The fit out of our robes is one of the few things that we have decided to do ourselves rather than putting it under the builder’s umbrella. Our original plan was to have the builder install a basic fit out to the minor bedrooms, yoga and study which would include a simple rail and one shelf but we have since rethought this idea and decided to get them fitted out properly. We always planned the house so there would be a lot of flexibilty with rooms and the study and/or yoga room could be used as bedrooms and visa versa. We will now have built in shelving and hanging in all these rooms. All the robes will have sliding doors with a mirror and a white kote door (the yoga will have 2 white kote and a mirror door due to the 2.6 m width.
The robe in bedroom 3 has been a real pain with its awkward shape (1.1 x 1640). We ended up with this size because we needed to locate the airconditioning ducting in this area. We’ve thrown around a few ideas but unfortunately haven’t been able to make better use of space so any ideas are welcome.
I do feel very lucky to have a big walk through robe in our main bedroom and it has allowed us a lot of flexibility. We like to keep things fairly simple and so the biggest thing on our wish list was lots of hanging space. Looking though the drawings again I am thinking of adding a bit more full length hanging space. We also wanted to try and have 2 almost identical areas (his and hers although I fully intend to use more than my fair share lol). The the east and west wall measure 3.7m and the north and south walls 2.2m. There will be sliding doors (2 white glass Kote and 1 mirror) on the eastern wall as this is the one that you see looking through into the en suite. We will leave the other areas open.
We had intended installing the Ikea Pax system in our main bedroom robe and also in our large pantry. My better half is a very handy man and is very familiar with this furniture having installed it in our current pantry and activity room. We were very surprised to find that the quote we got to custom fit the robes and pantry was not much more than doing it ourselves so it was a no brainer for us – a lot less stressful and the fit out will be custom made..
The pantry in our new place is approx 3m x 2.5m and we intend to have adjustable shelving in here.
Hopefully this will be installed before handover so that we can just move straight in!