With celebrities such as Molly Mae, Kim Kardashian, and Stacey Solomon sharing their walk-in wardrobes on social media, it should come as no surprise that this has become a desirable home feature.
Plenty of people want one – even for those on a budget.
MattressNextDay asked Megan Righelato, owner of Instagram @megsathome, how she transformed a bland beige room into her dream walk-in wardrobe space and a bedroom, for just £1,000.
Which is £10,500 cheaper than having a professional design and create a walk-in wardrobe space of the same size.
Megan said: “We are having to budget as we’re renovating the whole house, and adding an extension downstairs next year. We spent approximately £1,000 building our walk-in wardrobe and renovating the bedroom (excluding furniture). We managed to keep the cost so low by doing everything ourselves, as usually, paying for labour is the biggest expense.
“We both work full-time so could only dedicate our weekends to working on it, so it took about six weekends in total.
“The coving was a bit of a nightmare to get our heads around but with the help of YouTube, we ended up mastering it. By the end, I realised that it’s important to not be afraid to make mistakes and realise that it always gets worse before it gets better. We got to a point where it felt like it was never-ending, but we are so pleased with the result.”
She added: “We purchased the PAX wardrobe units from IKEA for around £600, however, we decided to add beading to the drawer units to match the more traditional style of our bedroom, such as the paneling. We then painted them in Crown’s ‘Satin White’ to get rid of IKEA’s classic white colour. Finally, we added cup-shaped handles to the wardrobes to make them look more expensive.”
Her final touch in the walk-in wardrobe space was her vinyl herringbone effect floor, which cost £65 and is from onlinecarpets.co.uk.
However, this was the only part of her bedroom floor that was altered.
For the sleeping part of the room, she “shopped around to find the best carpet deals but decided to leave the carpet as it is for now, to keep our costs down.”