Walk-In vs. Reach-In Closets: Which One Is Right for Me?

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So, you’ve finally decided to invest in a custom closet. The good news is that it won’t take long for you to start reaping the benefits of this elite home feature and thank yourself for going for it. The bad news, at least for those indecisive homeowners, is that before you can start enjoying your custom closet, you have to determine which style will best fit your needs and preferences.

For bedroom closets, spacious walk-in closets and standard reach-in closets are the two options you’ll be choosing between. Let’s take a look at what each model has to offer to see which one might be right for you!

A walk-in closet might be right for you if…

You have a lot of clothes and accessories

The primary reason someone would get a walk-in closet is that it can hold a lot of clothing, shoes, purses, belts, jewelry, and other accessories. With a walk-in closet, you’ll have a lot more space not just for storing everything, but for organizing too. Common storage features include drawers, wardrobes, hanging rods, and cabinets.

You want a dressing room

Another great advantage of a walk-in closet is that there’s enough room for it to double as a dressing room or space to get ready. These closets are often designed with features like a bench or seating, full-length mirrors, a vanity, an island, custom lighting, and a changing area. You can build a walk-in closet that serves as a private beauty or relaxation space.

A reach-in closet might be right for you if…

You have (or want) less space to work with

A reach-in closet is an efficient way to make the most of your closet space without sacrificing too much additional space throughout your home. If you’re a minimalist, want to downsize your clothes, or simply don’t have a large living space, then a reach-in closet is a functional and convenient storage solution.

You have trouble staying organized

All of the space you get with a walk-in closet can be hard to keep organized, whereas a reach-in closet is designed for optimal function. When you have less space to work with, you have no choice but to keep everything organized or your closet is no longer functional. A reach-in closet is designed to make finding what you need quick and easy.

Whichever closet style you decide is right for you, A&E Millwork can design and install the custom closet of your dreams. With the finest craftsmanship and latest tools and techniques in millwork, we’ll get you set up with a luxury closet that suits your space and your needs.

Contact us today to discuss your custom closet project!