3 Must-Have Closet Design Features

A walk-in closet can be so much more than just a space for stashing clothing, but most of us only see it that way. Even if you’re not ready to hire a professional closet designer, there are three pieces to the closet puzzle that you just can’t live without. 3 Must-Have Closet Essentials

Bench Seating

Whether you choose a vintage bench or a sleek, modern style, having a bench inside your closet is a must. It adds to the overall ambience while providing the perfect place to reflect on your wardrobe choices (or to do battle with your favorite shoes).

Stand-Alone Counter Space

An island in the center of your closet or a pull-out countertop can make all the difference in the world. It’s the ideal place for setting aside cuff links, jewelry or other accessories that you’re about to use. Counter space also means there’s room for cupboards or shelves below, where you can keep shoes, scarves or even decorative items when the rest of your space is limited.

If stand-alone counter space will make your closet feel cramped and cluttered, think about adding an acrylic or glass table.

A Full-Length Mirror

Setting up mirrored walls in your walk-in closet can help maximize lighting and make it look bigger. As an alternative, a stand-alone full-length mirror in one corner or mounted (in a frame) on the back of your door can work as well.

“In a very small space, lightness is essential,” insists designer-to-the-stars Geoffrey Bradfield.

Tight Space Alternatives

Some closets are only built for utility, but they’re often designed without making full use of space; in some cases, they’re just too small. If your closet just isn’t big enough to handle your needs, you might need to consider making some adjustments to give yourself a little breathing room. If you would like to talk to Hughes-Edwards about a custom home or remodel of your existing space we would love to hear from you. Please fill out the form below. [gravityform id=”9″ name=”Contact Us”]

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