Clothes, clothes, beautiful clothes!
Oh, how I love you! Too bad I can’t reach you — or see you properly!
If you’ve got a problem getting to your clothing then a walk-in closet might be in your future. After all, if you’re going to have all of these beautiful clothes, why would you let them hide from you in a dark closet where you can’t reach?
Continue reading this article and we are going to show you how to build a huge walk in closet that will be the envy of all your friends.
Getting Your Creativity Flowing
When you’re designing walk in closets, there are so many options that you simply have to get started and then hone in on exactly what you want. Take away from or add to the design of your choice to make it look and function exactly the way you want.
Know Your Needs
No two people have the same taste for design or the same things they want to go in the closet. Just because you see a dream closet on Pinterest, doesn’t mean it’s going to work for you.
Part of figuring out what your needs are is making a list of everything that you want to store in your closet — and I mean everything! We’re not just talking about clothes and shoes. If you have other things you want to store in your closet then put them on the list.
You also need to know how you want to store your things. Do you want more hanging space or would drawers work better for you? Do hanging spaces need to be lengthy or can use have shorter hanging spaces?
Does open shelving look attractive to you or do you want to hide your things behind drawers?
Do you have a lot of jewelry that you’re going to need dividers to keep them nice and neat?
If you have a partner that is going to be sharing the space, have them do the same thing.
Measure Your Space
Measure the space where you’ll have your walk in closet and make a floorplan. You should note any doors or windows that are in the space. It’s also helpful to know where outlets, air vents, and light switches are. If there is anything else on the floor, make a note of where that is as well.
Get Your Plan Together
Now it’s time to give yourself some options. Divide your closet into logical spaces such as drawers for underwear, hanging space for shirts, and space for your shoes.
Take Time on Each Section
Once you have the overall plan of how things are going to go, it’s time to design each section. Taking time with each section will allow you to get exactly what you want.
The details of your closet are going to make your space uniquely yours and will make it easy for you to use and enjoy your space so don’t rush through this part of the process.
When you’re looking at each section, think about how convenient it will be to reach the things you access the most. If you’re not very tall, you need to think about how high the shelves are and whether you’re able to reach everything you need.
Another thing to plays into the design is how much things cost. While you might love a certain aspect of design, if it doesn’t fit in the budget, it’s time to cut it out.
Create Your Build Plans
If you’re the one building your closet, it’s time to get those build plans put together. When you create these plans, write down all of the important details like what it is and what is going to be stored there.
The more notes you write during the planning stage, the easier it will be for you when you’re carrying out the plans. Once you’re far into your project, it can get easy for the lines to blur and for you to get confused about what you thought in the first place. Go back to the notes that you’ve written and figured out if that is still what you want.
Make sure to pay attention to how you’re using your materials so you can get the most out of what you buy. If you are careful, you can use fewer materials just by knowing how to cut them.
Get Work Done in Phases
Building in phases will keep you from getting overwhelmed and doing unnecessary work. Instead of designing and creating build plans for the whole project, do that for one section at a time.
As you finish one section, the next section might have to evolve a little bit because of unexpected developments.
Always do your best to plan for the unplanned so your project isn’t derailed. Having a little extra money in the budget for unexpected expenses can save you when you run into a hiccup with your project.
Say Hello to the Walk In Closet of Your Dreams
Now you know how to create the perfect walk in closet for your needs. Designing your own closet offers you so many benefits but the main benefit is that you’re able to create exactly what works for you and your clothing, shoes and other closet dwellers.
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