racks are situated below. This allows them a bit more space to hang without interruption compared to the section on the left where short hanging space has been double stacked for items such as t-shirts and trousers.
A mix of shelving and drawers take up the remainder of the space to enable the user to store items in the way that they are most comfortable with.
For female wardrobe design, we notice that most women prefer to hang their garments. Whether they have delicate materials to consider, or they just like to be able to see their garments more readily. So here you can see that on the right space has been dedicated to long garments. Shelves have been placed strategically above to make the most of the space, and below room has been left for a laundry basket.
On the left two tier hanging space for short garments has been incorporated.
The remainder of the space is made up of shelving, with space left for bulkier items such as extra cushions, bags, or luggage.