These days, everybody is trying to find more closet space in their homes. Unfortunately, you can’t create extra closet space out of thin air. Or can you? With proper planning and the right organizational system, you can gain some much-needed extra closet space without changing the floor plan.
Here are some of the best ideas from Closet America’s organization and design experts that help homeowners find and take advantage of extra room storage:
Turn an Extra Room into Your Dream Closet Space
Many homeowners have a spare or “extra” room in their house that they aren’t using effectively. These spaces have potential but are rarely used for anything more than a dumping ground for items that don’t belong elsewhere. Why not give it a more defined purpose by transforming it into a closet? Doing so gives a significant amount of extra closet storage for storing clothes, seasonal decorations, recreational equipment, and more. The extra closet space these rooms provide also gives couples the opportunity to have His and Hers closets.
Transform the Attic into a Storage Space
Attics are traditionally dark, unfinished, dusty, and cramped, so most people don’t even consider the storage space they offer. However, even attics with low-angle ceilings offer valuable extra storage space you probably aren’t using right now. While it might not be the most convenient extra closet space, it’s a great area to store things you don’t need access to often. Use that attic space to store items like seasonal decorations, clothing, old files, and travel gear.
Use the Space Under the Stairs
You’d be surprised by just how much extra closet storage there might be under your stairs. This often-neglected area is a great place to add some versatile shelves and cabinets to house a variety of items, which will free up the existing closet space you have elsewhere. Many homeowners opt to make use of this extra closet space by storing dry food items to expand their pantry or their liquor collection. You can even add specialized drawers that can slide out and make better use of this space.
Add a Wall Bed with Storage
Unless you consistently host friends and family, guest rooms aren’t the most practical use of space. That’s a lot of unused square footage that could become extra closet storage with the addition of a Wall Bed unit. Wall Beds are just as comfortable as traditional beds but are much more convenient – the bed is there when you need it and then seamlessly disappears when you don’t. The unit the bed folds into can also include cabinetry, shelving, and drawers, so your guest room offers more functionality.
Don’t Let Blank Space Go Unused
Have a blank wall that you don’t know what to do with? It’s the perfect place to add some extra closet storage. You can easily add a storage unit, some shelving, or wall-mounted cubbies that will fill the space and give you more storage. However, if the area is small or cramped, a store-bought storage unit probably won’t be the best fit. Consider getting a custom-built unit designed to fit in your exact space for maximum practicality.
At Closet America, we’ve been finding and maximizing extra room storage in homes throughout the Washington, DC, and Baltimore metro areas for decades. We combine cutting-edge technology with exceptional craftsmanship to create custom organizational solutions that you can enjoy for years to come. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you maximize the closet space in your home!