A dressing room in a hallway? Manual !
All ideas are good to take for optimize an interior, and install a dressing in a hallway is part of. Do not be afraid, our experts explain how to do it.
Arrange a dressing room in a hallway... The idea may seem attractive: when we want to gain space we are ready for anything, so we believe it. It was not counting "the minimum space"Need a dressing room is good, but if you want functionalYou need enough space to store your wardrobe, access it easily and keep moving from one room to another without a hitch. For those who do not have yet to disapear, the interior designer Sara Camus Bouanha and the architect Emilie Soulas give the secrets of the manufacture of the corridor dressing dreamed.
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Can we really arrange a dressing room in a hallway?
Yes ! Under reserve of have the necessary space ! Both pro agree on these points: a dressing room with wardrobe, drawers and shelves requires at least 60 cm deep. Count an extra 80 to 90 cm, minimum, to cross the corridor in which it is located without hindrance. If the place is missing you can always fall back on a dressing room by installing a front wardrobe or creating a beautiful cupboard with shelves, in this case only 30/40 cm deep are needed. Also think about the closing system: swinging doors, sliding, curtains ... "Fairly economical, the curtains can add a touch of color and decor in the hallway. Mirror doors will play with the perspectives and theimpression of space. You can opt for an open dressing room, but watch out for the bazaar, "says Sara Camus Bouanha, while Emilie Soulas warns:" behind a curtain, the wardrobe rod will be positioned at the front of the cabinet, and the sliding doors are lose about 8 inches deep. "
The layout of a dressing room is not limited to the choice of boxes and accessories. For the architect, making a dressing is also thinking about how to integrate it into space, to fade the idea of a corridor to keep that of a room. "When we can, we create niches to expand, we play with the heights furniture to reduce the impression of narrowness, we force the asymmetry with the color, we make it pleasant by fixing a wall lamp. If the place allows it, we integrate a bench ... It's really about making the hallway a comfortable and welcoming place, "she says.
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Dressing room designed by the architects of the Texier-Soulas agency
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Imagine the ideal dressing, even in a hallway
Apartment single, couple or family, the needs are not the same. What will be the use of this dressing ? Is it to store your coats, shoes and bag in the entrance? To complete the closet of the room? Or offer you something to welcome your wardrobe and more? So, determine what you need and what you want. "There was this couple who had calculated how many linear meters he needed to store his shoes, piles of clothes and files for our first interview," recalls the interior designer. And that's how we have to operate, according to our experts: to know the volume of things to store to imagine adapted solutions.
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How to equip a dressing room in a corridor?
"It all depends on the use and the tastes", warns Sara Camus Bouanha. Racks, shelves, wardrobe, tie-holders, drawers, storage for shoes are all elements that you can fit in your dressing room, to make it practical. "For more comfort, think of the LED lighting at the bottom of the cupboard, but if there is no electrical supply, it will have to be installed," she continues. "We also find Paulmann's LED light rods, which are powered by the power supply or run on batteries." "Installing a mirror inside a hinged door provides a view of the foot that is always practical," suggests Emilie Soulas. .
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Dressing room by Sara Camus Bouanha
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How to store his corridor dressing?
"Fit a dressing room, remains the opportunity to sort and decrease stocksSara Camus Bouanha continues: "Vacuum storage makes it easier to see things quickly." Try to keep close to what you need: with the spring, the big sweaters will swing to the highest shelf, leaving their You can also place in this dressing room the light duvet in winter, the excess of pillows, the ski business, the suitcases and other travel bags ... Or even to conceal small things: a switchboard, Emilie Soulas, for example, can also be brooms and vacuum cleaner, or a door: the toilet or a bedroom ...
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What price for a walk-in closet?
Prices are very variable. Do you build your own dressing room by purchasing from Ikea? "For a space of 1.50 mx 2.36 m with wardrobe, 3 mirror doors, 8 drawers and shelves, count approximately 700 euros"If the space is not rectilinear, it is better to use a pro, but the amount to pay (for the same equipment). can easily quadruple and even fly away. "There is also the custom semi solution "It's a pretty interesting", she says, and some sites like Bocklip or Superfront are dedicated to it.
Emilie Soulas, meanwhile, recognizes mixing elements of large distribution and crafts. "When budgets are a little tight, we opt for Ikea boxes that we customize with facades. joiner manufactures higher doors to avoid the void above the furniture. And, we often prefer hollow handleswe do not feel their presence and we do not risk to hang on, "continues the architect.To hoist the storage" up to the ceiling ", the architect proposes to place kitchen cabinets as deep and lower These same boxes, with an oak top, can, according to the architect, be transformed into a bench.While proceeding, the specialist evaluates the price of the dressing type evoked to about: 1500/2000 euros.
Dressing room designed by Emilie Soulas, architect of the Texier-Soulas agency