How we determine the best custom closet layout.
How much hanging space is needed for shorter items, such as shirts and blouses?
How much space is needed to hang longer items like dresses?
Does the client hang their pants from the cuff, or fold them over a hanger?
How many pairs of shoes does the client own?
How much shelf space is needed to store folded clothes?
Does the client currently use a dresser, and do they want to transition all of their clothing to the closet?
The client may not have all of the answers to these questions, so in many cases, we will actually measure the space and count the items currently occupying it.
After we determine how the space will be used, we begin to plan the overall layout of the space. One important factor we consider is whether the client is left-handed or right-handed. This small detail plays a large role in the design of closet spaces. Lefties and righties hang their clothes differently, so we place the hanging areas accordingly in order to make it easier to access their clothing.