7 New Closet Design Ideas to Revitalize Old Storage Spaces

New Closet Design Ideas

Sometimes you need some new closet design ideas. You can tell when it’s time. Things in the closet start looking dull and dingy, and there’s no escaping it. If your closet is grimy and your storage system is rickety, everything starts to look awful, even your nicest evening attire. 

Closets like that can suck away your enthusiasm for the day just by starting things off on the wrong foot. You might even start to dread getting ready in the morning, knowing how grim a sight will await you when you crack open that closet door.

You know you need to do something about it before it gets worse. Luckily, you can—and it’s not as hard as you might think. Closet America has some suggestions that could make a huge difference in your closets and, by extension, the rest of your home.

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New Closet Design Ideas for Every Situation

The first thing to do to get your closet redesign underway is to figure out what you want. Clean and pretty are must-have aspects, sure, but closets are ultimately all about functionality. You want your new closet design to not just look nice, but work well within your daily routine.

Here are a few ideas for how you can make that happen.

1. Walk Into a Master Closet That Works

Your walk-in closet can be a blessing or a curse. So much space—room for everything. But that’s not so great when there are just a few gritty shelves and a big floor to throw things on. There are so many wonderful things you can do with a big closet. Consider these:

  • Drawers, shelves and cabinets—sturdy and beautiful; choose as many as you need!

  • Shoe shelves—clever, useful, and elegant.

  • Hidden ironing board—ready when you need it, and easily stored out of the way when you don’t.

  • Fold-out hamper—with linen lining for ultra-convenience.

  • An island—that counter space will come in handy when folding clothes, laying out outfits for the week, or choosing among many accessories.

2. Create a Beautiful Coat Closet

Coat closets are one of the most neglected spaces in most homes. We use them all the time, but we still let them become dark and stuffy. Since they tend to be small, it can be hard to figure out the best layout for them. Consider the following to help make the most of your space:

  • Wardrobe lift—use the space up top thanks to a retractable stainless-steel rod.

  • Chrome baskets—great for storing miscellany such as gloves, mittens, the dog’s leash, spare keys, et cetera.

  • Shoe shelves—easily stackable above or below the baskets.

  • Chrome hooks mounted on the inside of the door—for hats or coats.

  • Retractable scarf rack—for easy organization and storage of delicate items.

3. Pack Away Your Linens Effectively

The linen closet holds so many different things. Not only are there many kinds of “linen,” but this is also the space that tends to absorb the overflow from the closets, kids’ rooms, and everywhere else. And that's okay, as long as you can keep it organized. The following can help:

  • Pull-out chrome baskets—make bulky items easy to store and quick to reach.

  • Adjustable shelving—allows you to separate linens by type and store them compactly.

  • Drawers—keep small items together and in order.

  • Fold-out hamper—into which you can easily toss towels and other linens in need of laundering come chore day.

  • Over-the-door organizer—for the things you need most often.

4. Keep Your Collection in the Closet

A good closet remodel can make life easier throughout the house. If you have a hobby that your family is literally tripping over, why not create a lovely storage and display area in your closet? Try including custom options like the ones below to really personalize your display:

  • Customized drawers—velvet lined to hold small items safely and attractively.

  • Adjustable shelving—for compact storage.

  • Slide-out racks—for easy access.

  • Countertop—for sorting, working, or just display.

  • LED lighting—to highlight your showpieces.

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5. Make Your Pantry More Appetizing

Not only will you like cooking better, but your meals will taste better with a fresh, beautiful pantry. Think we’re kidding? Try it! How about:

  • Floor-to-ceiling lazy Susans—an effective way to use that corner space.

  • Adjustable shelving—all the way from floor to ceiling too for efficiency and ease of use.

  • Customized drawers—protection and organization for your linens and tableware.

  • Chrome baskets—ideal storage conditions for fruits and vegetables, handy for bulk items.

  • Spice and bottle racks—the last word in convenience when you’re cooking.

6. Come Clean in a New Laundry Closet

There is no right size for a laundry room. If it’s too big, it’s hard to keep organized, and if it’s too small, it’s still hard to keep organized—unless, of course, you come up with a custom solution. Make laundry day simpler with the following features:

  • Shelving—the big empty spot above the washer is a great place to keep the washing products.

  • Wardrobe lifts—treat your good clothes well, and keep them out of the way until you’re ready.

  • Fold-out hamper—keep the rest of the laundry contained and out of sight.

  • Hidden ironing board—the secret weapon of all the best laundry rooms.

  • Countertop—for extra surface space and storage space underneath.

7. Cleanliness Starts in the Mudroom

Another way to keep the house nice is to spruce up the entryway. You can create or upgrade your mudroom and, as the name promises, keep the mud contained there. Here are a few tricks to make it happen:

  • Lockers—with or without doors, they keep everyone’s gear neat and separate.

  • Chrome baskets—hold dog toys and sports equipment where you need them.

  • Shoe shelves—you may need plenty of these.

  • A bench—for getting that footwear on and off.

  • Countertop—no more forgotten lunches when they’re set out here in the morning!

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New Closet Designs with Lasting Quality 

When you’ve been inspired by new closet design ideas and are ready to put your grand plans into action, a consultation with an expert can be a big help. That’s why we make it easy for you to schedule a free consultation with a Closet America designer. Our expert designer will come to your home at a convenient time and show you what your new closets can look like using 3D CAD technology

All Closet America systems have floor-standing support to ensure stability and strength. Our storage systems are built with the highest quality European hardware. Our ¾-inch shelving has a scratch-resistant thermofused finish for durability and aesthetic appeal. And all of our work comes with a transferrable warranty.

Contact Closet America today to make an appointment for a design consultation to begin your journey to beautiful, well-organized closets. Once you go custom, you’ll never want to go back!