When it comes to luxurious auxiliary spaces that homeowners dream of to make their lives easier, a walk-in closet typically falls somewhere toward the top of the list. One of the biggest advantages of having this extra space is that it’s easier to keep all of your clothing, accessories, and other stored belongings organized.
If you implement a well-organized system from the start, it’ll be easy to keep your walk-in closet clean and accessible as you use it. Here are a few tips to get you started!
Customize your walk-in closet with features that suit your lifestyle.
As you’re designing your walk-in closet—whether from scratch or updating an existing closet space—choose your layout and storage accessories according to how you use your closet space. Consider what type of items you have the most of and which ones you use most often. For example, if you’re a shoe addict, it might be a good idea to put in some extra wall shelving for your collection. Or, if you have a lot of evening gowns for those high-end work fundraisers, leave more of that space for a high single-rod hanging section.
Take advantage of wall space.
One of the most efficient ways to maximize storage and organization potential in your walk-in closet is by making as much wall space as possible usable. Save room on a dresser and install wall shelving for your folded clothes instead. Wall cabinets and pull-out drawers are perfect for accessories like belts, scarves, and jewelry that can quickly pile up and create clutter. Just make sure the wall features you choose are functional. In other words, don’t just install a corner shelf because you have the space if you don’t really have anything to store there.
Double hang your clothes.
Double hanging clothing rods (set up one on top of the other) are one of the best organizational hacks for any closet. When you double hang your clothes, you effectively double your space and capacity for keeping hanging items organized. For even easier access, group like hanging clothing together. You’ll be able to find that specific blouse you have in mind for your morning meeting a lot faster if all your work items are on the righthand side of the top hanging rod and organized by color.
When you’re ready to take your closet space to the next level, contact the team at A&E Millwork. We’ll work with you to design and install the closet you’ve always dreamed of, complete with our custom millwork cabinets to make organization a cinch.
Give us a call at 718-618-0627 for a free quote on your custom closet!