Designing a closet system for your living space can be a fun and exhilarating experience. For some, the project of finding and designing a closet system can be frustrating because there are many different types and styles to choose from. Before heading out to the nearest closet design center, consider the following questions to help you make the right choice in closet system for your home:
What will you be organizing? Of course there are items in your closet, but what types of items and how many? Will you need an area for a man and a separate area for a woman? Will you need space for hanging clothes as well as folded clothing? How much space is needed for shoes, belts, ties, or other items? Will you be keeping hats, scarves, hair accessories or jewelry in the closet?
What types of material do you prefer? Finer quality closet systems are constructed of solid wood. There are less expensive versions using laminate, plastic, and even metal shelving. Aesthetically, you should consider using one type of design material for your closet to maintain an attractive look and for a better structural fit.
Should you consider eco-friendly options? Some closet design companies provide green options that are environmentally friendly. Solid wood can be a very sound and environmentally friendly option to consider.
What finish should you have? Some people prefer the darker color finishes, while others prefer brighter colors. Consider the overall design theme of your home and closet area to determine what finish or color would work best for you.
Reach in or walk in? There are reach in systems for smaller spaces as well as walk in systems when you have a larger amount of space to use. Some people may choose a combination - utilizing reach in for linens or towels while leveraging walk in systems for clothing and other items.
What to put where? Some people may choose to place shoe storage in the floor area, and place hat or hair accessory storage in the upper area. Consider your height and reach requirements to determine how high you would like you shelves to be. Also consider placing more frequently used items in a convenient easy to reach section. For example, place dress clothing in a section that allows easy assembly and accessorizing without doing a lot of searching for the right items for your work day outfit.
Durability or flexibility? Your closet design system should be designed to last for many years, so it is important to consider materials that can endure with very little maintenance. Also, you may want to consider systems that can be adjusted and modified depending on your situation. For example, for a children's closet you may need special areas for toys or baby items that can be changed as your child grows.
No matter what type of closet system you decide on, check with the professionals at Solid Wood Closets to find the right system that will work for you and last for years to come.