Some of us are organizers, dreaming of a world where everything both has a rightful place and is in that rightful place. If this sounds like you, you might be interested in our closet remodeling ideas: clever tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your storage space. Not only are these ideas efficient and well-planned, but they can easily be constructed in your own home with the help of a handy contractor. Get rid of the cardboard boxes and the mess of clothes piled on the floor because with these closet remodeling ideas, your closet will soon become the stuff of fairy tales: glamorous as a celebrity’s closet on MTV’s Cribs, as immaculate as the pins on Pinterest, and as neat as the closets on glossy magazine pages. Yes, my friends, it is possible. Just call up the best contractor in town, print out your favorites, and watch the magic happen.
Closet Remodeling Ideas
Idea #1: Translucent Drawers
If you use translucent drawers, you’ll be able to see the contents, which will make it much easier to find and put away things. Plus, you’re less likely to just throw everything into the bin when you know it will be visible from the outside. Some things are meant to be just thrown in a bin, of course (socks, tights, etc.), but other things (t-shirts, bras, etc.) will fare much better if they’re put away carefully.
Idea #2: Adjustable Shelving
Next, think about adjustable shelving as you start considering closet remodeling ideas. It’s easy to install and it allows you to personalize the space to the size of your belongings. Plus, if you make any storage changes in the future, adjustable shelves will be able to accommodate them.
Idea #3: Give Everything a Home
Notice all of the little bins and shelves in the photo above. The owner of this closet clearly understands the power of great organization and has given every item a specific place to call home. Be specific as you remodel your closet and think about what will be most useful to you as you dress each morning. Maybe you should split your socks into lights and darks, so that it’s easy to match them to your pants. Maybe you should install a spinning tie hook, so that you can easily sort through your tie collection. Think about each item of clothing on its own and consider: (1) your access to it, (2) the long-term health of the item (for example, never hang sweaters), and (3) how often you need it. Go from there and give everything a specific home.
Idea #4: Seating
If you have the space, why not add a bench or armchair to your closet space? A large closet could house a bench right in the center, but smaller closets have room for seating along the edge. With a bench, you won’t be hopping around trying to put on those tights or leaning onto a shelf as you put on your shoes. In fact, it will probably feel like you’re sitting in a shoe store. Now that’s luxury!
Idea #5: Add a Closet Workspace
Most people open their closets, take things out, and close them again, but it doesn’t have to be that way. If you already have your clothing (and other miscellaneous items) stored somewhere else, use your closet as a functioning workspace. Step outside the box with your closet remodeling ideas and consider moving your desk inside it (this is especially useful for people with small bedrooms or apartments). You could still take advantage of the storage opportunity with shelves up above and hooks on the doors.
Idea #6: Custom Shoe Shelves
Instead of hanging your shoes in a floppy shoe hanger or tossing them in a pile on the floor, give them a place to comfortably rest on shallow shelves that match the height of the shoes. Put flats on short shelves, heels on shelves of mid-height, and leave lots of space at the bottom for boots.
Idea #7: Expand Up to the Ceiling
If you have a lot of belongings and a small closet, every bit of space is vital. Don’t ignore the very high spaces; utilize them with shelves and bins. They will be difficult to reach, however, so only place items that are infrequently used on these higher shelves.
Idea #8: Add an Accessory Drawer
This doesn’t have to be used for jewelry; it could be a place to house watches, cuff-links, glasses, bow-ties, pins, or any other small and plentiful item. But by giving each item a little nook to call its own, you will always know where to find it. Plus, you can easily see your accessory options as you get ready each morning.
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See what I mean? With our closet remodeling ideas (plus some creativity, organization, and maybe a tape measure), you could make your closet amazing.