Closets most likely aren’t high on your priority list when it comes to your custom home ideas. While we don’t always think about it, we do use our closets every day, and facing a closet that is disorganized or overstuffed can be a frustrating way to start out your day. Having the right closet for your home and your needs is crucial to the function and design of your custom home.
To help you get started, here are five closet ideas to inspire your thinking:
Ditch the traditional closet doors.
Pocket doors and standard swing doors are functional, yes, but you want something stylish for your custom home. Instead of using the standard closet doors, opt for something a little more modern and aesthetically pleasing like a sliding barn door. If the rustic look of a wood door doesn’t match your personal taste, swap the wooden door out for a modern steel door. The sliding door is a great way to add style, but it’s also a great way to add more space to your room because you won’t have to sacrifice space for the door swinging open or closed.
Use a variety of storage options.
It doesn’t matter if you’re organizing a foyer closet, the master suite closet, or the closet off of your mudroom, a variety of storage options is always the way to go. Adding shelves, storage totes or baskets, and hanging rods allow anyone and everyone to make the best use of the space. Especially important in shared closet spaces, you want to provide practical solutions for everyone in the family. Having multiple hanging rods allows everyone of all heights to hang coats, shirts, and sweaters. The storage totes are great for storing the miscellaneous items that often clutter these shared closets.
Add top-level storage shelves.
Closets in custom homes can become cluttered pretty easily without the right solutions. Having a shelf at the top of the closet to store seasonal items and clothing can make the closet feel more open. These shelves can easily be made to match the rest of the closet and flow with the aesthetics of the space. Consider adding baskets to make storage easier and more design friendly.
Add drawers to closets in bedrooms.
Building a custom home means you have the opportunity to create the space exactly how you want it to be. As you think about the closets in the bedrooms, consider adding drawers. Not only will this give you more storage options, but it will make locating items of clothing easier when the closet is open. It’s also a great place to add a small shelf for things like makeup, perfume, toiletries, and a small mirror.
The right lighting can go a long way.
When it comes to closets in your custom home, you most likely won’t think twice about the lighting. However, without the right lighting, your closet won’t be as functional or aesthetically pleasing as it could be. Consider how large the closet is when picking out lighting. You may need a larger light or a more decorative fixture to match the space. Another option to consider is an automatic light that switches on the second the closet door is open. This will save you from fumbling in the dark trying to turn the light on.
As you think about your custom home, it’s important to focus in on the details like your closets. While this part of the process can be challenging, the custom home builders at Carrington Homes are ready to help you. We thrive on details and love helping our clients turn their custom home dream into reality. Contact us today to start the process!