Custom Closet Design Ideas
Custom built storage solutions including functional islands and armoires, convenient dressing areas, and a myriad of wonderful design details will enhance your experience every morning as you get dressed. Here are some great ideas for creating fabulous custom closets. Lighting is always an important element for a closet and lighting can be added on the rods to illuminate the space. You can include a skylight for a source of natural light but be sure the direct sunlight won’t fade clothing. Adding backlight inside the closet is very convenient, too. A gorgeous chandelier or a favorite light fixture will make your walk in closet area an even more attractive part of your home. Beautiful custom flooring will add elegance, too. A Persian or other carpet can then be added. Wood floors are always a great option for a closet and are easy to clean with a microfiber dry mop. Color is important in your closet area and you can coordinate your favorite colors on your walls, drawers and other cabinetry. To enlarge the feel of your closet, paint the same color in different hues with different textures and finishes. Attractive wallpaper can also add to the ambience of your closet. How about using some beautiful antique, crystal or glittery drawer pulls and other hardware? Be sure to add a large coat hook so you can hang up your outfit for the next day. If you can, include a dressing table with a lighted mirror to coordinate your clothing and make up. Add a triple pane full length mirror for seeing all sides of your attire.
In your closet, paint the same color in different hues with different textures and finishes. Attractive wallpaper can also add to the ambience of your closet. How about using some beautiful antique, crystal or glittery drawer pulls and other hardware? Be sure to add a large coat hook so you can hang up your outfit for the next day. If you can, include a dressing table with a lighted mirror to coordinate your clothing and make up. Add a triple pane full length mirror for seeing all sides of your attire. In your closet area, add a comfortable chair and perhaps a padded center bench or ottoman for comfort and convenience — for and putting on you boots, shoes and socks.
You can hide a closet easily with custom cabinetry or a beautiful free standing armoire. Why not line your walls with custom cabinets that include great pullouts for shoes.
Your closet rods should ideally be pull down for easier access to your clothes that you hang up higher. Don't just have one rod across your closet as you will be wasting a lot of usable space down below. Be sure sure to leave room for longer pieces such as coats. skirts and long dresses but install two rods, one over the other for shirts and jackets on top with pants and skirts on the bottom. You could add more than one shelf over the rod which makes it much easier to keep folded sweaters and other items well organized. It might be helpful to also have a small folding ladder inside your closet to easily reach the higher suc: :“s when needed. Shoe storage can be accomplished in a number of ways but shelves make it easy to display your shoes with one toe facing out and one heel facing out It's easier to ﬁnd the right pair more quickly if you can View both the front and the back of the shoes. The shoe racks can be angled so they’re easier to see and a boot rack for all of your tall boots will be very convenient.
There can be extra space for shelving outside of your closet and they may be a great place to display attractive accessories, including hat boxes, necklaces. bracelets, scarves, belts, ties and more. There can also be compartmentalized velvet-lined drawers to hold your other jewelry and accessories. An ironing board can be added for those quick touch ups as you dress. For men. closets are an important place as well. Their well-built custom walk in closet can include shelves for multiple pairs of shoes, pullout drawers with holders for many pairs of sunglasses and more. Closets can feature inside lighting and custom glass ' ers, pullout hangers, drawers for cuff links and even a drawer for a briefcase. Custom drawers for ties will keep them wrinkle free and easy to access. Having the space to hang up suit pants properly will allow suits to stay neatly pressed.
Men may prefer a more conservative traditional Old World style with rich wood tones and elegant detailing like antique frosted or clear glass, beautifully carved panels, light ﬁxtures and leather hardware and accents.
Custom built his or her islands can be created to add storage and hold lots of special items convenient for your closet area.
How about a prince or princess-like custom closet built especially for children that are more easily accessible for their smaller size. These kids’ closets can be built to hold appropriately sized clothing, toys, books and more. Adjustable shelving can be used to move higher as the child grows taller.
For those of us trying to stay ﬁt. why not create a special custom closet space for exercise equipment, drawers for biking shorts and sports bras. a drawer for sweatbands, space for yoga mats, kettlebells, balls, free weights, tennis shoes, room for hanging active wear and even a mini-refrigerator for cold water. It will make it simpler to get to your workout, too!
Add a flat screen television and quality home theater sound for enhancing your dressing experience. Finish up with some favorite antiques and a beautiful vase of fresh ﬂowers and you will have a luxury closet that to enjoy for years to come.
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DeFatima Silva, MA, REALTOR®. Test of
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