My master bedroom ditched wardrobe, but it's more practical!
It was replaced by a "cupboard" (also called a metal hanger). Compared to closet, it can be described as a crushing existence. Today we will talk about it in detail.
The content of this issue is relatively long and revolves around 5 questions that everyone cares about most. I believe that after reading it, you will have a better understanding of toilet and will be able to decide whether to use it in your home in future!1. What does closet look like?
First, show everyone!
▲My closet just got installed and it looks like door is closed
If closet door is closed, it looks like a closet. But if you open it, it will be completely different...
▲Internal metal hanger
It does not have a cabinet body, but is a pantry framed by walls and ceilings, interior layout is based not on laminate but on metal hangers.
It looks more like a smaller version of a wardrobe.Secondly, why give up your wardrobe?
According to builder's layout, wardrobe in my house is only 1.8 meters, that is, a four-door wardrobe.
▲According to original design of house, closet is only 1.8 meters
I have a lot of clothes, how can this wardrobe last?
So, looking at floor plan of my house, I was in a daze for half an hour, and finally I had an idea!
You can move head of bed away from door and use entire wall opposite bed. This doubles width of my wardrobe to 3.7 meters, a super-large Wardrobe !
▲After modification, width of wardrobe can reach 3.7 meters
Admiring my ingenuity for a while, I called and asked for a personalized version, but other party quoted a price of 40,000. (Lightning)
Ummmm, that's... that's... that's too expensive. (embarrassed)
However, 3.6-meter space for storing clothes is too attractive. If you can't make a wardrobe, you need to find a way to make one. After some comparisons and research, finally, take a look at "cupboard"!Third, what are advantages of closet?
Compared to cabinets, cabinets have so many advantages!
The most attractive is Cheap.
▲There is no door in closet, and central air conditioner is upstairs, only a passage with a door
In my house, ceiling in center space can be used as top of cabinet, and walls on both sides and back can be used as body of cabinet. Only holes are missing. and cabinet doors on both sides. Total price over 10,000 That's it.
In addition to being cheap, a cabinet has following advantages over a cabinet:
①Enough hanging. Since the cabinet is quite long, it is vertical and has no baffle, so you can have a hanging area of up to 3.7 meters.
▲After installed, there is enough space for hanging
This is more than enough to hang your seasonal clothes and you won't have to fold your clothes again.
②Environment Protection. No matter inside or outside, no panels are involved, so there is no environmental protection issue.
▲Internal metal suspension, all accessories can be adjusted
③FlexibleBecause Boaxe is used internally, all baffles, hanging rods and baskets are adjustable, meaning it can be used anytime in future to suit your needs. wardrobe interior layout.
▲Disassembly is very easy
④It can magnify items.There are no dividers or risers inside, so you can store large items, including but not limited to garment steamers, suitcases, and even base cabinets. ceiling mirrors.
▲There is room for a suitcase
⑤Increasing children's interest. This has only recently come to light. My little Guizy loves drilling this corner most. I remember when I was sad as a child, there was always a spirit in him. yard that could hide. This corner will henceforth be Xiao Guizi's spiritual corner.
▲The corner where Xiao Guizi likes to drill
⑥More efficient use of space
Regular cabinets can only be 2.4 meters high, but there are no restrictions on height of cabinet, and there are no problems with a height of 2.8 meters, and no need to add money.
A central air conditioner is placed above my house, and actual net height that I get is a 2.5 meter high storage room, which is a bit more than normal cabinets.Fourth, how is cabinet installed?
To put it simply, it's using wood planks to frame space and then installing folding doors, like in my house.
▲New pass before painting
But it's actually impossible to do it, like my family, there are still different ways:
The first one is ceiling above. The cabinet can be connected directly to ceiling. The carpentry board only needs to make a passage, and place will become more higher.
My house looks way it does now because there is central air conditioning upstairs.
If you want to install a central air conditioner or duct over a cabinet in your home in future, you can make outlet longer, which will make it more atmospheric and beautiful. In addition, put it in a place that is not an air outlet, and also blacken, after covering blinds, effect will be more uniform.
▲The inside of lance is painted black
About minimalist air outlet, I think it's irrelevant, and cost is too high, so I didn't bother anymore.
▲After closing normal air outlet
What's more, it's walls on both sides, not necessarily both sides need to be solid walls, you can refer to my sideboard's carpentry method as shown in picture, one side is a solid wall and a false wall on one side. According to actual situation in your house, you can ask a carpenter to make a false wall.
▲The sideboard has a solid wall on one side and a false wall on other
The closet in my house is size obtained by fitting bathroom wall. There is no need to build a false wall, so I just made a passage that fits size of door.
Speaking of doors, there are actually many options that are also a top budget focus, so it can actually be saved by others. My closet door costs more than 10,000 yuan, and door cost more than 9,000 yuan. There are five options for main door:
First: pull up curtain, this is cheapest way to make a closet, add a rail, make a curtain and you're done.
▲@土生it's a curtain for a poor family
While curtains are well matched and look good this way, from my point of view, I always feel there is a bit of vestigiality that is more suited to rental homes.
Second: Japanese-style Tachikawa Gate is actually a plastic pleated door that looks more advanced than a curtain and price is also a bit expensive. I consulted before, about 700 apiece. a square meter, a door size of my house costs about 5,000 yuan.
▲Mega closet, Tachikawa door
Of course, this is original version, brought from Japan and also made in China.
▲Japanese style Tachikawa door hanger
The advantage of Lichuan door is that size can be customized according to needs, and it can be very large; besides it is a hanging rail and there are no obstacles or dead ends on ground, but downside is that I personally think it is still too thin and lacks texture.
Thirdly, local folding doors with hanging rails. When I was doing this, I actually preferred to find local manufacturers of folding doors with hanging rails. I dared to search for manufacturers only from Beijing and Shanghai on Internet. At same time, quotes vary: someone can make 5000-7000, and someone can make more than 10000. I am in Xi'an and I have searched everywhere, but I cannot find a manufacturer who can make such a folding door with a hanging rail .
▲@elavie folding door with hanging rail
Most of them gave me answer: such a big door, so heavy, hardware won't hold up and needs to be broken down within a few days.
To prevent this from happening, we finally turned our attention to three largest folding door manufacturers in Japan.
Fourth: Japanese-style folding doors are actually hinged rail and rail folding doors made by Lixil, Panasonic and Dajian. They have been proven by Japanese market for many years. Don't worry about quality. In terms of appearance, there are many options, including solid colors, wood colors, and patterns. The only thing is that price is relatively high.
▲Lixila Gate in my house
A door in my house with 20 doors ended up costing over 9,800 yuan.
Fifth: Sliding Door is actually a cheaper and more reliable solution, but since I really don't like bug that makes sliding doors only half open, I gave up.
▲Sliding door at home @ALL_smoothly_
There are probably five main types of doors. The metal hangers inside actually have a wide selection. Expensive because my family needs to use storage boxes, so I bought less and it cost about 3000 yuan.
Honestly, Boaxe is a repeat of Eggert, but to be honest, materials used are not as strong as previous Eggert.
▲@ Netizen Shijin bought a metal hanger for 600 yuan
Of course, in addition to AA column in supermarket, there is also a combination of direct online shopping, which will be more cost-effective, but related after-sales service can also be a bit of a hassle.
In addition to door, walls on both sides, roof, and metal hangers, there's another area inside that is often overlooked - back wall.
First of all, back wall must be a load-bearing solid wall, otherwise metal hangers cannot be installed, and if metal hangers are installed, there may be a risk of falling after a short time.
Secondly, back of wall must be covered with wallpaper or wall coverings, and latex paint must not be used, otherwise clothes will then be hung out and clothes will be covered with dust.
If you can make a light bar for closet, even better.
▲Light stripes in closet
In my house, I strictly follow rules for placement of light strips. I added a light strip above cabinet door. The effect of light is that you see light but not light, which is very atmospheric. It also actually lights up closet at night.Function.
▲Tissue cross section
I've drawn a specific way to set up a light strip on a paper towel, and I can save it for future reference.Five, how are you feeling?
I've only been using it for 5 months at moment and overall it's very good!
Something not as expected:
①The folding and moving door texture is not as good as I imagined. Originally I thought it was: drawer, door lock with silent deadbolt, etc.), but this is not expected, push and pull texture is very simple.
When you think about it again, Japanese small appliances, Japanese wallpapers and home cars are rated as economical and durable, which is reasonable.
②Ignored thickness of rear mounting rod, I bought a drawer storage box with a net depth of 55, only to find out when I got home that metal bracket on back still has 2cm of installation rod depth can only be avoided.
▲Missed mounting bar thickness
③The door opening and closing noise is too loud. It feels like there is no damping. Every time opening and closing force is too strong, door slams and child falls asleep and it is difficult to take clothes Be careful.
There are places that exceed all expectations:
①The flexibility is really unbeatable. At first I wanted to use Boaksai, but later I felt that there were more clothes to save, so I used a drawer storage box, which can be said to match perfectly.
▲Partition, storage box, hanger
After five months of using here, I have made a place to store bags and store socks, and it is really convenient to adjust partitions.
Cut to sentence: Whether it's a wardrobe or closet, pull-out type storage box is an adjustable layout, with large capacity and easy access to store clothes. If he is not equipped with it he will open up a new world.
②Hanging clothes is super cool, from balcony to bedroom, you can hang it directly without stacking.
Subsequently, as you change clothes, empty hangers will be emptied and freed hangers will be placed in an easy-to-access hanger compartment next to washing machine. The whole process is smooth and fluid, and does not involve folding clothes at all.
▲Lots of hanging space
Avoid holes: Changhong glass acrylic hanger storage rack, net image is very beautiful, but actual texture is bad and needs to be pasted.
▲Balcony with hangers and racks
It's really not as good as magnetic hanger storage rack I later added to my house. It is strong enough and can be removed at any time. It is also convenient to clean washing machine.
③The cleanliness of house will really improve,because it is convenient to hang up, and big things can be stuffed, and dirty clothes can be thrown directly into laundry basket in closet. .. waiting for benefits is smoother and more convenient. Cleanliness in house will really improve.
▲Laundry basket in closet
Conclusion: cabinet is a relatively successful attempt, without tipping over.