What You Should Know About Closets

Creating a user-friendly closet requires some thought and planning, but we'll help you create the right design for each space in your home
Everything about this system is stylish and easy to locate, which makes getting ready a breeze. The artistic cabinetry created by California Closets features adjustable glass shelving to store a variety of accessories, perfumes and purses.

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Photo courtesy of California Closets

Photo courtesy of California Closets
By: Jeannie Matteucci

No matter what kind of home you live in, from a small city apartment to a multilevel suburban house, you probably could use more closet space. Clothes, sporting goods, cherished collectibles and cleaning products are just a few of the many things we want and need to store. But often the busy nature of modern life leads to a home full of clutter and little organization. From your kitchen and bedroom to garage and laundry room, having a well-designed and flexible closet can make any space in your home function and look better.

But having an organized closet is just the start of it, as many homeowners now want their closets to complement the rest of their home and reflect their interests and lifestyle.

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"These days people are making their closet their own personal boutique," reports Los Angeles professional organizer Chris McKenry, owner of GetItTogether LA! and former board member of NAPO (National Association of Professional Organizers). "Twenty years ago closets were just storage, but now people want every square inch of their home to be a place to enjoy."

But if the idea of an attractive, well-organized and efficient closet seems out of your reach, think again. If you take the time to organize what you want to store, carefully consider all of your closet storage options and take note of great tips and ideas from the experts, you too can have that stand-out closet that brings order to your home.

So take notes and get ready to have the kind of closet you always wanted but never thought you could achieve.

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Assessing Closet Costs and Budget

Decide how much money you have to spend to create an efficient closet that offers the best bang for your buck

Designing the Right Closet Layout

Consider these key questions to guide you through the important details in your closet project

Top 3 Styles of Closets

From walk-in to reach-in to wardrobes, learn about all of the different choices you have to work with

Custom Touches in Your Closet

Add a touch of your personal style with design details that create a space devoted to organization

All About Drawers and Shelves

Offering easy-access storage for all kinds of household and personal items, drawers and shelves are smart tools to use in a closet system.

Best Uses for Rods and Racks

An orderly closet needs hanging storage to use every inch of space while showcasing personal items.

Specialty Closet Accessories

Create a closet that is efficient and attractive by adding well-chosen accessories that fit your lifestyle.

Tips for Taking Closet Measurements

Precise measurements will save you a big headache from unfit closet systems

What's Your Closet Type?

Take our quiz to find out what kind of closet you have. Then find expert tips for getting the closet of your dreams!

A Closet That Fits Your Needs

Decide what you need from your closet and how you want the space to fit your lifestyle

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