Planning your walk-in closet is not a walk in the park. It’s completely different from designing any other part of your house, let alone a standard wardrobe. You’re building a configuration of many different storage solutions and creating a perfect fit for all your belongings. This can indeed be a daunting task, but a step by step plan will help you take care of everything.
Assess how much you have
Determining how much stuff will go into your closet and the amount of space it requires is crucial in jump-starting this project. Figure out how much of your wardrobe will comprise of clothes. There will be separate sections for tops, outfits that require hanging, pants, and jackets. Also, ensure that all your undergarments have their own space. Position them in areas that are easy for you to access. Make sure to plan the section where you want to put your bags. Some materials in bags require less exposure than others and deciding on the type of doors your closet will have is vital. Jewellery, ties, belts, and shoes will need their own space too. Lastly, decide on how many partitions you would like to include and extra storage if you foresee adding more pieces to your collection.
Determine how much space you need
The next question you should ask yourself is about the measurements of each partition, based on what will be inside your closet. Be strategic in planning for what goes on the topmost shelf down to the bottom. Determining how high you want your shelves to be will also entail details on how you plan on reaching the top. Getting the dimensions will help you decide on how big the closet needs to be and how big a space will be left for your bathroom and bedroom, if applicable.
Your wardrobe’s aesthetics
This is the part where you get to channel the creative in you. Colour is an integral part of your soon-to-be closet. The colour should match the theme you have in mind and should still be consistent with the overall look, touch, and feel of your home. The materials you will use are also an essential element of this space. The most important aspect of this fitted wardrobe is you. So customise it to your heart’s content, and enjoy the process. The fruits of your labour will come shortly after.
How much is enough lighting?
For a well-lit walk-in closet, each light fixture should illuminate a 4-by-6 foot area of space. Determine if cabinet lights and dim lights are right for your needs. These type of lights help in more hollow sections, especially those parts of the closet which your room’s lighting won’t reach.
Personalising your closet space is so much more than a luxury. It is practicality and convenience in one. Walk-in closets provide ventilation to the clothes that help you create a statement. Best of all, they make you feel good about taking care of the things that add quality to your life.