4 Ways to Get the Most Space Out of Your Closet
One of the beautiful things about closets is that they can hold a lot of stuff when they are designed properly. I am passionate about spending money on closet design, especially for the bedroom, because it really frees up space in the room that would otherwise be taken up by bulky dressers.
If you buy a new home in Orlando, it’s so worthwhile to design the closets from the start so you can have a wonderful organized space to live in. Now if you’re not moving anytime soon, you can still get more space out of your closet. Here are a few ways to do it:
Shoe Shelving – Floating shelves are handy for storing shoes and boots, while leaving extra space for new purchases. With your shoes off the floor, you can use that extra space to store other items, such as workout gear.
Off-Season Storage – Since we are blessed with warm weather much of the year in Central Florida, there’s no need to keep sweaters out and about. The perfect place for off-season items is the top shelf of your closet. Baskets or bins are great to hold these items. Just be sure to label them to refresh your memory about what’s inside. Accessory Storage – There are several ways you can store accessories in your closet. You can keep purses in a storage bin on a shelf, or install decorative hooks or cabinet knobs on the closet wall for hanging those items. Hanger Management – If you do much dry cleaning, you probably have an assortment of wire hangers “hanging” around the house. My advice? Ditch them and invest in high quality matching hangers to create a seamless look in your closet. You’ll also avoid leaving shoulder dents in your clothing. You can organize your clothes by type or color to make getting dressed in the morning a breeze.
The following photos are examples of closets that were designed and installed by Debbie Dryden of Tailored Living. They show that the right closet design can maximize even the narrowest of spaces. And drawers can be utilized in areas with bi-fold closet doors so there's no dead space.