We all dream about it: a custom-designed closet, preferably walk-in, with all your clothing, footwear and accessories in sight and at arms’ reach. The kind of space which makes getting dressed in the morning feel like shopping on Madison Avenue.
And wouldn’t it be nice to have all your storage areas (basement, pantry etc.) organized and clutter free?
If you’re ready to take the plunge, here are some common design mistakes you should seek to avoid when designing your closet oasis.
Not Fully Utilizing All Of The Available Space
One of the biggest design mistakes is not maximizing all of the available space. When you’re looking to increase storage room, every inch counts. Tap into all the available vertical area by filling the full height of the wall with tall organization systems. Make the most of every nook and cranny with adjustable shelving and hanging rods that are custom cut to fit the exact dimensions of your space.
Failing To Realize Room Corners Are An Asset
Corners don’t have to be dead space. Proper spacing and a clever shelf design can make this area more functional so not an inch of storage space is wasted. In your closet, leave sufficient space between sections to allow for access to items you use most often.
Not Following The 80/20 Clothing Storage Rule
The majority of us only wear 20% of the clothing in our closets 80% of the time. That means most of our clothes are worn sporadically or stored for the seasons. Take this into consideration when planning your new space. The layout should allow for convenient access to items that are used frequently and make room for overflow storage. Situate shelves, hanging rods and drawers to make it simple to get to items that are worn often. Use the top shelves to stow seldom-used items such as hats, seasonal apparel and extra blankets.
Skimping On Quality Materials
If you want your home organization system to have a long lifespan, insist on quality materials and a thickness that provide exceptional durability. Also think about features like soft-close drawers – they may cost a little more at the outset, but the end result will be that much better.
Overlooking options and accessories
You may be surprised to learn how simple it can be to personalize an organization system to match your needs and lifestyle. Including clever storage options and accessories can add style and efficiency while making it simple to maintain an organized home. For example, slide-out baskets in your pantry can keep produce or linens within sight and easy to reach.
Courtesy: Homeservice Club of Canada