Give your closet a revamp that even Carrie Bradshaw would be envious of. By incorporating functional, efficient – and stylish – storage solutions you can easily transform a closet into one of your favourite living spaces. In addition to giving you more head space, an organized closet will give you more physical space… just imagine being able to see all of your clothes at once – what a luxury! And, from a purely practical standpoint, custom-built cupboards in your closet will help increase your home’s value! A win on all fronts!
So if you’re ready to create a closet that really works for you, try implementing these clever design tips.
7 Closet Storage Ideas
Compartmentalize Your Drawers
Closet drawers will give you plenty of additional space for things like socks, t-shirts, and accessories… just be sure that you design your closet drawers with built-in customizable compartments. It will be life changing!
This will help you organize your belongings effectively, whether that be by colour or size! Plus, it will make it much easier to choose an item upon opening your drawer. This means no more rummaging around—instead, you can keep all of your belongings visible at all times.
Open shelving above your clothing rack can help to maximize your closet space. By dividing open shelving into smaller sectors, you can organize any folded items like jeans and sweaters into categories/types. This will help you avoid messy jumbles of clothes that tend to build up on hard-to-reach shelves. Because everything is much more visible and organized, it will also help you remember what you have up there! How many long-lost cardigans or dresses have you found in your closet?!
Built-in laundry hampers are a great way to keep clothes organized before the wash! And keep worn articles of clothing off the floor! Whether a small tilt-out hamper, or a large, multi-bin pullout hamper, a designated laundry area in your closet will keep even your dirty clothes organized. Keeping that closet looking clean and spectacular, yet functional for everyday life!
Leave Room for Seasonal Storage
Many people make the mistake of keeping all of their clothes in their closet all year round. However, if you separate your clothes by season, you can actually create a lot more space in your closet. In the summer months, put away coats and fuzzy sweaters in a bottom drawer or on a top shelf. When the summer months roll around, switch out your seasonal clothes. This method helps keep your most used of the season clothing close at hand, and unused items (like a wool sweater in July) aren’t taking up valuable easy to access shelf/hanging space!
Think About How You Want to Separate Your Clothes
Before you design your closet, think about the types of clothes and accessories you have and how you intend to separate them. For instance, you may have an excessive amount of tailored work shirts. If this is the case, you’ll need to have enough room on your clothing rack to store them all. Or, you may have a wardrobe that’s filled with simple t-shirts, in which case, you may need to prioritize building drawer space. Tailor your closet to your wardrobe, not someone else’s!
Don’t Forget About the Floor Space
Remember to include the floor space in your plans! For instance, the floor under your clothing rack could provide excellent storage space for shoes, or storage boxes. Take advantage of every square inch of closet space that you have!
Get Creative With the Space
The most important thing to remember is to be creative with the space you have. For instance, consider inserting a pull out clothing rack, or a jewellery drawer, or a glass divider for clutches. If you’re custom building your closet cabinetry in Toronto and the GTA,Bloomsbury Kitchens can build a gorgeous closet that truly makes the most out of the space you have.