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How to Effectively Design a Closet on a Budget?

Posted May 28, 2021

How to Effectively Design a Closet on a Budget?

Having an organized and well-designed closet makes it easy to get dressed for work, outings and other special occasions. Not only can you save precious time but also money. When you don’t know what clothes, shoes and accessories are in your closet, it’s easy to rebuy the things you already have.

So maybe you’re aware that your closet needs a new design but you’re limited on funds. Thankfully, we have all the tips and tricks you need to know. Let’s check out how to effectively design a closet that meets your needs, exceeds your expectations and stays within your budget.

Start By Decluttering Your Closet

Before doing anything, spend some time going through your closet. This way, you’ll know what type of closet system you need to accommodate your clothing. Part with items you barely wear or those that don’t fit.

Obviously, get rid of clothes that have stains, rips or wear and tear. It helps to have three containers as you go through your closet - one for clothes you’re getting rid of, one for clothes you’re keeping and one for clothes you’re unsure about.

Choose a Closet Organization System

Once you know what you’re working with, start thinking about uniformity. This will help keep your closet organized and looking its finest! Probably the best place to start is with the hangers. Plastic and wooden hangers take up too much space. Instead, opt for sleek velvet hangers. They’re thin, sturdy and elegant looking.

Next, consider what type of organization system you want. Do you need drawers for storage? Useful closet accessories like belt and scarf racks? Pull-out wardrobe rods to save space? Ask your closet designer for a 3D mockup so that you can see the design in three dimensions. This will help you envision the space and how it’s going to work.

Add Lighting through Windows and Light Fixtures

It’s hard to use your closet to its full potential when it’s a dark cave. Consider how you’re going to add lighting to your custom closet design. Here are some ideas:

  • High privacy window. If possible, bring in natural light with a high privacy window. You can include this in a remodeling project if you don’t already have one.
  • New lighting. New lighting is a cheaper option if you don’t have a window in your closet. Use cost-effective options like recessed fluorescent bulbs or enclosed LED lights.

Display Your Shoes

The best strategy for shoe storage is elevation. If you’re on a tight budget, go with more cost-effective and space-efficient flat shelves. If you have a little more to spend, choose angled shelves that give a better view of your shoes. Either way, displaying your shoes makes it easy to choose the perfect complements to your attire.

Start Designing Your Custom Closet Today

Woodhaven is your source for custom closets in a variety of finishes, styles and interior designs. Contact us today for a free quote and find out how much it will cost to get the ideal custom closet solution for your home.

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