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Are installing built-in dressing tables with your wardrobe a good idea?

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One are the days when the dressing table was considered a separate unit of bedroom decor. With the advent of walk-in wardrobe designs with designated dressing areas for those who want to spend longer getting ready or master bedroom wardrobe designs with in-built dressing tables for those who just take a glance at themselves before leaving the house, the need for a separate dressing table has been eliminated.

In this article, we discuss the three different ways you could alter your wardrobe interior design to accommodate a built-in dresser.

1. A central dresser carved into the wardrobe design

Creating an area within an alcove within your pre-existing master bedroom wardrobe design to function as a dresser or dressing area is a popular idea. It is most often positioned in the center of this inbuilt or modular wardrobe design. Based on your requirement, you could modify the number of drawers or shelves needed, keep the bottom half unoccupied for placing a stool or a chair.
You can make the dressing area as wide as you’d like for it to be but speak to your wardrobe interior designers to understand what the minimum spacing requirement would be before you start. All in all, this usually means a seamless blend into the design scheme in place.

2. A dresser on the corner of the wardrobe design

If you believe that the central placement of the dressing area interferes with the overall wardrobe design, then having the dresser on the end is an option you could consider. An advantage of this over the first type is that the passage near the wardrobe can easily be accessed and will not be constricted by someone else’s usage of the space. This can also be designed such that it is blending with the existing wardrobe design and it has more of an element of openness than the first variety

3. Concealed dresser within wardrobe design

For those who want to keep their dressers concealed, this type of inbuilt dresser is the perfect pick. Designate a large area of the cupboard towards the dresser and the wardrobe shutters (hinge type or sliding) can cover this. You need to be aware that as beautiful and secretive as this type is, it demands a far larger space requirement within the wardrobe

Things to keep in mind when making a built-in dresser with wardrobe design:

  • Lighting 

The dressing area needs to be well illuminated to get ready. Have one overhead source of ambient light dedicated to the dressing area and don’t hesitate to add additional sources of lights based on your requirement. 

  • Plug points

Make sure that you make the provision of a pair of plug points at least within the dressing area to connect appliances like hairdryers, straighteners, curling wands, electric shavers or trimmers, and epilators. 

  • Full-length or half-length mirrors 

One aspect of the dressing area that is a must-have is the mirror. If space permits have a full-length mirror to make the process of getting ready that much easier. 

  • A stool or a chair 

If you have the space for it, keep a stool or chair near the dressing area so that the user can remain seated as they get ready. In all of the above types of wardrobes, you can easily make a provision for a foldable chair or place a small stool. 

  • Storage units for makeup, vanity equipment, and accessories

Based on the user, varying degrees of storage may be needed. Speak to your wardrobe interior designer to make a design with the amount of storage space you need near your dresser.

In conclusion- yes, dressers within wardrobe designs are a good idea, especially for those without the luxury of having a walk-in wardrobe! With a showroom in Ernakulam (Kochi) and Thrissur and servicing Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Alappuzha, Idukki, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode (Calicut), Wayanad, Coimbatore, and Kannur areas, reach out to us at for designing a master bedroom wardrobe design with a dressing table that you will love!

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