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Pocket Closets… how to maximize your space!

Even the smaller closets in your home deserve to be functional and worthy of envy.  Often referred to as “reach-in” or “pocket” closets, these smaller spaces can be quite versatile if you let them!Usually anywhere from 3 to 8 feet wide with a limited depth of 24 to 30 inches, reach-in closets are commonly found in hallways, kids’ rooms and bedrooms of older homes. These closets were originally designed with a single rod for hanging clothes under a shelf, with return walls that can limit access inside. But these days a wide variety of products allow you to create a more efficient space with numerous storage opportunities.

We offer numerous accessory options to add to these pocket closets to transform them into usable spaces that will save you time & energy each day. Adding drawers to this space is one way to immediately allow for a much greater efficiency in your closet. These drawers can allow you to have your socks and undergarments right there, making getting ready in the morning infinitely faster. It also can reduce or even eliminate the need for a large dresser, which can choke an already small room.
We also recommend that our clients add pull-down wardrobes for a more efficient hanging system for folded pants, skirts, jackets and other like items to gain space in this kind of closet.
Lastly, for reach-in closets with traditional hinged doors, you can increase storage by adding hooks or over door racks and pockets to the back of the door for things like keys and shoes. In some of our projects, we actually replace the hinged door with sliding doors (like barn doors) in order to conserve even more space!

Space for Entertaining

Our envy of the day is the liquor display in the featured image above.  A simply stunning functional, unisex statement piece.

Have you ever dreamt of having your own wine room or bar at home?

Many of our clients that we see store their wines & liquor in their Pantry, in some random cabinet, or worst of all on top of their fridge!! Wouldn’t it be great to be able to proudly display your collection the next time you entertain guests?

Dream no more- because our experienced Senior Designers WILL find the solution that suits your needs.  We will first consult with you and determine how extensive your collection may become, and what spaces you may have that would best suit these needs. (Our designers are experts at finding the space.

We have endless materials to choose from (with a new exclusive line coming soon) to build your dream into a reality. Customizing your space will ensure maximum utility and will be a pleasure to use and to see on a daily basis. Using custom uplighting or ribbon lights, we ensure that your labels are easy to read while also providing a dramatic appearance.  Your wine room or liquor cabinet  will become a statement piece.

 

Do you also have beautiful stem-ware (maybe from your wedding years ago) that has been hiding away in a cabinet somewhere? Hide no more! We can install custom hanging stemware racks with lights shining from above to truly illuminate your glass collection.

 

It all starts with a free consultation, so give us a call or schedule your consultation today before the holiday entertainment season officially begins!

 

How to Maximize Your Closet Space

Everyone seems to be talking about simplifying and reducing your stuff. But what if you like your stuff and prefer to keep it around for awhile? Sometimes you just need to figure out how to fit more in a closet. Who says you can’t keep all those things you love (and buy more)?!! Learn how to maximize closet space!

Everyone seems to be talking about simplifying and reducing your stuff. But what if you like your stuff and prefer to keep it around for awhile? Sometimes you just need to figure out how to fit more in a closet. Who says you can't keep all those things you love (and buy more)?!! Learn how to maximize closet space!

Maximize Your Closet Space

Normally we would start by saying purge your stuff. But not today. Today we are going to talk about how to keep your stuff and still make your closet work! So let’s start by taking a look at your closet. Do an inventory of your space. Are there hard to use spaces? Places you can’t reach? Look for the dark holes in your closet that you can never quite reach. Let’s turn those zombie infested dead zones into Hallelujah chorus singing perfection.

Everyone seems to be talking about simplifying and reducing your stuff. But what if you like your stuff and prefer to keep it around for awhile? Sometimes you just need to figure out how to fit more in a closet. Who says you can't keep all those things you love (and buy more)?!! Learn how to maximize closet space!

Who What Wear has these tips:

In deciding how to set up and store things, consider how frequently you use them. Try to keep everyday essentials front and center for easy access, and formal, seasonal, and occasional items in the very back of the closet or on a high shelf.

Double It Up

Many closets have only one closet rod. Unless you exclusively wear long dresses, you can maximize your space by using double closet rods. Double your storage for double the wardrobe fun. If you do wear at least a few long dresses, consider where you can leave a single rod for longer items, and where you can add a double rod.

Everyone seems to be talking about simplifying and reducing your stuff. But what if you like your stuff and prefer to keep it around for awhile? Sometimes you just need to figure out how to fit more in a closet. Who says you can't keep all those things you love (and buy more)?!! Learn how to maximize closet space!
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Go Low, Go High

Look up! Look down! How can you make those spaces work for you? If your closet has upper shelving this is a great space to utilize for out of season clothes, or other less used items. Consider investing in shelving dividers to allow you to stack folded items. Storage boxes are another great way to store lesser used items on those top shelves. If you have a lot of height and more clothes than will fit on double closet rods you could add a pull down rod up high. That way your clothes are still easily accessible and you are taking advantage of all of your height!

Everyone seems to be talking about simplifying and reducing your stuff. But what if you like your stuff and prefer to keep it around for awhile? Sometimes you just need to figure out how to fit more in a closet. Who says you can't keep all those things you love (and buy more)?!! Learn how to maximize closet space!
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Now it’s time to think about the floor. Real Simple has these tips to share:

If you have lots of long-hanging clothes, the whole bottom of the closet can become a no man’s land,” says Morgenstern. “Group your short-hanging pieces at one end of the closet and your longer-hanging clothes at the other—that will open up lots of floor space, where you can place a little dresser or a stacking shoe rack.

Shoe racks are a great way to take advantage of that floor space. You can add shelves until you reach the bottom of your clothing. Everyone knows a girl’s gotta have space for her shoes. Another option is to add large baskets or bins in a row across the floor. Add a lid to those bins for a clean look if you are a toss it and forget it kind of person.

Back It Up

Another often forgotten space is the back of your closet door. There are many door organizers available to store any number of things. Think scarves, sandals, jewelry…you name it, you can hang it! Sleek and stylish on the front, organized bliss on the back!

Everyone seems to be talking about simplifying and reducing your stuff. But what if you like your stuff and prefer to keep it around for awhile? Sometimes you just need to figure out how to fit more in a closet. Who says you can't keep all those things you love (and buy more)?!! Learn how to maximize closet space!

Have double closet doors? Then you can double your storage! All that storage will have you singing a closet organization version of Baby Got Back. We’d love to hear a closet version of that song! Who wants to write and record it for us? 🙂

We Can Give You More

At Closet Envy we are all about more! More service, more design, more storage…a more beautiful closet just for you! Schedule your free consultation today! So go ahead and hit the stores! We’re here to help you fit more into that closet!

Everyone seems to be talking about simplifying and reducing your stuff. But what if you like your stuff and prefer to keep it around for awhile? Sometimes you just need to figure out how to fit more in a closet. Who says you can't keep all those things you love (and buy more)?!! Learn how to maximize closet space!