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Wardrobe Makeover: 7 Space and Money Saving Wardrobe Tips

It’s a brand new year! Celebrate it by upgrading or renovating your reach-in wardobe at home. When it comes to wardrobe renovations, it’s important to plan ahead. Consult with an expert who will help you with your wardrobe makeover. It may seem like it will cost alot to do so, but it’s important to note that a poorly planned wardrobe could cost you just as much, or even more, than a well-planned one. Here are a few things you should know before you begin your wardrobe makeover.



1. Before you even begin with renovations, clean out your wardrobe.

This helps you gauge exactly how much space you’ll need. Throw out any clothes you haven’t worn in the last six months, then group things according to kind.



2. Build what you need.

It may be tempting to get a wall-to-wall reach-in wardrobe, but that could only end up costing you more money.



3. Know the dimensions you’ll need.

A typical wardrobe is 60 cm deep, and uses a 1.22m long rod per person. Shelves, on the other hand, are normally 28 –35 cm deep and 30cm high. Hire a professional contractor who canhelp you maximise the space you havewhile planning for efficiency at the same time.



4. Organise what you have.

Since you’ve already grouped similar items together, you’ll know just exactly how much space you’ll need to allocate for each. To maximise space, install two rods, one on top of the other. Your top rod can have all your shirts and blouses, and your bottom one can store your pants and trousers. If a certain group of items occupy more than 50 cm, you might want to consider creating a separate space just for it.



5. Make sure you plan for efficiency.

Allot a space specifically for your autumn and winter clothes so you won’t have to dig around for them. Avoid keeping bags on the floor because picking them up from such a low point can get taxing after a while.



6. Don’t bother spending on specialty items.

Those “unique” space saving gadgets that require you to do 2 – 3 steps just to reach your clothing may not be worth it. You’ll be sacrificing efficiency just for space, and you might end up chucking it in the bin after just a few uses.



7. Keep your shoes out of your wardrobe.

A good place to keep a shoe cabinet is by thedoor. Have your contractor build you a tall yet shallow wardrobe to keep all your shoesneat placed and in full view for when you need them.

You don’t need to spend a lot of money for your wardrobe renovations. All you need is to plan ahead and think strategically. Consult with an expert to help you with the wardrobe makeover.

For home fitouts and custom joinery, contact Badel Kitchens and Joinery. Our team of experts will help you get the wardrobe of your dreams. Enquire and get your free quote today!

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Bring the Lustre Back in Your Home

The new year marks new beginnings and fresh starts. Give your home the sparkle it once had and do a general, deep cleaning to your kitchen. We’ve got a quick way to bring the life back into your stained and tarnished kitchen staples. Best of all, you’ll be using things you already have at home. Read our home renovation tips.


Stainless Steel Appliances and Fixtures – Vinegar and Oil

If you have stainless steel appliances at home, such as your toaster or dishwasher, you’ll notice that they’re prone to water stains and fingerprints. These can make your appliances look older than they actually are. A spritz of vinegar will make them look brand new again!

  1. Before you begin, take not of which direction the grain goes. They could either run vertically or horizontally.
  2. Take some vinegar and put it in a spray bottle and spray your appliances with it.
  3. Using a paper towel or very soft cloth, wipe the vinegar away along the grain. Go in the direction of the grain so you don’t create any nicks or scratches on the surface.
  4. Using a very soft or microfibre towel, take some oil (mineral oil is best but any oil, such as olive oil, will do just fine) and begin polishing your appliance or fixture. Once again, go in the direction of the grain.Tip: you only need a very small amount of oil to do this. Using more than you actually need will make the surfaces sticky. Begin with a few drops and just add more as needed.



Wooden Cabinets – Baking Soda and Oil

Stains and spots can often be found on laminate cabinets. To get rid of them, all you need is oil and some baking soda.

  1. Mix 1 part oil with 2 parts baking soda.
  2. Using either your hands or a soft cloth/sponge, work the mixture into the grains in your cabinets.
  3. Use a toothbrush to get into all the nooks and crannies.


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Granite Countertops – Dishwashing Liquid and Isopropyl Alcohol

Countertops are subject to all sorts of use and abuse, so it’s good to clean and sanitise them often.

  1. Mix dishwashing liquid with some warm water.
  2. Using a sponge, wipe down the counter using the soapy water.
  3. Dry off with a microfibre towel to avoid streaks.
  4. To disinfect, mix water and alcohol in equal parts. Spray countertop completely with the solution and let sit for 3-5 minutes.
  5. Wipe down with microfibre towel.

Begin the year with kitchen renovations that’s sparkling clean and give yourself a fresh new start!

Got some heavy-duty renovation that needs to be done? Contact Badel. Our professional team can assist you with creating a fresh start in your home!