1. Find a suitable location
Separate rooms for dressing is only in new buildings, and their area is poor. About old apartments to speak and did not have to. So the first step - to find a free or under-utilized space.
Most often it is a niche in the wall or closet. In this case it will be enough to equip the inside of the storage system and close the door aperture or at least a shutter.
If these places in the apartment is not present or their area is too small, will have to "bite" of the living room. There are several options:
- place along one of the blank walls - space delimit a screen or curtain;
- angle at the junction of two walls - separated dressing plasterboard partition;
- space behind the bed - the headboard is built from the same falshstena GCR.
Ideally, the entrance to the dressing room should be out of the bedroom. If the living space is very modest, storage space can be fitted in the hallway, corridor or even on balconies, provided that it is combined with the room and heated.
2. Prepare the space
The next step is cleaning and preparation of surfaces for further work. Completely free space selected: Remove things, remove the shelves, hangers and hooks.
If the walls are in poor condition, clean them of old plaster and wallpaper, and then align. The old floor is also clear and tidy base. With topcoat until a hurry, it is needed later.
3. Decide on the shape
For the rational use of the available space is important to select the correct configuration. Depending on the number and location of storage areas, there are several types of dressing rooms.
Which one is a better experience, will depend on the available space. At the same time more important parameter is the width of the room, the length can be arbitrary.
The most modest option. The shelves are arranged on one of the side walls. Should at least 1.35 m width: 60 cm for the storage zone 70 cm doorway and 10 cm for the door jamb. If it is undercut, it is possible to fit and 1.2 m.
A particular case of a one-sided configuration - L-shaped dressing. When a sufficient length to easily extend the shelf by adding more front of the door.
To install shelving along both side walls need at least 1.5 m. In this case, take 60 cm primary storage area, 30 cm - supporting shelves with shallow and still remain to 60 cm pass. With a width of 1.75 m it is already possible to fit two full shelf depth of 60 cm with a minimum passage 55 cm therebetween.
If there are 2 m wide, then in addition to the two side areas storing at 60cm added one more - central, 80 cm. For easy access to the clothes in the corners there is mounting rod for hangers and have them with an overlap on the right to the left, so that you can move nearer things aside and get to the hidden.
If you are lucky and width dressing - 2.4 m or more, the racks can be placed around the perimeter of the walls, including the one in which the doorway.
4. Make filling sketch
Once decided on the location and configuration of the dressing room, it's time to plan what will be its content. No one except you will not be able to determine the best long as necessary shelves for clothes, rods for clothing and boxes for small items. And in what proportion should distribute the available space.
the storage area is more convenient to organize in three tiers. Below - a compartment for shoes and bed linen in the middle - compartment for clothes on hangers and frequently used items on top - shelf for luggage, pillows and seasonal outfits.
In width they can be arranged as you like, based on the amount of clothing. The main thing - to observe the size of compartments to put everything you need in them. The optimum depth of the storage area - 60 cm, with the exception of only a shelf for shoes that are best done by 40 cm. But the height depending on the article of clothing may be different.
- Shoes: 15-25 cm and 40-50 cm low - to high.
- Folded shirts and sweaters: 30-40 cm.
- Boxes for clothes: 15-20 cm.
- Shirts and blouses on hangers: 110-120 cm.
- Trousers: on a hanger - 140-150 cm, folded in half - 70 cm.
- Coat, dress length: 120-150 cm.
- Bags, blankets, pillows: 45-60 cm.
Usually in the dressing room do not store anything other than clothing, but if space allows, there can be placed a vacuum cleaner, an ironing board or a boiler. This will be especially true if you have turned the former into the closet pantry. In small apartments, some owners even manage to hide in the dressing room or freezer refrigerator.
If planning is sure to calculate the required size to fit all.
5. Pick up the storage system
Shelves, holders and other stuffing dressing may have a different design. In fact, there are three varieties: the cabinet, and modular tubular. Each has its own peculiarities.
In this system, shelves, side racks, boxes and everything except bars for hangers, made of laminated chipboard. Parts are interconnected SCREW and can both be hung on the wall, and just standing on the floor. Durable, reliable, fairly budget. Actually collect yourself, if you calculate the size and order in the shop cut service.
More modern and expensive option. It is created from the individual modules, which are hung to a wall rail with hooks. Wire shelves and baskets, if desired, can be rearranged at any time, arranging the changed needs. The design is very easy going, amenable to scaling and has an attractive, "air" look.
The simplest and the budgetary system of all. Furniture constructed from thin-walled tubes that can be fastened to the walls, ceiling and floor and interconnected via special hardware. Shelves made of plywood or chipboard. The system is easy to assemble on their own with minimal set of tools.
6. Fit the lighting and sockets
Even in the smallest wardrobe can not do without light source. Ideally, there should be even two ceiling lights and an option on shelves.
To install the upstairs is better to choose the built-point lighting, so as not to steal the height of the room and not hurt your hands when changing chandelier. For shelves it is most convenient to use the LED strip. Optionally lamp set with a sensor that will be included on the movement or opening of doors.
Most likely, it will take and power socket. At least for the router, or as needed, if you plan on placing other devices and equipment.
7. Think about ventilation
The windowless room with a large accumulation of air will stagnate clothes and things may appear a musty smell. To avoid this, be sure to equip a dressing room ventilation.
The easiest way - to set the louvered doors through which will take place breathability. The more complicated and the right - the exhaust fan assembly, which connects to the central ventilation system. It is run by a timer or with the inclusion of lighting. Air flow through the same door or shutters in the grille at the bottom of it.
If you can not do neither one nor the other, just leave the door even slightly ajar for air.
8. Lift partitions
If the dressing is not equipped in the designated smoking room and in the living room, for the division of space is necessary to create partitions that serve as walls.
The easiest way to run them out of the GCR. For this metal frame is going to frame which is then sheathed with sheets of drywall. If you plan to mount the storage system to the wall, it should be at a stage of mounting frame to strengthen mortgage of timber in the right places.
After assembly, the walls aligned thin layer of filler, and then stained or wallpaper glue. Design, tend to choose a single color in bright colors that things were clearly distinguishable against the background of the walls.
9. Make the ceiling
Basically, the room can not be seen even wall closet, not the ceiling. Therefore, if you are satisfied, you can leave it as is or just paint. If we do all of the mind, it is necessary to arrange the suspension plasterboard.
In addition to the more aesthetic appearance, it will install the compact spotlights and hide unsightly vents.
10. Laying a floor covering
Floor dressing may be the same as in the room or the other. As suitable coating laminate, linoleum, tile, There are other options. laying process for each material we discussed in separate articles, there are all the details and nuances.
11. Mount the storage system
When the ceiling, walls and floor are ready, you can proceed to the formation of shelves, racks and other wardrobe filling. Purchased earlier and the cut parts need to be expanded in the next room, and then gradually gather already in place according to the instructions or pre-created drawing.
12. Install door
By and large, one can dispense with the door to the dressing room, but it is better to close the aperture - it will be more aesthetic and will protect items from dust.
The simplest option - it is a curtain of thick fabric or a screen. A more sophisticated and correct - installation interior door. It should be the same as in other areas, so as not to stand out from the overall design. The exception is perhaps that special louvered doors for wardrobes.
The web may be opened both inward and outward. The one-way walk-in closet with one free wall is more convenient to be inside, all the rest - to the outside. But if the dressing room out into the narrow corridor, it is better to sacrifice convenience for security, and to make opening inside.
Other options are a popular low-accordion doors from PVC and more expensive, but convenient sliding as in-closet compartment. The last good by the fact that they can make a mirror and used during the fitting.
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