Re-imagining your closet can be a dream project, but most of the time, homeowners could invest their time and energy into designing something they are not satisfied with. We are letting you in on a few secrets about closet design that will make your job much easier.
- Take the Effort to Understand the Space: The first thing you have to do before jumping into re-design is to take the effort to understand how much space you will require. This means understanding the dimensions of your clothes, how you are going to store them in the closet, and the material used to build the closet. A general trick is to build laminated closets as opposed to wood closets to leverage more closet space.
- Evaluate What You Own: The next secret is to decide prior on what kind of divisions your wardrobe will have. Some of the questions to ask are – a) How many single-hang sections and double-hang sections will be needed? b) Will there be mostly open shelves or closed sections? c) How many drawers will you need? In order to answer all of this, you will have to take into stock the clothes, accessories, shoes, and jewelry that you have beforehand to ensure you have created a space to store each of them.
- Use the Corners: The corner spaces in your kitchen and bedroom closets can be your worst enemy. But there are great ways in which the corner space can be utilized. One possible idea would be to let the hanging section go into the corners and use the hidden corner space to store winter wear or off-season wear. Alternatively, you can choose to add angled corner shelves where purses or shoes could be stored.
- Add Island Counters and Benches: If you have a walk-in closet, then consider adding an island in the center of the closet. Ensure that you have enough walking space. The cabinets on the island can be used as jewelry and tie holders.
- Design in 3D: It can be difficult to assess the exact size of each section of the wardrobe design while designing in 2D images. To make it easier for homeowners there are many apps and software that enable designing in 3D. Take advantage of this technology to increase precision in design.