Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Tips for a great walk-in closet

More than a space for storing and organizing your clothes, shoes and bags, a closet can also be a luxurious personal space. Particularly for the fashion forward and the avid shopper, a gorgeous walk-in closet is a dreamy must-have for the home. 

Functional storage comes first in a closet space. To better decide on what type of storage systems to use, know what kinds of clothes and items you’re going to store in your closet.

Explore these necessary features for a great walk-in closet you can enjoy in your everyday life. 

Enough closet space

How much closet space is considered enough? Only you can tell. Ample space is largely subjective to your own needs. Assess your current closet and how much floor space it occupies. Think of whether you want to keep the same amount of clothes or plan to have a bigger wardrobe. A vanity area is another thing to consider including in your walk-in closet. 

Smart storage solutions

Functional storage comes first in a closet space. To better decide on what type of storage systems to use, know what kinds of clothes and items you’re going to store in your closet. Opt for customized drawers for ties, hooks for belts and shelving for shoes. 

Having the right kind of storage solution for your items is essential for efficient storage and protection from damage. Having low shelves to cram your gorgeous bags into only defeats the purpose of a luxurious closet. Designer bags and watches may also need special kinds of storage to better preserve their quality. 

For a better idea of storage systems, consult a storage system specialist or a storage system contractor. 

A vanity area

Having a space to do hair and makeup is important to most women. A good vanity area should have a large and well-lit vanity mirror. Consider using LED lights for a more sustainable option. For your vanity storage, use drawers for smaller items like makeup essentials, and shelving for taller items like hair products. 

Other neat additions

If you have the space and budget, go the extra mile by adding a fancy seat in the middle of your walk-in closet. This offers a comfortable perch as you decide on what to wear and while you put on your shoes. A full-length mirror offers a chance to review your entire outfit and is a definite must-have for a walk-in closet. - Aislinn Kee 


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