It’s important that we not fall into the common notion that closets are a “one-size fits all” approach. While you may be able to make any old closet work for you, the ideal bedroom closet will have all of your specific needs handled. If you’re building out a new bedroom closet or just redoing an existing one, there are a few pitfalls one wants to avoid during the planning and construction phase—today, we take a look at some of the most important things to keep in mind.
Not Knowing How Much Stuff You Have
First and foremost, you need to determine what your needs are. How much stuff do you already have in your bedroom closet? You may want to begin by tallying up all of the hanging items. Lay them flat, with their hangers still attached, and check the heights of your items as well so you know how much vertical space you’ll need. Next up, check your folding clothes and any extra items that may need some space. Knowing how much you own makes it much easier when you go into the designing and planning process.
Not Knowing the Dimensions of Your Space
Next, you must know how much space you have to work with. An ideal reach-in closet is between 6 and 8 feet in width and 24 to 30 inches deep in depth. This is why most people opt for standard double doors, given that you have enough room for them to open outwards. It’s important to know how much space you have to work with and whether or not all of your belongings will fit while still being able to open and close the doors easily.
Don’t mix up cave closets for luxurious walk-in closets: they’re just not the same. Cave closets are narrow, deep boxes, or dark L-shaped designs. This makes it difficult to access your clothing, especially if the lighting isn’t properly implemented, so it’s important to think about design elements like putting bins on shelves to make everything easily accessible.
If you’re dealing with a sloped-wall closet, it can make things difficult since you’re going to have a lot of difficult spaces to manage. Sloped-wall closets are those closets you see tucked under rooflines, especially common in converted attics. To make this work, clothing rods should be positioned front to back between the return walls and back wall.
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