Your closet should be one of the first things that come to mind when thinking about remodeling or renovating your home. Revamping your closet into a space that’s equal parts functional and aesthetically pleasing will offer other benefits that make life better. If you haven’t thought about it before, read on to gain an idea of what your dream closet will look like and how it’ll transform your life.
While a men’s dream closet and a woman’s dream closet will differ in some areas, there are several elements that need to be prioritized in both spaces. Here’s everything you need to consider when designing your dream closet:
Function & Utility
Functionality is something you’ll need to always keep in mind while designing your dream closet. After all, a closet’s primary purpose is to keep your clothing and accessories neat and tidy. Creating designed spaces for differing clothing and accessories is an organized way to do this. There are many ways to maximize your closet’s functionality and usability such as: storing similar articles of clothing near each other, adding lights for better visibility, or adding practical features like valet rods, shelves, drawers, and built-in laundry hampers.
Do You Need a Mirror? Seating?
You might think, “I want my dream closet to feel more like a boutique fitting room than a closet.” In that case, adding a mirror and some seating options is a must. Mirrors can make a small space feel larger, brighter, and more open. A small accent chair or bench gives you a place to sit and think through your outfit for the day or put on laced or strappy shoes without worrying about tripping. While these are things more commonly found in women’s dream closets, mirrors and seating options can really add to the design and functionality of men’s dream closets too!
Assessing Your Storage Needs
You might want your dream closet to have all the bells and whistles like shoe shelves, tie racks, belt racks, a hide-away ironing board, and more. However, when designing your closet you should plan to set some space aside for storage. When planning how much space you want to dedicate to storage in your dream closet design, we recommend taking inventory of all your clothing and accessories before coming to a decision. That way, you actually know what your storage needs are and can address them properly.
Do You Prefer to Hang or Fold Your Clothing?
Your dream closet should be a space that accommodates not only all your clothing and accessories but also your preferences for how you like to store these items. If you prefer hanging up your clothes, you should maximize your vertical space with double hanging rods. If you prefer to fold your clothes, you will want to add a mix of drawers, shelving, and cubbies.
Don’t Forget About Accessories
If you have a lot of accessories like hats, belts, and jewelry, don’t forget that they’ll need their own dedicated space when designing your dream closet. In some cases, simply leaving some space on a shelf or in a cubby will be good enough to store these in. However, if you have a lot of a certain item, you may want to consider adding a closet storage feature specifically for them.
No matter what your dream closet looks like when you picture it in your head, Closet America can bring your vision to life. We specialize in luxury closet design and installation and have unmatched industry-leading guarantees, craftsmanship, and state-of-the-art technology. Ready to create something special? Call our professional designer team today to schedule a free consultation! If you can dream it, we can build it.