The answer to this question is yes! Not all houses have large walk-in closets. In fact, many houses built in the last twenty years have reach-in closets. And houses much older than that have tiny closets. How in the world can you accommodate all of your possessions with such small closets? The answer is easy. Hire a professional custom closet company to help you achieve your storage goals. These tips will help you to understand just how a reach-in closet can work for all of your needs.
To maximize space, utilizing all aspects of your closet is key. This means thinking vertical. You have probably lived with a closet that has just a single hanging rod and a shelf above. Most of us don’t need an entire closet of long-hanging space so the area below your hanging clothes ends up full of boxes and bins that just don’t belong there. The depth is limited and ceiling height can be high. There is a cure for all of this. Add a storage system that includes double hanging rods or shelves above half-hanging. Most clothing fits within half-hanging and you will double your storage space.
If you want drawers, pull-out baskets or even a hamper, they must but in the center of the swinging doors. This is necessary so the drawers can be opened easily and so you can reach beyond them into the corners of the reach-in closet.
Adding some shelves keeps the whole closet neater. It’s room for shoes, folded clothes, hats, and scarves. With a custom-built closet system, the shelves are adjustable to adapt to the changing needs of your family.
Ask about having an extra closet rod to add in when your child needs larger sized clothes. With a custom closet system, the adjustable shelves can be removed, transforming a shelving unit into half-hanging, with a little planning ahead. Toy closets are usually reach-in closets as well. Just work with your professional to make sure the storage system will accommodate the size and weight of the toys.
Your closet space should work for you and your family’s needs. A house full of reach-in closets can provide great storage for your family as long as it’s designed to fulfill your particular needs. A reach-in closet can be beautiful as well as functional, just use some of these tips and you are on your way!
At Closets for Less, we pride ourselves on our customer service. We listen to what our customers want in their closets and design it to fit their needs. Our quick turnaround time on installations cannot be beat. Each closet is custom made to fit just for your closet.