Does your closet have a few dark holes of wasted space? Think about the pesky areas where two walls meet, the dreaded corners. Learn how to utilize closet corners!
Adjust Closet Rods
Many builders grade closets have overlapping closet rods. This design creates awkward corners that are difficult to utilize. What can you do to fix this overlap issue? Organizing Junkie has a few suggestions on how to fix this problem.
For a quick fix, shorten one of the closet rods by at least 24” and then reinforce the hanging rod with a closet support bracket if needed. One closet rod will stop short of the adjacent wall, creating not only more hanging space but also making it easier to see and access clothes on both sides.
Instead of overlapping the closet rods, extend one closet rod all the way to the wall and allow the other to stop short. Be sure there is approximately 12 inches of empty wall space between the edge of the closet rod and the fixture on the next wall, whether it’s another closet rod or a beautiful shelf full of shoes. We vote for the shelf full of shoes! It’s like art for your closet!
Use Corner Cabinets
Another design option for your closet corners is a corner cabinet. You may like the look of two cabinets straight cabinets side by side, or you may prefer an L shaped cabinet in the corner of your closet. Either way, a cabinet gives you many storage options in your closet. Baskets or bins are the perfect way to store a variety of items. Or you can use this space to display bags and hats.
Creative Corner Solutions
Adjusting closet rods or using corner cabinets are common answers to the closet corner conundrum. But HGTV shared a unique solution.
Even in our homes, corners are generally considered dead space, but in closets they can be utilized in a surprising way to free up space for additional shelves and compartments. Lisa Adams, CEO and designer of LA Closet Design, suggests incorporating a corner carousel into your closet design to really utilize a corner that would otherwise go unused.
Picture it like a spiral staircase for your clothes. Not only would this allow you more storage space, it would be a fabulous design feature. Like the crowning jewel of your closet!
Another option for the corners of your closet is a series of hooks on the wall. Hooks are great for storing scarves, belts, hats, jewelry, purses…if you can hang it, hooks can organize it! Consider using hooks for any awkward wall space in your closet. They will add useful organization in a heartbeat.
We’ve Got Your Corners Covered
There are so many ways to make those closet corners work for you. Closet Envy knows how to conquer your most difficult organizational challenges. We can take on your closet corners, your paper piled office, your kitchen pantry nightmare, and turn them into pure organized bliss. Schedule your free consultation and find out what Closet Envy can do for you!