Perhaps inspired by the closets seen on popular home design television shows and websites, homeowners are beginning to look at their closets in a new light. Whether your closets are the size of a small bedroom or the size of a locker, here are a few tips to help you get the storage spaces you’ve always wanted.
Clear Everything and Organize
Clear everything out of the closet, and organize it into three piles: keep, donate or toss. By clearing the clutter and getting rid of items that are broken or underused, you’ll have more room for items that you use and love.
Assess Your Space
Assess the space you have, and decide how you want to organize and store your items. Discount department stores and specialty shops have a variety of baskets, shelves, hanging rods, drawer units, etc. to store your stuff.
Great lighting will help you see everything that you have, from clothing to craft supplies. However, it’s important to have a licensed electrician install it so that you can be sure that it’s safe to use.
Have Fun with Colors
Don’t be afraid to experiment with bold color and patterns. Since your items will fill most of the space, pops of bright color or bold patterns will give the space some character.
Take off the doors, and put up curtains. Closets in older homes tend to be smaller than ones in newer homes. However, you can create the illusion of space by removing the door and putting up a curtain. Tie back the curtain when you want to see your items at once or close it when you don’t. This is ideal for bedrooms, hobby rooms, and playrooms.
Install Built-In Custom Cabinets
Cabinets aren’t just for kitchens anymore. In homes with small closets, floor-to-ceiling cabinets may give you the space you need, and they come in sizes that are perfect for the items you intend to store.
Turn a Wall into a Closet
Who says a closet has to be built into a room? Line up a dresser, hutch, cabinet, shelving, bookcase, etc. along a wall of the room. Mix and match the furniture to fit your needs. Paint it all the same color to create the look of uniformity.
These tricks can, not only make sure you have stylish closets, but it will also solve the clutter problem in your home. Making these efforts can certainly increase your home value overtime and attract buyers if you’re selling. Call me today for more information!
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