When you hear the term “walk-in closet,” you probably have visions of a grand space with lots of room to move around and store plenty of items. However, the phrase can be misleading when used in real estate listings. If you find yourself with a home that has a “walk-in closet” that doesn’t provide you with as much space as you need, you then face the daunting task of trying to maximize the space you have available, at least as much as possible.
Here are a few tips and tricks you can try out to get the most out of your custom closets in Mississippi.
Duals and drawers
If you have a rectangular walk-in closet that doesn’t give you a whole lot of space to move, you should consider adding dual hanging rods on each longer wall. Typically, you’ll place these rods at about 40 and 80 inches off the floor. This doubles your hanging space without taking up any more square footage inside the closet.
Then, on the short wall you have on the far end, you can add some soft-close drawers with open shelving. This not only maximizes the space you have available, but also gives you a bit more of a sense of luxury with your closet. This is an especially ideal layout if partners are sharing the same closet, because you can easily separate out who gets which rack and drawer without having to worry about encroaching on your partner’s territory.
Deciding between shelves and rods
If you have a particularly small walk-in closet and you can only really use one wall for hanging rods, then you’re going to need to consider some other options. Dual hanging rods on that wall are still a good idea to maximize the space. However, you can still make use of the opposite wall, even if rods aren’t going to be feasible. You can install some slim shelving for storing knits and denim, or any other items that wear better when stored flat.
Using an L-shaped design
The minimum size for a walk-in closet is 5’ x 5’. However, you might get some strange configurations here and there, even in some of the smaller types of walk-in closets. Working with an “L” shape can, in some cases, help you make the most of the space you have and keep everything much more organized and accessible. In such a case, we strongly recommend a customized combination of rods and open shelving.
One good method is to put a pair of hanging rods at waist height, one on the wall opposite the door and the other on an adjacent wall, forming an “L” shape. Add a few angled shoe shelves above those rods, and then fill the rest of the vertical space with open and adjustable shelving.
For more tips for how you can get the most out of your custom closets in Mississippi, we encourage you to get in touch with the team at Kitchen Kreators Ltd. We’d love to help identify and create the ideal custom closet space for your home!