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Large closet: when and why choose a large closet?

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A large closet is an indispensable piece of furniture for those who need to organise and store a wide range of items: not only clothing, but also accessories and household linen.

These wardrobes are specially designed to offer their owners an efficient and versatile storage solution without sacrificing style. Among other things, a cabinet of this type is a winning choice in a variety of contexts, as it can meet various furnishing needs and integrate into numerous rooms in the home.

What are the distinguishing features of a large closet?

If you are thinking of adding a large closet to your home, you must take into account the fact that there are so many options available. The first choice to make is the type of wardrobe you want: you can choose between fixed solutions, which are perfect if you are looking for a stable and solid structure, and modular solutions, which are ideal if you need to customise the interior layout according to your specific needs.

To understand which type of large closet meets your needs, you need to consider the type of room in which it will be placed. Generally, a large closet finds its place in a bedroom or a custom-made walk-in wardrobe , but it can also be a great idea to make a large hallway functional.

In addition to its generous dimensions, a large closet also catches the eye for its internal organisation. In fact, thanks to the large surface area available, various types of spaces can be designed, each dedicated to the storage of specific items of clothing or accessories.

If the spaces for hanging garments are fundamental for keeping clothes, jackets and coats tidy, the shelves are excellent for storing and facilitating the search for sweaters, sweatshirts, sheets or towels. On the other hand, drawers are the ideal space in which to store underwear and smaller accessories, while pull-out trays are perfect for shoes, bags, jewellery and everyday items.

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What type of structure to choose for a large closet?

In many cases, the large closet is the most imposing piece of furniture in the home. For this reason, it is important to be able to choose a structure that guarantees optimum functionality and, at the same time, an aesthetic that is consistent with the overall design of the space.

Depending on the size and type of space to be furnished, you can opt for a wardrobe with a linear, corner, full-height, bridge or equipped side to be used as a bookcase, TV stand or shelves.

Once you have identified the type of structure, you can move on to deciding on the type of door to use. You can opt for hinged models, which have a traditional look and are ideal if you want to be able to see the entire contents of the wardrobe. Or you can opt for sliding door wardrobes, which are great if the wardrobe space is shallow. Then there is a third option to consider: wardrobes without doors, which are perfect for both walk-in wardrobes and rooms furnished in a modern, minimalist style.

It is just as important to consider the covering to be used for the doors. This decision is very important, as it directly influences the appearance of the cabinet and also affects the overall look of the room.

The main options include smooth, mirrored or machined doors. The former give the furniture a clean, understated look and are perfect in a contemporary and elegant environment, while machined doors can be a good solution for adding a decorative and customised touch. Finally, mirrored doors are a good idea if you need to give the illusion that the space is larger and brighter.

What considerations to make when choosing a large closet?

Large closet

When choosing a large closet, it is important to take into account the practical and aesthetic needs that the cabinet must fulfil. For example, if you want to maximise storage space, it is preferable to opt for a cupboard that is high to the ceiling, while if the main objective is to have a piece of furniture with minimal aesthetic impact, a cupboard with smooth sliding doors might be more suitable.

This is not the end of the story. Another equally fundamental aspect to consider is the material from which the cupboard is made. In addition to defining the aesthetics of the cabinet, the material also influences its durability and the user experience.

Wardrobes are generally made to measure  and in wood (solid, chipboard or laminate, depending on the desired quality). In modern, designer models, there may also be additions of elements made of different materials, such as metal or glass.

It goes without saying that finding the right combination of materials helps you get the most out of your large closet, which will thus not only be functional, but also durable and aesthetically pleasing.

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