Custom Closet Organization Tips
Is your closet suffering from overstuffed shelves and wrinkled, disorganized clothing carelessly crammed onto a single hanging rod? Remodeling your home to add additional closet space is the ideal solution for solving the problem of a small closet, but this somewhat impractical solution is not an option for everyone. For most homeowners, closet organization systems are the most effective way to increase small closet space.
Our custom closet designers evaluate the total area of the closet, as well as its current configuration during a free in-home consultation. We will begin to plan the layout according to your specific needs assuming you have already purged your closet of any items you do not intend to keep. Whether we are installing an organization system for a walk-in closet or a reach-in, we will need to know how you intend to use the space. For example, slatwall can be installed in a utility room closet to hang mops, brooms and baskets for cleaning supplies. A master bedroom walk-in closet will need room to hang an entire wardrobe, store luggage, and organize your shoes and other accessories.
When we plan the configuration of your closet, we consider all of your closet space from the ground up. Many homeowners keep the majority of their items at eye level or slightly higher. By making use of vertical space, you can greatly increase the area of the closet and easily improve the overall functionality of the room. Simply installing shelving closer to the ceiling can be a major space-saver, as it keeps seasonal items or garments you do not use often out of the way. We suggest using double closet rods to hang clothing more efficiently. This design concept essentially doubles the closet’s storage capacity by allowing two rows of clothing to hang on one wall. Drawers and pullout baskets are helpful to use near the floor of the closet while shelves should be at waist level or above when possible to increase visibility of contents.