Most of us have them and appreciate them, but many of us would rather that our closets … stay in the closet. But there is hope for disorganized, messy spaces. From premade closet organizing systems to custom configurations, there’s a solution that can work for you.
Project: Remodel your closet for better organization.
Why: Having your stuff organized feels good and makes finding everything easier.
1. Bedroom Wall Closet
The most common type of bedroom closet is a wall closet, also called reach-in. When you open doors or cupboard doors, the entire closet is accessible. Since the openings must be wide, there are some variations of doors. A slider is a normal thing, just like a bifold door. You can also have a double door (two doors open outside into the room) as shown.
The minimum depth for the wall cabinets is 24 inches inside the interior wall, not from the door’s face. This gives the hanger a few inches on the front and back when the hanger rod is in the middle of the room. The width for cabinets with two or more doors should be at least 60 inches; Cabinets with one door can be narrower.
2. Good Wall Closets Include
- Spaces for long and short hanging items
- Several open shelves of varying heights
- A bank of drawers (optional)
- A spot for shoes
- Places to hang ties and belts, and to stow handkerchiefs and scarfs
3. Linen Closet
One of the most overlooked storage areas is the linen cabinets. But well-organized space for sheets and towels is very useful every day.
The ideal depth of a linen is 16 to 20 inches, as shown here. This will make your linens easier to see. If your closet is deeper, just make the shelves more shallow.
4. Walk-in Closet
The walk-in closet has long been preferred because of their spacious accommodation with spacious wardrobes. If the clothes will hang on both sides, ideally the width should be 7 feet.
This will allow a 3-foot line in the center of the closet to move. Hold the temptation to coat the back wall with the stem, which tends to take up space, as the stem must overlap in the corners.
5. Custom Design Your Closets
Higher-end specially designed cabinets can be beautifully detailed, as shown here. Although these systems can be costly, they can free up bedroom space by eliminating the need for large cabinets or crates.
- Small linen cabinets: several hundred dollars, depending on the material
- Wall cabinets are simple size: below $1,000 or even $500 if you choose cheaper material
- Walk-in closet: at least $750
- High-quality and custom cabinets: a few thousand bucks, easy
Many businesses specialize in designing special cabinets, and they can usually provide estimates quickly. The policy differs about whether a home visit is required before the company designs anything, and whether there is a fee for the visit.
6. Typical Project Length
Do-it-yourselfers may be able to handle small cabinets in one weekend. More complex configurations may take several days. For specially designed cabinets, a professional needs to measure your space and design the system, but the actual installation only takes a day or two.
This floor plan shows the configuration for three cabinets: wall cabinets for coats, linen cabinets and large master bedroom cabinets. Note that the depth of the closet and linen are 24 inches.
The coat cupboard has a single hanging rod and two small doors that open towards the outside. Linen cabinets have shelves as deep as 20 inches and one door. The walk-in closet is 7 feet and features a 3-foot-wide central hallway.
The first step:
1. Consider what you need to keep and how you want to set it up.
2. Take measurements.
3. Determine what materials will meet your budget and requirements, and whether this will be a DIY project or need a professional.
System organizing cabinets are available in the hardware store and home improvement. Whether you choose either of them or choose a custom version, you have to choose between different types and finishes:
- A vinyl-coated wire system is not expensive, but not as strong as the panel design.
- For a panel system, you can opt for cheap melamine, but this inexpensive end result may not suit your needs.
- The end result is more expensive for wood.
- Wood Veneer is at the top end of the cost spectrum.
These cabinets show tremendous use of space, especially on the tip. The shallow shelf with drawers provides a place for socks, shoes, belts, and other small items. The depth of this fixture does not interfere with the edges of the stem on the rear wall, and allows plenty of room to comfortably reach the back corner of the closet.
Settings like this also help define an individual space for those who share a closet.
7. Layout Tips
If your walk-in width is less than 6 1/2 feet, place the hanging rod on one side and the shelf and shoe shelf on the other for good flow and accessibility.
Required permission: Less likely you need permission to overhaul your closet. However, if you are going to add or change lights, you may need them. Check your local building code.
8. Best Time to do this Project
This is an amazing project for spring or every time you do a massive cleanup. You will have a better feeling about what you need to keep and get fired for organizing.