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Tips for Adding Custom Closets To Your Vacation Home

As the owner of a vacation home, it’s your job to ensure that those guests enjoy their accommodations. One way to do that is by adding custom storage to your bedroom closets. Custom closets easily beat out DIY storage. They’re not only sturdier than a closet system you build yourself, but you can add more functional and beautiful options with a custom solution.

For many families, a vacation home can take on almost mythical status—it’s where summers are spent and memories are made. Whether it’s in the mountains or down the shore, you likely welcome extended family, friends and other guests during the summer months. With an ever-rotating guest list, the need for efficient storage is magnified, particularly in storage-starved secondary residences.

Here’s how to create a custom closet in your vacation home sure to impress any guest.

Custom wardrobe closet with clothes neatly hung

Add a Variety of Storage Options

Custom closets allow you to add different types of storage for a variety of clothing, which is, of course, helpful at home. But in a vacation home, where you’re serving needs of many different people, having different options for storage could make your guests feel more comfortable and at home.

Shelves and hanging sections at different heights give your guests plenty of options for storing all of their clothes for the week. And including drawers in a reach-in or walk-in closet can help you eliminate the need for a dresser in the room. This is especially helpful for some older vacation homes that typically have small bedrooms. Alternatively, you can combine a drawers, shelves and hanging spaces into a single built-in wardrobe unit.

Try Out Unique Colors, Finishes and Hardware

While you might be more comfortable with a custom closet in classic white at home, your cottage at the beach or in the mountains provides opportunity to have a little fun. The Closet Works offers over 100 colors and textures, including a variety of wood finishes for your house near hiking trails. Or cool grays, neutral tones and solid colors with beachy blue undertones for your house near the shore.

Pulls and knobs are available in a bunch of different styles and finishes so the decorative hardware matches the overall look and feel of your home. Choose drawer pulls in rustic copper or oil-rubbed bronze for your home in the woods, or Victorian-style crystal hardware for an old shore home. More eclectic handles with a ripple style mimic the look of waves.

Tafisa finishes for custom closets in vacation homes

Complement the Space with Accessories That’ll Wow Your Guests

Your vacation home is not only a retreat for your friends and family; it’s a place where memories will be made. Details in the house can help to take those memories to an even higher level.

A valet bar and hooks are useful accessories for putting outfits together, and a tilt-out hamper is helpful to have for longer stays. A wall-mounted or pull-out ironing board makes it easy for your guests to quickly set up the ironing board, and a slide-out swivel mirror is a unique way to add a mirror without taking up wall space.

Water fall hook holding shirts in a custom closet

Vacation homes are often magical places for families—but some of that magic disappears if you have piles of clothes everywhere. If you’re interested in sprucing up your vacation home, visit our showroom or reach out to us for a free in-home consultation.

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