What is the key element in your dream closet? Is it fun accessories in your jewelry drawers? Rows upon rows of designer shoes that sparkle and glitter from floor to ceiling? How about the color coordination of your blouses and suits? Maybe you want to just see your clothes. Literally. No more stories beginning with, “I forgot I owned those shoes,” or, “I think I have a bracelet like that.”
This is not just a “you” problem. Dream Closets. Welcome to the Carrie Bradshaw and Real Housewives of your Zip Code kind of closet. People across the country pay on average $2K-$10K to remodel their closets. They hire consultants and niche closet companies to transform their dreams into reality.
“… my biggest closet problem was that I didn’t have enough space. I mean, I think that’s the problem for every woman. And the space that I had, I did the closet before I put my clothes in, so I really guessed at what I needed, and what I realized was I didn’t have enough long hanging space…And I explained … that I didn’t have enough long space. I didn’t get to see my bags. I wanted a place to put my jewelry. Just everything. I went through all the details. I think that, for women, they want to look at their bags and they want to look at their shoes. Those are, to me, the nicest thing that you see in a closet.” (Closet Factory, Jill Zarin Interview)
Take some notes on how these amazing closets are created and put some of these tools into practice to transform your rather boring closets into a functional space for you. Remember that organization is the key to any space. If you use your space wisely, and maximize your closet potential, you will be better off to creating a closet that works for you.
Enjoy the tips below to helping you begin a lifestyle change starting in your closet.
Diagnosis and Create a List
Find out what is in your closet and categorize all of your pieces.
Pull out Rods
Add pull out rods to maximize your space. The rods will allow you to see what you need and then allow you to tuck it back into place.
Incorporate Cabinets and organizational Boxes
these tools will allow you to section off and put away larger items and smaller items while keeping them orderly and neat.
Mirrors create an illusion of a larger and more open space.
Add Personal Items and Color
Photographs, framed notes, artwork and books can make the space your own. A pop of color will allow you to brighten up your space if you do not have access to natural light.