The Walk in Closet

It’s every girl’s and gay man’s dream, a true and proper walk in closet.  It represents style, class and it is just great to be able to see all your clothes without having to go through piles and piles of vintage t-shirts, jeans, sweat pants, fleece jackets and moth ridden woolen jumpers before you get to your favourite pair of Canali flat fronted dress trousers.

Yes, the walk in closet… when I grow up I want one too.

The Dutch beer brand Heineken came up with a great TV ad making use of this phenomenon. Check out this video:

I have to say that I am gay enough to understand the girls screaming, but guy enough to understand the blokes too. I can imagine having a walk-in-fridge for beers. I have always been jealous of Eddy’s champagne fridge in Absolutely Fabulous too….

But, the walk-in-closet. We tried to create a similar thing by turning a room into a dressing room but it is just not the same as it also the guest room so there is a bed there. A real walk in closet is a separate room to be accessed from the master bedroom, an d ideally a step away from the bathroom. In many American homes you’ll find you have to walk through the bathroom to get to the walk-in-closet which I have always found a bit odd.

f you lack the extra room, but have a bedroom big enough you can try creating a partition with your wardrobes and putting the headboard of your bed against the back of the wardrobes.

The room measures 5.30x3.5 meters

The room measures 5.30x3.5 meters

I first saw this solution in a friend’s bedroom and was amazed by such simple yet efficient use of space. Make sure to fix and pain the backs of the wardrobes as they are often ugly brown chip board. Try painting them in a very bright or contrasting colour for a dramatic effect.

But obviously the best walk-in-closet was Karen’s in Will & Grace…It prompted Jack to say ”Oh my God, if my closet were like this I never would have come out of it!”

I will try to find a video or picture of it soon, but Immelda Marcos that was one big walk-in-closet!
Share pictures of your walk in closets if you have one!

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