What Makes A Good Closet Design?

You might not have considered the aspects of good closet design, but believe it or not, there’s a lot that goes into making a mediocre closet space so much better. And if you’re aiming for a custom closet, not only will it give you space to store all your clothes, shoes and accessories, it can offer a place that’s a reflection of you and your home. There are several great features and accessories to consider if you’re searching for good, common sense closet design:

1. Incorporate your personal style

Since your closet is tucked away and yet a reflection of your own personality, it’s a wise idea to allow it to be “you”. Choose colors and simple design choices to personalize your space. The Closet Works has a wide range of colors to choose from when it comes to closet design.

2. A Valet Bar

When you’re possibly spending a small fortune on dry cleaning, or you’ve gone to the trouble to handpick an outfit, or have a fresh-pressed ensemble, the valet bar is the perfect addition to make your closet work for you. A valet bar in your closet area can make life easier – no more throwing clothes on your bed, removing the plastic and re-hanging them. Instead, hang them neatly on the valet bar when you get home, remove the plastic and place them on your good hangers. It’s that simple. Or hang an outfit on a valet bar in order to make choosing what you’ll wear a fast process. Bottom line – valet bars allow you to have a good visual and a handy hanging accessory.

pull out valet bar with hanging suit jackets

3. Tie and Belt Racks

Rather than have an unsightly pile of belts or a heap of wrinkled ties, keep all of your ties wrinkle-free and your belts easily accessible with the right storage. They can match the color of your project and the finish of your handles. And best of all, they’re an easy way to add storage without taking up a lot of space.

4. Hooks

It seems like a simple idea, but hooks are an easy way to provide a spot for everything in your closet. Hooks are a perfect way to store hats and bags, or clothes you plan to wear again soon. Rather than tossing them on the floor, or folding them up, placing them on your bed post or dresser, just hang them on a simple hook. They come in all shapes and sizes, and can fit the overall style of your closet, adding a nice design element.

5. Drawer dividers for efficient storage

There is no bigger closet disaster than trying to find a place to store all your smaller accessories. Special items require specialized storage. Velvet jewelry inserts to hold each ring or bauble and drawer dividers to hold each rolled up tie or undergarment. Inserts and dividers can really help personalize the storage in your closet organizer.

Jewelry Drawer with matte gold handles and velvet lined inserts

6. Specialized Accessories

Unique problems demand creative solutions. We have a variety of options – from shelves, scarf racks, shoe fences, lazy susans and ironing boards. Shelves are perfect for shoes, folded garments and other items that otherwise can’t be on a hanger or hook. Cubbies are a good complement to shelves and can store your sneakers, flats, sandals and flip-flops. With dedicated shoe storage you’ll feel like royalty every time you step in your closet. An added fold-out ironing board allows you to work effortlessly to keep clothes neat and presentable before you store them.

Above all, when you consider the design process for a good closet, keep in mind the features that will make your life easier, and your storage options versatile.

At The Closet Works, our team of professionals can assess and assist you to find the right solution for your organizational needs. To learn more about organization and how an effective custom storage solution can transform your home, reach out to us for a free in-home design consultation. Qualified personnel with years of industry experience are waiting to help answer any questions you may have.