Far from being a functional area to store your clothes and accessories, closets have evolved into spaces that offer the ultimate respite. Modern closets can be large enough to house your ensembles and comfortable enough to transform into a dressing room that you can spend time in without being surrounded by chaos. When it comes to busy mornings, you may need to get ready without waking the whole house or simply want some breathing room. But the idea of this spacious area is entirely at odds with smaller, overstuffed wardrobes where clothes spill all over the place and items are impossible to find when you need them. The solution is to make space by adding a luxury walk-in closet to your master bedroom that is spacious, functional, and aesthetically pleasing. And if you need more encouragement, statistics reveal that 60% of homebuyers are willing to pay more for bedrooms with luxury walk-in closets. If you were still wondering if it is worth the investment, you have your answer.
8 Suggestions for Maximizing the Space
Making your designated walk-in closet space look as big as possible should be a top priority for this project. Honestly, can you think of anybody who couldn’t use more storage space? No? Us neither. So here are some clever ideas on how to maximize the space without sacrificing function or style:
- For large master bedrooms, you can easily get maximum space for your walk-in closet without detracting from your existing floor plan by creating non-load-bearing walls and even opting for a semi-custom closet designed specifically to make the most of your area. For smaller rooms, you might need to take away space from another area of your house to get the closet of your dreams.
- Keep shelves 14-16 inches deep to accommodate everything from bulky sweaters to thick pieces of denim. Also, opt for adjustable shelves that you can raise or lower, but do space the shelves 10-12 inches apart. And, of course, you have to have high shelves to store off-season or not-in-use items.
- Angled shelves might look great, but they certainly don’t help you save space. They take up more space than necessary while restricting what you can store. It’s far easier to space flat shelves close together to create more storage space.
- You can get a lot of extra space by paying attention to your closet door. Use its back to hang things or even hold a full-length mirror, thus saving you tons of space.
- Speaking of mirrors, don’t underestimate their power. Lacquered or glass surfaces and proper lighting make your space look far more expansive than it is. Be strategic about where you place these and what you buy.
- Get creative by including garment racks and nifty slide-out surfaces. Build separate hanging sections for accessories, including your jewelry, or install slide-out hook systems or metal grids for belts, ties, and scarves. You can use retractable valet rods to hang or store several things and put them away when not needed.
- Add dividers or inserts in drawers to help organize and store your items, and you’ll be amazed at the space you save.
- An island can be a great storage solution, and by adding custom cabinetry, you not only save space but can make this a focal point of the area.
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Your closet is where you get ready for the day and wind down for the night. It stands to reason that you want it to feel comfortable and luxurious. But it’s easier said than done to plan the proper luxury walk-in closet that looks like an extension of your home while meeting all of your requirements. At Owings Brothers, we revel in creating spaces that match your vision. Contact us today to see how we can design and custom-build a luxury walk-in closet you will love to spend time in and proudly show off to guests without any fear of a cluttered mess.