One of the best parts about getting a custom closet system is that you get to choose exactly how you want your closet to look and the functionality you need. Your needs are at the forefront of the closet design process, so think outside the box (or, really, outside of the clothes rod) as you make plans. Consider putting these three clever tricks to use so you can maximize your space.
INCLUDE A BUILT-IN DRESSER AS PART OF YOUR CLOSET SYSTEM
Your custom closet doesn’t have to be only for hanging clothes and open shelving. You can also include dresser drawers in your design, which help you easily store unmentionables while keeping your closet looking tidy. Many people like the setup of having a dresser in the lower part of the closet so you can easily see into the drawers, with hanging space above it to keep these clothes at eye-level. Including a dresser in your closet is an especially useful trick if you have a small bedroom. The reach-in closet dresser frees up floor space in your bedroom and makes it feel more open and spacious.
ORGANIZE YOUR CLOSET WITH ACCESSORY DIVIDERS
Big drawers aren’t the right place to store small items that will get all mixed together and impossible to find. Instead, make use of accessory dividers in your closet system to create tailor-made spaces for the accessories you want to keep close at hand. Use accessory dividers to help you neatly organize small items like jewelry and hair accessories. You can also use larger dividers to create “shoe boxes” within a drawer so you can organize your shoes and keep each pair together in a tidy space.
PICTURE YOURSELF USING THE SPACE
A design might look great on paper, but if you end up storing your most frequently used items out of reach, you’re doing it all wrong. As you plan your custom closet design, figure out how you can keep your in-season wardrobe and accessories right in front of you so they’re easy to see and grab. The items you use every day should be at eye level so you don’t have to bend down or dig for them. If you open your closet and all your favorite things are right there in front of you, deciding what to wear will be more fun than ever.
Now is the time to craft the perfect custom closet for your life and your wardrobe. The ultimate goal is to have a closet that looks and feels organized, and that’s simple for you to use to find the things you need quickly and easily.