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Closet Design

Host Joan Kohn learns about design considerations and innovations for beautiful and functional closets from interior designer Sandy Tuthill.

Host Joan Kohn learns about design considerations and innovations for beautiful and functional closets from interior designer Sandy Tuthill.

  • You can never have too large a closet – beg, borrow or steal space from other rooms to supplement this area where you start each day.

    Clever pull-down racks that store clothes up high take advantage of every inch of closet space.

  • Natural light helps make accurate color selection. Include a window in closet design when possible.
  • The spectrum of closet furnishings ranges from low-end wire shelves and rods to customized ornate wood and glass shelves, drawers and islands.
  • A center island can be used on all four sides and provides a useful horizontal surface for folding or laying out clothing.

Custom cherry closets in this dressing room have glass insets to make it easy to find clothing.

  • The first step in closet design is to define your needs. Measure the length of hanging clothes, count sweaters and shoes in order to provide adequate cubbies and shelving.
  • Open shelving provides easy access and helps organize clothing.
  • Try using slanted shelves for shoe storage.

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