How to Design a Closet That Works For You
Deciding how to create a closet that suits your lifestyle can sometimes be a challenge. Your closet can often affect whether you feel organized or scattered, and costs can depend on the details. In order to help you decide which closet design or style might work best for you, here are a few tips to create a space that is functional for years to come.
Organize & Design
Closets are as individual as the people who use them, and they can be customized as richly or as economically as you choose. Determining what items you will be storing upfront will help you understand the space and components you need as you design or re-design your closet.
For example, if you already have a dresser with multiple drawers in your bedroom, you might not need extra shelving or cabinetry in your closet space.
One of the biggest ways a homeowner can save money on a closet redesign is through implementing open shelving. If you have more blouses, shirts, pants and skirts versus dresses that need more length, maybe doubling up on rods will help economize your space. If you have enough space for short shelving under a bed for shoes, that may help you allot more space in the actual closet area.
Some people want to make more use of their closet space by including a dressing area or even an island with drawers and countertop space. A professional designer can help you determine whether that kind of space makes sense or if it would be useful to you.
All this planning will come to great use when you walk into your closet every day, and have exactly the closet style that fits your needs.
Determine Which Materials You Prefer…and What the Price Points Are
There is a multitude of options you can use to design your closet space. If limiting expense is paramount above all else, choose metal above wood wherever you can for a more economical closet.
However, some people love the idea of a wood-dominated closet space. Solid wood closets are beautiful, but they do come at a price.
While wood is generally the most expensive option, there are premium laminates that are almost indistinguishable from their wood counterparts and much less expensive. There is also the option of using solid wood for door and drawer fronts and a less expensive material that is still sturdy for the internal structure of the shelving and drawers. If you choose this, you could end up with vastly different costs but little difference in look of the closet.
Design can be modified in multiple ways to help you build the exact closet you’re looking for. Design/build professionals like those at Tracy Tesmer Design/Remodeling can help you create the right space for you that fits your budget. Give us a call at (678) 450-1700 to start building your dream closet.