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7 Mistakes to Avoid When Designing a Custom Closet

Posted August 02, 2021

Designing a closet is far more involved than adding shelves and shoe racks. It requires proper planning and execution, as well as input from closet design professionals like Woodhaven. By taking these proactive steps, you’ll have a closet that meets your needs and accommodates your lifestyle.

To ensure your closet project turns out great, it’s important to be aware of the common mistakes people make. Learn from them and you’ll be on a faster path to the closet of your dreams! Below are seven mistakes to steer clear of.

1. Not Decluttering Beforehand

We see this mistake all the time. Clients are eager to get their closet organized but they don’t have a good idea what they really need because they don’t know what they have! Start by decluttering your closet so that you have an accurate inventory of what you need. And, your closet will be much easier to work with when unused or unwanted clothing isn’t taking up valuable space!

2. Leaving Dead Space above the Top Shelf

Another mistake is not utilizing all of the space you have, specifically, the dead space above your top shelf. Woodhaven can help you take advantage of the vertical space in your closet by installing shelving 12” from the ceiling. This gives you enough space to store suitcases, shoe boxes or moderate stacks of clothing.

3. Forgetting About Shoe and Accessory Storage

Love shoes and accessories? Keeping them organized can be a challenge, but not with the right closet system. You have many options for shoe storage, such as high flat shelves or angled shelves. For accessories, we’ll be happy to walk you through your options which include accessory hangers, jewelry drawer dividers, wall hooks, and many more.

4. Not Adding Adequate Lighting

While you’re getting your closet redone, it makes sense to change out the lighting. Most standard closets come with a dim ceiling light that doesn’t offer much illumination. But your custom closet can have whatever lighting you desire! Promote visibility by installing lighting in less accessible areas of the closet or on glass shelves and cabinets.

5. Not Viewing a 3D Rendering of Your Closet

You need a 3D blueprint of your closet to get a good feel for how it will look and function. Be sure to ask your closet design professional for a 3D rendering because a 2D floor plan doesn’t give you depth perception.

6. Your System is Not Adjustable

An adjustable closet system is an excellent solution for many closets. An adjustable system provides plenty of stacking and hanging space, gliding racks and drawers, easy access for clothes and shoes and so much more. Plus, with the versatility you get, you can adjust the system to fit your changing needs.

Start Your Custom Closet Project Today

By avoiding these seven mistakes, you can ensure a beautiful and functional closet design that will serve your needs for years to come. Your mornings will be a breeze and you’ll always know what you have to wear, saving time, money and headache. To discuss your options for a brand new custom closet, contact Woodhaven today.

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