Our daily routine typically begins and ends in the closet. It serves as a personal space where you take charge of your morning, and wind down in the evening. Your closet should be orderly and designed to fit your life.
Enhancing the functionality of your closet or increasing the storage space can make your room more useful than ever before. But before calling a contractor for a free in home consultation you should have a design in mind. Here are some steps you can take to make sure you are getting the best custom closet solution for your needs.
Using Any and All Free Space
When designing and decorating a small space, it is important to avoid adding more clutter especially chunky furniture such as dressers. Think about replacing furniture with built-in storage solutions that can open-up your space allowing you more room other things.
A good rule of thumb when planning your dream closet is to allow extra rod space. You can install a rod, or double hanging rods anywhere, to increase the hanging capacity of your closet. This also allows more room for other popular closet solutions such as a shoe tower or hutch. Aside from shelves, deep drawers can be added to store bulky items or even your seasonal items such as sweaters and boots.
Be sure to utilize oddly shaped walls and corners for additional hanging or shelving units. Tapping into these unused spaces is effective for closets organizations because it frees up higher traffic areas while enhancing the appearance of the space.
Change the Focal Point of Your Closet
I like to choose a dramatic full-length mirror as the focal point of any walk-in closet. Not only do mirrors make your space look bigger but they allow you to check what you are wearing before and after getting ready to help you choose your final look.
Gone are the days of using big dressers that only fit certain spaces. Todays top custom closet builders in Beverly Hills prefer built-in units with deep storage to serve most of their needs to include shoes, handbags, seasonal and more. If space allows, consider adding a vanity or valet that can be installed with custom drawers with extra space for makeup and a magnified mirror.
Utilizing Hidden Storage Space
A good custom closet design will creatively utilize ‘dead zones’ and awkward spaces to make additional cutaways and hidden areas for storage. Finding new ways to store and organize your things is one of the fun parts of designing a custom closet in your home. Some great ideas for these spaces include: a build-in jewelry box and tie rack for organizing those hard to store hanging pieces. Or you can install a hidden safe or storage for other valuables. You can also ask your contractor about making shelves behind your full length mirror for valuables or small seasonal or infrequently used items.
Decorating and Accessorizing Your Closet
One of the most effective ways to create usable areas is by utilizing flat wall space by installing slatwall for movable hooks and shelves. Here, you can hang everyday items such as necklaces, ties, scarves, hats, other personal items, or even a mirror.
Pro Tip: Consider painting the wall and ceilings of your closet neutral colors to enhance your space and make the lighting in your closet seem brighter.
Accentuate with tasteful embellishments such as a framed inspirational quote or display a family heirloom or anything you would enjoy to see while getting ready for your day. Don’t forget to add dimmable lighting so you can switch between bright and energetic lighting for starting your day to a dim serene-like oasis where you can rest and decompress at the end of your day.
This should help you get the most out of designing a new closet for your home. For more information or, to schedule a free in home consultation please contact us.