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Closet Design: Common Storage Strategies

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Modern custom closet design ColoradoWhen it comes to closet design there are so many options to consider. Let us walk you through some of the most popular options that we incorporate in our design estimates for our Denver-area customers.

Hanging Areas

Double hang, or even triple hang areas, can turn one section into a multi-tiered space to give you adequate storage. Triple hang areas are often used in closets for kids since their clothes are shorter. Adjustable systems allow for flexibility as kids and needs change. Multi-level hanging areas are used in many closets from hallway coat closets to large walk-ins.


Many design elements are often forgotten about if you go the DIY route, including leaving room for electrical outlets. It’s important to keep existing outlets accessible or add them to your design. This will make it easy to plug in motorized tie racks or other small appliances.


Custom walk-in closet - white shelving DenverIsland and corner units can help you add storage space. In a larger space, an island can give you additional surfaces if you want to incorporate items like jewelry stands, makeup, or perfume. You can also add drawers for jewelry or a seating bench.

For smaller spaces, considering your layout and using special corner units will give you more storage to maximize your space.

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Utilizing vertical space is a common strategy to make use of your closet. But you’ll also need to consider the heights of shelves and hanging areas for maximum functionality. You wouldn’t want hanging areas that aren’t tall enough, which leads to blouse sleeves getting caught in hangers for your trousers. Also, consider the heights of your shoes to maximize space for all types of footwear.

Add Drama and Accessories

Create a plush and dramatic space with well thought out design details like fluted molding, toe kicks, and lighting. Additional storage accessories like valet rods are often added for extra functionality. In-cabinet lighting or other lighting options can help personalize your space.

One of our Denver designers can help you create the perfect closet for your home. Whether you know exactly what you want or you need more help, we’ll be with you every step of the way. Come see our new showroom in the Village at the Peaks or give us a call to get started!