When customizing a closet system, it is really easy to get caught up in the measurements, colors and style of the project. The one design element that tends to get overlooked and can make a closet truly functional is the accessories. They play a significant role in organizing the items in your closet so they are easy to store and accessible when needed. So what are closet accessories and how do you know which ones are best for your needs? Here are some practical ideas that will ensure you love your system for many years.
When it comes to closet design ideas there are a lot out there to choose from. Depending on your level of experience with home organization projects, you may already know some strategies and tricks of the trade. Other elements of the overall design and how it results in overall usability might need to be brought to your attention by professionals with years of expertise in the field to ensure that the space is made functional for you and your specific needs. Ideas that will make getting ready for the day easier, keep everything visible and easily accessible, and possibly even maximize space.
A couple who had lived in the same home for over 15 years needed a compromise. The biggest point of contention was whether to list the house on the market, or stay in the current home they love. The couple decided to reach out to us and presented us with the challenge of coming up with a way to make everybody happy by making practical use out of underutilized square footage. Our Designer, Jennifer Molinelli, met with the couple where she listened to them both and assessed their needs. They wanted a natural extension of their master bedroom that would elevate their seldom-used sitting room to include a storage solution for clothing, a vast jewelry collection, handbags and sentimental gifts from family members. Taking into account the specific items they needed to accommodate and the type of organization that would work best for them, Jennifer designed a stylish and functional room with a lighted vanity, display areas, window seat and a blend of open and concealed storage. Now, everything has a home and they both love their new space. And needless to say, they did not sell their house.
Maria Johnson’s 1940s split-level home served as the model when her neighborhood was being developed. It’s got an extra bedroom and large closets compared to what was common at the time. But none of the closets in her house were working effectively for her family. The walk-in closet in Maria’s master bedroom is L-shaped, and acts as a passageway from the bedroom to the master bathroom. This dual purpose means the closet needs to work efficiently and stay organized so people can easily pass through the space. The previous homeowners had built two reach-in closets in the space that made it feel cramped and created an unused “dead” area at the end of the closet. Maria knew the space could work better for her and her husband, so she enlisted professional help.
Making a color decision can be tough, whether you’re choosing a new backsplash for your kitchen, replacing the bedding in your guest room or adding a custom closet to your house. You want your home to be your style, but you don’t want to regret the decision in six months.
Whether you sat in back-to-back meetings all day and didn’t accomplish much “real work,” you spent your commute in traffic or you simply have too much to do in too little time, it’s easy to get stressed out every now and then. And finding ways to manage stress can sometimes cause you only to stress out more. One area of your life that may be contributing to feeling stressed could be coming from where you least expect it: your closet. Searching for a shirt hidden in a sea of hanging storage, struggling to find a misplaced pair of shoes or even untangling a mess of necklaces to find the right one during your morning routine can throw off your whole day.