Closet Storage Containers

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By: Jennifer Crutchfield
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Closets can collect more random stuff than any room in a house. Tame the overflow with storage containers that complement your room's decor and restore order to the space. Whether you plan to use bins, boxes, baskets or bags it's important to evaluate how you will use them so that you can identify which will work best.

Boxes with tops or covers are terrific for storing seasonal items, protecting them from dust, moisture, light or pests. They stack easily on high shelves above hanging clothes and are a great way to use an area that can often be underused. Plastic boxes, clear boxes, cardboard boxes and wooden boxes protect while keeping the contents in easy reach.

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Shelves Open to Reveal Closet Storage

To accommodate the homeowners' desire for storage, designers created a set of doors that would open to reveal a closet, but would also give extra storage space to the gym area.

Brown Master Closet With Dressing Table

Cinnamon-colored wood makes up the drawers and cabinets of this handsome (and huge!) walk-in closet. The space even includes a petite dressing table with mirror and, tucked neatly amongst the cabinets, a washer and dryer.

Jewelry Storage in Custom Closet

You would never know that this fabulous walk-in closet was created from an outdoor storage room. An exterior door and window were closed and removed to allow space for custom built-in shelving, providing ample room for clothing, shoes and jewelry. Nicole Norris, ASID, NCIDQ, is responsible for the dressing room design in this North Carolina home.

Photo By: Jennifer VanAllen Fink, Timeless Memories Photography

Closet With Pinstripe Wallpaper

Pinstripe wallcovering is used in the back of this closet to soften the space and whimsically tie in with the clothes hanging in front.

Closet and Blue Floral Wallpaper

To give a walk-in feel to this closet, the sliding door and hanging rod were removed and replaced with custom built-in shelves, drawers and a vanity. The brilliant blue Gracie wallpaper was lacquered for high resistance performance.

Walk-In Closet With Chaise

Let favorite heirlooms be the elegant decor in a large closet. Here, a wedding dress occupies pride of place in a display case while a chaise gives the room relaxing potential.

Photo By: Mark Boisclair Photography, Inc.

White Closet With Barn Doors

The master bedroom incorporates an ingenious barn door closet system. Drawers and cabinets provide storage in the center of the wall for folded clothes and accessories. Slide the barn doors over to reveal hanging room.

Photo By: Ryan Garvin

Wireless Sensor Closet Light

Fling open your closet door and a motion sensing 10-LED wireless sensor closet light will turn on. It features LED FloodLight technology, for ultra-bright, glare-free light that lets you clearly see the colors of clothing. It’s easy to install and if you remove it from the wall bracket, it can double as an emergency flashlight.

Photo By: Home Depot

Wine Storage in Chicago Closet With Wooden Bottle Racks and Stone Flooring

Wooden bottle racks stretch from floor to ceiling for optimal wine storage in this closet. The natural stone floor adds the feel of a wine cellar while the closet keeps the storage at a convenient location.

From: Luxury Portfolio International® and Baird and Warner Real Estate

Photo By: Baird & Warner, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

X-Frame Laundry Hamper

Go on, slam-dunk your towels into Simple Human’s x-frame laundry hamper, it can take it. The hamper is made from heavy-gauge steel bars, and has a wide, non-skid base to keep it stable. It has handles so you can pick the whole thing up to take it to the washer, and politely folds flat for storage.

Photo By: Simple Human

Vacuum storage bags are very popular, efficient and affordable. They are great for large seasonal items like sweaters, jackets and blankets and when space is at a premium they can be a terrific way to maximize it. The clear bags allow you to see what's inside and their vacuum seal protects clothes from moisture, dust and bugs.

Bins and baskets with open tops are useful to maintain order on shelves and help keep clothes folded and unwrinkled. You can get colors, sizes and styles to match any decor and fit anything from socks to blankets. The other great thing about bins and baskets is how easily they travel from the laundry room to the shelf. Bins and baskets are also a terrific way to keep track of toys, balls and sports equipment in children's closets.

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Storage bins, boxes and other containers come in a huge variety of materials. Plastics, metals and cardboard are all affordable and sturdy enough to hold a variety of types and weights of items. You can also create an eclectic look using recycled or repurposed items as storage containers. Keep in mind that the inside of any storage containers should be clean and baskets should be lined to prevent snagging clothes.

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