Closets are an important, but highly undervalued, part of every home. Most American families never feel like they have enough closet space for their needs. So as you plan your remodel, improving closets could be one of the most valuable choices you make. What should you consider doing to make your closet better? Here are a few ideas:
1. Install a System
Closet systems are planned organization systems specifically designed to maximize closet usage. They may include things like drawers, pull-out shelves, wire racks, hooks, storage cubbies, display cases, and additional shelving or shelf organizers. Customize your closet system to make the best use of whatever shape or size your closet is and how you use it.
2. Make a Boutique Closet
If you already have a walk-in closet, could you upgrade it to a boutique closet? A boutique closet mimics the comfort and elegance of a small boutique store with things like seating areas, an island, custom organizers, mirrors, accent lighting, and art. And the style is up to you. The result is a space that's a joy to use.
3. Fix the Lighting
Lighting isn't something most closet owners think about, but it has a big impact on functionality and comfort. Many closets come with one standard overhead light. Unfortunately, this light is often unflattering and/or insufficient to help users. It may also be obscured as the closet becomes more full. The addition of appropriate lighting or even multiple layers of lighting may make the closet much more practical.
4. Change Doors
Sliding doors are one of the most common features of closets, but they actually impinge on your ability to use the closet to its fullest. The sliding style often blocks convenient access to much of the closet at any given time, reducing its efficiency. Many closet owners benefit from switching to traditional doors, disappearing doors, or bifold doors, depending on the size and style of the closet.
5. Add Cabinetry
Closets often feel messy, full, and claustrophobic because everything is always on view. Cabinets can help make any closet feel more organized and more enjoyable. And today's custom cabinet choices mean even the smallest closet can have some personalized, hidden storage added.
Where to Start
Could your closets use an upgrade in any of these areas? Start by learning more about your options by consulting a home interior remodeling service in your area today. With their expertise and your flexibility, you can take any closet from drab to fab.