Make the most of your walk-in closet with these ideas and designs that streamline storage and cut closet clutter.
While space is at a premium in the footprint of this 7×9-foot walk-in closet, the storage opportunities are plenty thanks to creative and efficient use of every inch. Much credit for the closet's functionality goes to the semicustom kitchen cabinetry adapted for alternate uses. Evaluating storage needs also helped determine exactly what features needed to be included in this closet built for two. Two stacked closet rods create double the hanging space for blouses and jackets above and slacks and skirts below.
Drawer organizers, shallow boxes, and tins keep items orderly within the pullouts. Keep the items you wear most often highly visible, and stash occasional-wear items inside boxes or containers. Belts can be wound up and placed inside cylindrical tins, and scarves can be folded and stacked in boxes.
Glass-front doors, a stylish statement for kitchens, serve a practical purpose here. The glass fronts keep handbags and bulky sweaters on display and easy to find. The same principle applies to the clear acrylic jewelry containers below, which store earrings, bracelets, and necklaces in an orderly yet visible way. A higher hanging bar accommodates longer articles of clothing, such as coats and dresses, and leaves space to house suitcases below.