How To Master Your Closet Remodel
How to master your closet remodel
Your closet is not necessarily the focal point of your home, but it is still important. A well-designed closet is, in many ways, the foundation of an organized and practical dwelling space. A well-designed closet depends on a few things:
- Amount of space you have to work with
- Your budget
- What you plan to store
In any case, a closet remodel is an opportunity to transform a basic or inadequate closet into a fortress of functionality, efficiency, and style. If your home improvement goals involve remodeling a closet, read on to learn all about some closet remodeling tips and best practices.
Getting started on a closet remodel
While any would-be closet remodeler is probably most excited about selecting and installing shelving, drawers, and closet rods, don’t get ahead of yourself. Don’t also think doing it on your own is going to be a breeze. The first step in a successful closet remodel is to take inventory.
Do a general analysis of what is working and what is not working. This includes not only storage elements but your personal belongings as well. Go through your closet and remove items you don’t intend to wear or use anymore (donate, sell, or throw away). You should also remove anything that should be stored elsewhere.
Take a look at what remains so that when you start working on the layout of your closet, you have an idea of what type of configuration makes the most sense for you. For example, if you like to where dresses, you will need plenty of tall hanging space, whereas a shoe enthusiast is going to need plenty of shoe storage.
Create a plan
Once you’ve taken inventory of the items in your closet, you can start mapping out your closet remodeling plan. This plan should address the four main facets of any remodel:
Type of closet systems
As for the various closet systems out there, what is the difference between them, and does it really matter? All systems can provide what you need for storage, but each solution will have a different look and feel. There is the DIY closet, Pre-fab wire closet systems, semi-custom and custom closet systems. If you are on a tight budget and are choosing to do this on your own, the DIY closet is your best bet but don’t rule out a custom closet system. They aren’t as expensive as you think.
A custom closet system is done through a professional closet company. When you consider this route, an expert will come into your home, take measurements, and ask you questions such as what the space will be used for. Next, they will create a floor plan for your closet. Once you have approved, reworked, or made changes to the plan, they will get to work creating a custom closet just for you and your needs.