Do you have a spare room in your home?
Then you have a walk-in closet.
Or to be more accurate, you have the potential for a walk-in closet. Read on to find out how custom closet design services can turn your spare room into the closet of your dreams.
Why should I turn my spare room into a closet?
There are a few reasons. You might have a closet that’s cramped, or disorganized. Or maybe you have clothes and other accessories stored in a few different closets around the house. In either case, a larger, walk-in closet solves your problems.
Fair enough. How do I get started?
Custom closet design experts will tell you that nearly any space can become a closet, but they’d also offer up some caveats.
First of all, you’ll have an easier time working with square-shaped or rectangular rooms than a room with strange angles.
And think about the lighting in the room. Having a window in your closet can offer you ventilation and provide some excellent natural light.
"For people who care about getting the tie to match the jacket, there's nothing better than natural light,” Kevin O’Connor of This Old House told the Toronto Globe and Mail in 2016.
But be careful: too much sun can cause your garments to fade. (And having multiple windows in your closet gives you less wall space to work with.)
Which room do I choose?
Your best bet is something next to the master bedroom, which allows you “the option of opening up the wall to go directly in,” said Egypt Sherrod of HGTV in the same Globe and Mail piece.
From there, it’s a matter of deciding how much you want to do with your new closet.
The easier way to convert a room into a closet is by adding clothing racks on wheels, wire-shelving units and bins and baskets.
But not every homeowner chooses to stop there. Many people are opting instead to add closet storage solutions such as:
- Divided shelves can keep folded articles of clothing like sweaters or jeans in neat, organized stacks.
- Tiered clothing rods let you double the hanging space, grouping items together, keeping long skirts and dresses up high, and blouses and skirts down below.
- Valet rods are a simple and inexpensive way to add hanging space to your closet.
- Custom shoe racks, which can help organize your footwear and keep everything in plain sight.
- Belt/tie racks keep track of your favorite accessories.
- Jewelry drawers give you a place to keep your bracelets, rings, earrings, watches, necklaces, etc. free from getting scratched or tangled.
- Pull-out hampers offer a fast way to dispose of dirty clothing at the end of the day. Some people even opt for two hampers: one for things that go in the washer, the other for items that need to be dry cleaned.
When it comes to designing custom closets and cabinetry, turn to Closets & Cabinetry. It doesn’t matter if you want a simple closet set-up to better organize your clothing, or something more elaborate like the ideas we described above. Either way, our designers can transform the room you’re not using into a closet you won’t be able to live without.