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how to design an ideal, always organized walk-in closet
PLAN YOUR LAYOUT
When designing, specifically map out where each category (work clothes, workout clothing, etc.) of clothes, shoes, and accessories will be stored.
Check that the areas you’ve designated for each category, accommodate your current quantities, and will accommodate how your things will grow and change.
OPTIMIZE YOUR SPACE
Optimize every inch of space by using wall, floor, drawer, and hanging space in the most efficient manner.
CHECK DRAWER HEIGHTS
When designing drawers, keep them about 10” high— it’s the sweet spot that maximizes storage space for organization.
LEAVE SHELVES OPEN
Leave shelves open and flat for baskets, bins, stacks of folded clothes, and shoe racks.
Design built-in components that extend floor to ceiling, and wall-to-wall— this will create a clean line and will maximize your storage space.
INSTALL A LIBRARY LADDER
If your closet has high ceilings, or hard to reach upper storage, consider a rolling, library ladder to access upper storage.
SELECT CONSISTENT FINISHES
When selecting hardware, keep the finish consistent.
INSTALL DOUBLE RODS
Double rods will double your hanging space, without using more square footage.
ADD A POP OF COLOR
If you want to add some flavor to a typically understated space, paint the interior of your closet a fun color— it will make your clothing and shoes really pop.
CONSIDER STORAGE FURNITURE
If you need extra storage, consider furniture that serves dual purposes. For example, a storage bench that opens to store more shoes.