Specialty Closet Accessories

Create a closet that is efficient and attractive by adding well-chosen accessories that fit your lifestyle.
Elegant Woman's Dressing Area

Elegant Woman's Dressing Area

Photo courtesy of Studio Becker

Photo courtesy of Studio Becker

By: Jeannie Matteucci

Sometimes you want to take the next step and have that something special in your closet. There are a number of handy accessories you can add to the basic configuration of your closet system, but resist the urge to go overboard.

"Don't try to do more than you have room for in your closet," advises Chris McKenry, owner of GetItTogether LA! "Maybe you don't have the space for something you saw in a magazine." Be realistic about the space you have.

Specialty Features for Your Closet

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Cellaret

Cellarets — or built-in drawer insets — keep socks, ties, and other delicate items organized and clearly visible. Photo courtesy of Studio Becker

Laundry Cabinet

Incorporating laundry storage in your closet lets you keep dirty clothes out of sight yet readily accessible. Add a removable liner so you can easily transport the clothes to the laundry room. Photo courtesy of California Closets

Photo By: John Granen

Pull-Out Pant Rack

A pull-out pant rack keeps pants looking freshly pressed and makes it easy to find your favorite pair. Photo courtesy of Studio Becker

Valet Pole

If you want a spot to hang dry cleaning or plan outfits, a valet pole is a handy addition to your closet. These pull-out poles usually install into a vertical panel in your closet system and come in a variety of colors and finishes. Photo courtesy of California Closets

Photo By: John Granen

Jewelry Organizer

Often made of felt, velvet or suede, jewelry inserts for drawers offer multiple compartments for small items like rings, bracelets, watches and glasses. Some come with locks to keep valuables safe. Photo courtesy of Studio Becker

Hutch

Hutches or hutch-style dressers are popular because they combine open and closed storage. Available with different drawer and shelf combinations, a tall hutch can also act as a space divider for cohabitation closets. Photo courtesy of California Closets

Photo By: Copyright 2010 John Granen

Pull-Out Table

Handy for folding clothes or packing for trips, a pull-out table saves space since it can be stowed away when not in use. Photo courtesy of Studio Becker

Hutches

Many homeowners like the versatility of hutches or hutch-style dressers, because they offer both open and closed storage. Available with different drawer and shelf combinations, a tall hutch can also act as a space divider for cohabitation closets.

Islands

Providing a place to pack a suitcase or extra drawers for small items, islands are popular for homeowners with large walk-in closets. But before you invest, you need to consider the configuration of your closet and make sure you have enough space. The rule of thumb is 96" of available space plus the size of the island, and island drawers need to open into your closet. Make sure there is enough room to stand behind the drawers when fully open.

Valet Poles

If you like to plan your outfit for the next day or just want a spot to hang dry cleaning or pack for a trip, a valet pole is a handy addition to your closet. These pull-out poles usually install into a vertical panel in your closet system and come in a variety of colors and finishes.

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