Brand new huge walk in closet!! Help me organize it

randi66October 23, 2007


We've added a large 576 sq ft addition on to our house. This will become our bedroom. We have a huge walk in closet in the room too. They're still working on it, but I need to make a decision regarding racks and shelves and what not. What would you put in here to maximize the space and most importantly be organized.


View from the room.

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ok, made a mistake with the last pic

    Bookmark   October 23, 2007 at 2:12PM
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Well -- check out The container Store -- and their Elfa collection OR check out California Closet for ideas too!

Next -- make lists:

How do hang or fold your shirts?
How do you hang trousers or pants (double or hanging straight?)
How many sweaters do you have?
Will this closet handle ALL seasons -- or do you have storage out-of-place for out-of-season wearables?
What furniture will you have in the bedroom? (dressers, armoire? a vanity for your jewelery?)
What about lighting in the closet?
What about having a full-length mirror (and a light?)
Do you sit or stand to put on shoes?
How many pairs of shoes do you have for each season --- and how do you really like them to be stored???
What about coats and outerwear???
How do store undies?
Do you want to be able to dress inside the closet -- or outside in the bedroom OR in the bathroom??

Just a few things to answer that you really help you determine what kinds of infrastructure (Talley Sue's term for shelving, baskets, hanging space etc.)

Hope this helps!!!

    Bookmark   October 23, 2007 at 6:25PM
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wow, that's great! and huge.

my vote would be to fill the long wall with one of those component-style systems. Like Elfa, but maybe one that uses "bookshelf sides" to support the shelves, instead of brackets underneath.

EasyClosets has that style

Against the back wall (the wall w/ the doors), you could hang stuff flat--belts, hats, jewelry, ties, things like that, that are nice to have out where they're visible. Or shoes, maybe, in bolted-to-the-wall canvas shoe pockets?

My vote as well: put a drop-down or fold-out ironing board and iron in there, for quick touch-ups of the clothes you're going to wear today/tomorrow. That could go on the opposite wall, too perhaps--I'm not sure how deep a set of cabinets you'd need for one that would go in the "wall unit" type shelving.

    Bookmark   October 23, 2007 at 6:29PM
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