When my house was just drawing on the paper, I had so many ideas. I was living with my parents in small apartment, had really small bedroom. My bedroom was only 7.6 square meters but awful deployed. It was 3,8 meters long and 1,9 meters wide. As I lived in so small place and constantly looking for more storage space, I was designed my house much bigger than my needs. After several modifications in design, I reduced size of the house. Well, now I live in the new house and I can say that this reduced size is also too big for my needs. But, the house is now built and I must deal with it. As I earlier mentioned, I had constantly struggle with storage space so the most important thing in my new house design was walk in closet. I had many ideas for walk in closet, but I choose open closet walk in.
I love Ikea furniture. I choose PAX wardrobe closets. It has 10-year warranty and I can stack them any way I want. Ikea has the best thing ever it calls PAX planner. I used it to plan my walk in closet. It’s so easy to use and the best of all, at the end you get list of products and total price. How nice is that?
In the beginning open walk in closet was great idea. I had all my clothes and bags displayed and sorted in categories. It looked like a dream. After few months, my dream was crushed. Dust get all over my clothes and bags and everything what was displayed. I get my mop and clean all the dust from shelves, but I have to wash some clothes because dust won’t go away. And I find myself again in dream. After one month, I noticed dust again, moped it again, month after – noticed it again. In the other rooms I have classic wardrobe with door and I didn’t dust it at all, there were no dust and clothes smells great. Well, I don’t want to spend that much of my time dusting walk in closet. I realize that I have to put doors on my wardrobe.
I also had so many ideas for closet doors. Should I put glass doors or high gloss doors or matte door or decorated. Now I had some experience and I wanted to make my life easier. Glass doors I have to clean it often and I have 12 pieces – no way. Then I think about decorated doors, but I also have to clean all decorations and dust can get stuck in to the angles and I have to clean it with toothbrush – also no way that I would do that, I want to make my life easier, not harder. Now my choice is high gloss or matte door. Well high gloss is little harder for maintenance but looks prettier than matte door and matte door is easier for maintenance but doesn’t have that luxury effect like glass doors.
I decided to choose high gloss doors. Knowing that I will have to clean it more often than matte doors but I won’t spend so much time cleaning it as I have to clean all my closets as well as clothes.
To sum up, I love walk in closet for me it’s good idea. Everything is so perfectly organized, it’s transparent and displayed. But I would definitely recommend putting doors on the closet. You can choose variety of doors, if you want to have “open shelves”, choose glass doors so you can still have this feeling of openness but you will protect your clothes from dust.