Most prefabricated closet systems make your goal of a space-efficient closet impossible. Many people have a feeble shelf at the top with a slightly bowed rod underneath, or even worse, a flimsy wire system. These aren’t exactly designed to make your closet efficient and effective. The result? Your clothes are cramped and wrinkled. Your shoes are a jumbled mess on the closet floor. What’s even more amazing is that these poorly designed closets are being installed into new million dollar homes!
Your closet system must be able to adjust to have space, which is efficient and will work for you. If you are 5 feet tall and your closet has a rod adjusted to someone who is 6 feet, you are going to have a lot of dead space on the bottom. With professionally designed closet systems you have the flexibility to adjust your closet to fit your needs.
Hiring a professional will allow you to use every inch of space in your closet. If you have oddly shaped walls or even a window in your closet, a professional can create space around these obstacles, allowing every inch of your closet to be utilized in some fashion.
Closet systems can either be started on the floor or hung from a wall and mounted directly to your studs. While the floor mounted looks nice, the trim at the bottom will take away 3-5” of storage space. The wall-mounted system will let you use all of your floor space and can provide a clean, crisp closet design.
You may be hanging most of your clothes on rods because you only have a single shelf and rod at the top of your closet. This doesn’t mean this is the most efficient way to design moving forward. It’s a good idea to take a step back and re-evaluate the amount of hanging space you actually need. Some of those items hanging up may actually fair better folded up in a drawer. It will also make your closet look tidier than ever.
Is there a vast wasteland at the top of your closet? Effective closet design involves a bit of geometry. It’s about using the entire volume of your closet. Even if you think the top of the closet is too far out of reach, just think about all the extra blankets and off-season items you could be storing up there. All it takes is a simple step stool to get them down when needed.
An efficient custom closet is not a crazy goal that is out of your reach. It all begins with a thoughtful design. This design needs to use all your space, must adjust to your needs and may even test your storage habits to give you the most efficient result. What’s nice is that you don’t have to be an expert in closet design to get an expert closet design. All you need to do is call an expert like Closets for Less.