Reach-in Wardrobe Design Guide
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Whether you are adding a wardrobe as part of a renovation or including one in your new home,  it’s important to ensure that your wardrobe will provide for your unique storage needs.
A custom-built wardrobe will provide a separate space for the storage of clothing so you won’t need furniture such as drawers in your bedroom. It will make your clothes easily accessible and help you maintain and care for your garments.

Boston is a NZ owned family company with more than 30 years experience designing and installing wardrobes, giving you peace of mind that your project will be completed to the highest standard. We are proud of producing quality, durable products that improve your life and add value to your home.

This guide has been created to give you the information you need when planning your storage solutions for a renovation or new home.
How big does the wardrobe need to be?
We can’t answer exactly how big your wardrobes will need to be until we know more about your clothing needs. However, the below will give you an outline of our general recommendations.
Preparation
Boston wardrobe organisers do not have backs on them so your walk-in will need the walls lined and finished just like every other room in your house. Talk to your wardrobe designer about what preparation is required. This may include discussing your lighting and power point locations, or building a Creation.
Access
Smart storage means maximizing the usable space available. You should consider which door system will best suit the storage cupboard before having your wardrobe organiser designed.
Wardrobe Organisers
Boston organisers are constructed locally with New Zealand made melamine panels. With an extremely durable surface, the panels are composed of sustainably sourced, New Zealand MDF substrate, laminated with quality melamine sheets available in a huge variety of finishes and colours. You can check out the ranges here, here and here.

We have a number of storage systems available and it’s best to take the time to look at and consider each of them in our Showroom. All systems include common features as described below.
Hanging
Shelving
Shelving is important as some garments, such as woolen jumpers, are best kept on an open shelf. We recommend a shelving depth of 400mm.
Drawers
Drawers serve several purposes in a wardrobe. You need them for storing under-garments, socks, t-shirts, sports gear and nightwear. It’s not uncommon to also desire a nick-nacks drawer or jewelery drawer.

Drawers can be customised with soft close runners and are offered in different depths.
Shoes
There are many different options available for the storage of shoes. When considering which solution will be best for you, keep in mind that woman’s dress shoes typically require a shelf width of 180-200mm per pair and men’s dress shoes typically require a shelf width of 230-250mm per pair.Standard depth for shoe shelves is typically 300mm.
Boston Wardrobes offers the largest range of wardrobe systems in  New Zealand.
Our showroom has many reach-in and walk-in wardrobes on display, showcasing all of our organiser and door ranges, as well as accessories.

Depending on your requirements, building stage and budget, our sales consultants can direct you to the system that will best suit your project.

Get in touch to make an appointment at our Showroom today.
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