How to Choose the Best Custom Closet Design for Your Home
So, you know you want to build a custom closet for your home, but do you know how to choose the BEST custom closet design that will work for you for years to come?
As you can imagine, we’ve designed a LOT of closets over the years. From simple designs to more sophisticated storage solutions with unique features, we’ve seen and done it all. And today, we’re going to share what we’ve learned about how to choose the best custom closet design for you.
How to choose the best custom closet design
There are several things you need to consider when you’re planning and installing a custom closet system. Custom closets are meant to be just that — CUSTOM! So it’s important to take into account your specific needs and desires as a homeowner. Home organization is a crucial element in the flow and function of a home, and much of that starts in having a quality custom closet!
So, here are five of the most important things to consider to help you choose the best custom closet design for your home.
How to Maximize the Use of Your Space
If you ask us, maximizing every inch of available space in a closet is essential. After all, closets are meant to help you store items, and if you’re not maximizing that function, space is being wasted!
When designing a custom closet, it’s useful to start by looking at the space you have to work with. From there, you can maximize every available inch so your closet is set up for organization success.
Want to learn more about planning custom closets with efficiency in mind? Take a look at this post.
Another critical element of a successful closet design is considering function ahead of time.
Ask yourself these questions to help you get a better idea of the intended function of your space:
- What do I want to store in this space?
- If the closet is for a child, does it need to grow with them? (Here are 9 tips for designing a closet that will grow with your child)
- How often will I use this closet?
- What do I like/not like about my current closet?
- What kind of items do I need to store?
That last question brings us to our next key consideration.
Shelving & Hanging Space
Some homeowners might just want a closet with a single rod for hanging up their clothes. Others like a variety of shelves and hanging space so they can store all kinds of items. Once you’re clear on the intended function of your closet, you’ll have a better idea of your shelving and hanging space requirements.
Your Personal Habits
Are you someone who likes to toss their belongings on one spot at the end of the night? Then maybe you’ll want to consider a “catch-all” drawer in your custom closet. Do you know you’re more likely to put things away if you have shelves to store them on rather than having to hang them up? Then perhaps you’ll opt for more shelves than hanging space.
These are just some of your personal habits to consider when you’re figuring out how to choose the best custom closet design for your needs. And if a custom closet isn’t tailored to your personal habits, is it really the quality custom closet you’ve always dreamed of?
Finally, you’ll want to take the previous four points into consideration and figure out what kind of special additions would be a good fit for your closet and your organizational needs.
Here are some of those special features and additions you’ll want to consider:
- Closet lighting
- Shoe racks
- Security features
- Built-in hampers
For more on some of these special touches that can elevate your entire closet, take a look at our custom closet accessory guide.
We're Here to Help You Choose Your Closet Design
We offer many unique closet design styles to choose from so you can find what’s right for you. Our design team will take the time to learn about you and help you choose the best elements and finishes for your closet.
Work With Your Local Closet Expert
If you’re feeling overwhelmed with how to choose the best custom closet design, we’re here to help! Coastal Closets in Stuart, Florida, has a team of knowledgeable, friendly, and professional designers and installers that can take the guesswork out of the entire process.
We’re also excited to offer our new DIY custom closets service now, too. You design it, we manufacture it, and you install it. We’ve made the process as straightforward as possible, and you can learn more about it here.
Get in touch with us today to learn more about custom closets from A-Z! We look forward to helping you get the closet you’ve always dreamed of.