Designing a new closet?

Posted on August 07, 2012 by Melanie Charlton

Whether you're working with an architect, closet designer, or contemplating the offerings at IKEA, the following questions will help you create a highly efficient custom closet. 

dream closet sketch

·         Do you need a hamper for laundry and for dry-cleaning?

·         Do you need lighting design in your closet?

·         Do you require drawer dividers? Should they be removable?

·         What is the size of your tallest and deepest handbag?

·         What is the height of your highest shoe? Boot?

·         How many rolled belts do you have? Hung?

·         Do you fold or hang your scarves or both?

·         Are your shirts hung on a hanger or folded?

·         Do you hang your slacks the long way or do you fold them on a hanger?

·         Do you have any long hanging items?

·         Do you want to be able to iron or steam your clothes where you store them?

·         How many ties, shoes, bags, shirts, dresses and jackets do you have? Which is the longest tallest and widest?

·         Do you want storage for jewelry? Does it need to be safe guarded or displayed?

·         Do you want to have a place to sit to put on shoes?

·         Do you want a mirror incorporated into the closet design? Three way and also for waist up?

·         Do you want an electronics charging station in the closet?

·         Do you have any unusual closet storage needs such as specialty clothing for sports? Ski? Resort?

·         What is your shoe size and height?

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