There are corners of our home that give us challenges that we sometimes just lay down and accept. That persistently squeaky step, the window that always sticks, or an angle in the ceiling you somehow regularly hit your head on.
But you shouldn’t have to accept defeat. Your home should be a place that is every bit what you want and need it to be.
Angled ceilings get a bad rap for being difficult, but maybe that’s only because they’re too unique for any of the cookie-cutter solutions out there. Of course, you always have the option of dusting off your tool kit and modifying them yourself, but even then, chances are it might not turn out exactly how you want.
Working with angled ceilings can be tricky, but by understanding your needs, you can find easy solutions tailored just for you.
Organise your space
Angled ceilings can jet across any room, in your attic, your bedroom, or your walk-in closet. But no matter the room, they still pose the same difficulties.
Often they are corners that are left empty or with awkward stacks of storage boxes crammed in. There is potential for them to be suitable spaces for storage, but usually, they aren’t being fully utilised.
The first step is to think about what you want to store alongside your angled ceiling. If it’s in your attic, you might be storing off-season clothes, decorations, or that box of random stuff you promised yourself you would go through last year.
Wardrobes can be built to hold hung up clothes without them sliding away. They can also be constructed to store boxes of things that you want to keep safe but don’t need access to frequently.
You should also consider the kind of boxes you will be using. Using labelled or clear boxes makes your life easier when storing away items you don’t often need but don’t want to be digging around for when you do.
If your angled ceiling is in your everyday wardrobe, consider sliding drawers that allow easy access to things like socks, shoes, or jewellery.
And every wardrobe needs a mirror. Placing a mirror outside of your sloped ceiling wardrobe will add a bit of decoration and help utilise the space even better.
Make it yours
Once you understand what you’re going to be storing, you can start to envision what the space will look like.
If this is a space that has especially been neglected because of its awkwardness, then chances are it doesn’t match the rest of your home.
The act of organising and storing doesn’t thrill everyone, but that doesn’t mean your storage has to be boring.
Your style should flow seamlessly through every crook and cranny of your home. Getting your angled ceiling up to speed with the rest of your home will make it feel more like it’s a part of it, instead of an annoying little corner you don’t know what to do with.
While we don’t know for sure where the origin of the phrase “measure twice, cut once” comes from, we can take a guess and say that maybe it came from dealing with an angled ceiling.
But luckily for you, you won’t have to do any of the measuring!
Custom wardrobes can be designed specially to fit in with your angled ceiling. Since every angled ceiling is different, you won’t find anything out there that will fit perfectly, and you will end up losing out on precious storing space.
Staggered height wardrobes can be designed to fit with sloped ceilings and give you more storage options. The smaller cupboard closer to the corner could be for things like shoes or accessories, and the bigger cupboard can be used for things like winter coats or larger items.
You could also get a wardrobe customised a bit further away from the wall, leaving a deeper gap, which will allow for more storage.
With a custom wardrobe, you get a solution that uniquely fits your requirements, which will expand your storing options and be designed in a way that represents your aesthetic.
Taking advantage of your angled ceiling can help streamline your daily routine or just make you feel more comfortable in your home. If you want to make the most of this space, get in contact with us for a consultation with one of our design experts.
We will work with you to find a creative and customised solution that matches your style.