Gone are the days when closets were just a bunch of rods and shelves put together in one place. In today's world, cabinets come with a variety of functions and can be designed exactly the way you want. The cabinet needs to be adjustable, durable and easy to use, as it is used first thing in the morning and every time it is changed.
Efficiently designing your entry-level closet will save you time and effort every day while trying to find an outfit. Custom cabinets give you the flexibility to design them the way you want. These tips from the pros will introduce you to some factors to consider when designing your closet.
Most builders leave a space at the top between the closet and the ceiling and a space at the bottom that wastes valuable space that you can use efficiently. You don't need to install additional shelves as you can use stackable storage. Place trash cans on tall shelves and roll boxes on the floor under the closet. If you have enough space, you can add another clothes rail. These spaces are more difficult to reach for everyday use. Therefore, keep seasonal clothing or items that you do not use regularly.
Function over style
We all want our cabinets to look as stylish as possible. It feels good to look at an aesthetically pleasing closet first thing in the morning. However, if your wardrobe decoration takes up a lot of space to store your clothes, then you should prioritize function over style. Look for ideas on how to make efficient use of spaces in your closet while designing your entry-level closet. You need to store your shoes, bags, clothes, and other items in place of a flower vase. Your closet may not initially look the way you want it to, but it will reduce the frustration you feel when you can't find your work clothes in the morning.
Lighting is essential
How can you find everything you want in a closet when you can't see it? Natural light from the windows can be enough to find your clothes in the morning, but you need reliable lighting at night. It may be difficult to install lighting in pre-made cabinets, but custom cabinets give you the versatility to install lighting wherever you want. Leaving a source of light behind will cast shadows over what you want to see. Therefore, it is better to install lights in the closet. Be aware, however, that incandescent lamps pose a fire hazard as they generate heat in an enclosed space with flammable materials. Opt for fluorescent lighting to make sure nothing bad happens to your precious closet.
Design with adjustability in mind
Fashion is always changing and the clothes you wore last summer are no longer trendy this summer. Having your shelves and rails locked in place can be a problem as you regularly add different measurements of clothing and they may not fit into your current setup. A laminate cabinet system with incremental holes prevents these problems from occurring because you can easily adjust the height of a shelf or bar by moving it from one hole to another. In addition, it can be an advantage if, for example, your child shares the closet and you can adjust the shelves and rails so that they can easily access their clothes.
Don't forget about drawers
Unfortunately, most people forget the importance of drawers when designing their cabinets. Drawers make the closet look more stylish and they hold more things. You can put two to three volumes more clothes in drawers than you can hang them up. Having organized the drawers well will allow you to store your socks, underwear, scarves, and other small items more efficiently and easily find them while you get ready to go out. However, make sure that you install them at a reasonable height so that you don't have to bend over while looking for your favorite pair of socks.
Using all of these tips will turn your reach-in closet from normal to amazing and efficient. The closet is an essential part for everyone as it is used several times a day for various reasons. It is for this reason that you should consider whether you shouldn't be frustrated while looking for a particular piece of clothing. Do not leave any space wasted as you can store additional items. Always put function first, make your wardrobe adjustable and don't forget to place drawers.