4 TIPS TO MAKE YOUR SMALL CLOSET SEEM BIGGERJuly 29, 2017
Are you tired of cramming everything into a small closet that seems like it cannot accommodate another garment? As storage pros, we have tons of small closet ideas that can help you free up hidden space in your existing closet. Incorporate these ideas to give your garments some breathing room and make getting dressed in the morning a little easier.
1. THINK VERTICAL
Most of the time, people who complain about not having enough closet space are overlooking one important dimension: Vertical closet space!
If you are using just one closet rod, you are not maximizing space. Use double hang rods to immediately create more room in the closet. Make the most of tall closets by adding shelving above closet rods that reaches all the way to the ceiling. This is the perfect space for jeans, sweaters, tee shirts, and bulky items that take up space in drawers.
2. STACK SHOES
If you put all your shoes on the closet floor, finding what you need can be impossible. Yet many people with small closets do just this because they don’t think they have another choice.
We have found that the best shoe storage solution for small closets is custom shelving that runs the length from floor to ceiling. This maximizes your shoe storage space and allow you to keep pairs organized while maintaining visibility. If you have tall boots, they can go on a high vertical shelf.
3. USE PULL-OUT WIRE BASKETS
Pull-out wire baskets set on closet shelving or on the floor give you convenient reach-in storage for small items that would otherwise get lost in the closet. We love these baskets for organizing accessories such as scarves or hats, for keeping sundries in one place, and for storing occasional-use items like a raincoat or your winter hat and scarf.
4. ADD BUILT-IN DRAWERS
If you rely on your closet to store foldable items, then we recommend a built-in drawer on the bottom of the closet. A small set of drawers can fit beneath your hanging garments and accommodate anything from sweaters to undershirts. When you have these items together with the garments in your closet, you don’t have to go back and forth between a dresser and your closet to get clothing. Plus you will immediately free up space in a small bedroom since you won’t also need a large dresser.
If you would like more information on incorporating these small closet ideas into your home, contact us. We would be happy to help you build a closet that works to meet your needs both in terms of storage and budget.