If one of the reach-in closets in your home is always disorganized or isn’t meeting your storage needs, it might be time to remodel. The first step is figuring out what design will work best for you. Read on to learn more about some popular reach-in closet designs to get inspired.
Combining Hanging Areas with Shelves
One great option for bedroom reach-in closets is to combine hanging areas for storing shirts, jackets, and dresses with shelving for storing pants, shoes, and accessories. With this option, you might see two hanging areas on each side with shelves in the middle and an upper shelf at the top of the closet for storing less frequently used items. If you want to use this design, but need more hanging space, consider creating a double hanging area on one side that will work for shorter shirts and jackets.
Maximize Hanging Space
For coat closets, you probably want to devote most of the space to hanging areas. With a divider in the middle of your closet, you can have one side with just one rod for longer coats and a double hanging area on the other side. Add a low shelf or a shoe rack at the bottom of the closet for shoe storage if needed. If you need a little space for storing other items, consider attaching small binds to the inside of the closet door.
For bathroom, hallway, and home office closets, you may want to use the entire closet for shelves. While one column of evenly spaced, closet-wide shelves may work in some cases, consider customizing your closet by mixing different shelf heights and widths so you have shelves that are just the right sizes for storing your items. This will cut down on wasted space and help you keep the closet organized.
If you want to make a space appear larger and you’re confident that you can keep your closet organized, remove the door. For this option, you’ll want to make sure you have some drawers or cabinets in your closet. That way, you can still tuck away some items for privacy and to create a cleaner, simpler look. Since an open closet is part of the room, feel free to have fun and get creative with it. Use a fun color or wallpaper that complements the walls of your room on the closet interior or decorate with mirrors, photographs, and unique lighting.
If you’re ready to remodel your reach-in closet or simply want more information about design options, contact the experts at Closet & Storage Concepts Massachusetts today for a free in-home consultation. We’ll work with you to design a custom closet that looks great and meets all your needs.