Features from other areas of the home have made their way into clothing and accessory storage.
The closet is perhaps the most ignored space in the home that you use every day, but that is changing. Here’s a look at seven ways you can bring new life to yours.
1) FRESH LIGHTING
Most of us have gone through life with a dim incandescent light bulb that barely illuminates our walk-in closet. With LED lighting you can put an end to that. With larger primary bulbs, targeted task lights and innovative strip lighting, you’ll attain a whole new level of organization and comfort.
2) DRAWERS AND SHELVES FOR EVERYTHING
Do dressers take up too much space in your bedroom? Eliminate the cumbersome furniture by inserting drawers and shelves into your closet. Along with clothing, you can store all accessories in an orderly, easy-to-reach fashion. If you have a lot of shoes, slanted shelving for them is a must. These systems can also be built into bedroom walls.
3) WHOLE-ROOM CLOSETS
More and more empty nesters are going this route with rarely or never-used rooms. It permanently alleviates the cramped feeling of most closets, and transforms it into a lounge-like dressing room that’s fit for a Hollywood star.
4) CLOSET ISLANDS
Kitchen islands have been around a long time, but the concept is now a hot trend in closets. If you have the space, a closet island can serve as a storage area, a place to arrange outfits and a tranquil sitting spot if you need some solitude.
5) PULLOUT HAMPER
If you’ve tripped over that clothes hamper or basket for decades, you no longer have to. With a closet pullout hamper, you dispose of your dirty clothing, then just remove the bag when you’re ready to do the laundry. It doesn’t get much easier than that.
6) ATTRACTIVE FIXTURES & FINISHES
If you want to spruce up your closet, there’s a huge selection of cabinet colors and textures, as well as unique drawer handles, knobs and other fixtures to take it to the next level, all in a variety of price ranges.
7) TRENDY SLIDING DOORS
Reach-in closets often feature the same collapsible wood doors that love to jump the track. New metal sliding doors come in a wide array of trendy styles, while faux barn wood doors offer a cool rustic vibe.