What to Consider Before Buying a Custom Closet

In order to maximize space and minimize clutter, an increasing number of homeowners are turning to custom closet solutions for their homes. However, selecting the right custom closet features can be more challenging than you think. With so many options at your fingertips, it can be hard to know what will work for you and what won’t.

So, to aid you in your quest for the ideal custom closet, here are some tips from our experts at More Space Place Jacksonville. Use them to narrow your search for optimal storage and to refine exactly what you’ll need in the custom closet of your dreams.

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1. Decide how much you want to hang and fold.

Depending on your preference, you may want more rods and lift systems for hanging storage, or you may prefer more shelving and drawers. Most homeowners choose a combination of the two, depending on their needs. 

Naturally, you’ll need some sort of storage for shoes (such as shelves or cubbies) and additional space for accessories like gloves, hats, and bags, and more.

2. Decide how best to divide the closet

When sharing closets with a partner, most people simply divide their space down the middle, so each person has an equal half. However, every person requires varied storage systems, so a better solution is to customize each side of your closet, based on your unique needs. Take into consideration jewelry, scarves, purses, tie racks, belts, etc. You will want to include a space for all of these things in your custom closet.

3. Have a space for baskets and hampers.

Your closet will mostly store fresh, clean clothing, but you’ll surely have dirty clothes that will need storing as well. In this case, having a few baskets or hampers is essential. We recommend organizing your hampers in the same way you do your laundry. This may mean having two hampers — one for lights and one for darks — or dividing your laundry by fabric or by delicates vs. regular items.

4. Consider non-clothing and accessory storage.

What else do you use when you get ready for the day? Consider adding storage for these items. 

For example, you might include a fold-up or fold-away ironing board, plus storage for the actual iron and your press cloth and starch spray. Or, you might choose to carve out a place for things like makeup, hair styling products, or a sewing kit for quick fixes.

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Our design consultants at More Space Place Jacksonville are here to answer your questions about selecting the ideal custom closet for your home. Call now to book your free design consultation!