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Top 15 Custom Storage and Closet Ideas


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Everyone wants to have a home that is attractive but also useful. Since all houses are built differently, you need to have storage and organizational tools that fit your space and your lifestyle. Luckily, getting a custom closet or storage solution for you is not out-of-reach.

You may want to have simple equipment that does not take up a lot of space. Or, you could choose a whole-room remodel to create the closet of your dreams. Whatever the size of your home or your budget, these ideas will help you figure out how to maximize space, beautify your home and showcase your unique vision.

15. Shared Spaces

If you share a closet with your spouse, you are accustomed to the tussles that happen when you have to make room for his and her boots. Organization expert Peter Walsh told Oprah that the best place to start is with clutter. Weed out the clothes you do not wear, that no longer fit or suit your lifestyle.

Then, figure out how much space each person needs. If one person has more clothing than the other, the split does not have to be 50/50. Make sure that each person has enough space to hold each type of clothing, as well as shoes and accessories. The key to keeping a closet organized depends on the layout, but also use.

Once everything has a place in your new closet setup, keep it tidy. Do not be afraid to rethink the organization where necessary.

If you are considering a custom closet design to suit both of your needs, remember that custom goes both ways. You may prefer a degree of symmetry to your closet layout. In that case, select inset, matching cupboards, drawers and shelves. But, do not fear thinking outside the box. This is all about you and your needs.

Do you want your walk-in closet to be a hideaway where you can relax as you unwind from the day? Purchase wall sconces that provide soft lighting, instead of a harsh, overhead light fixture.

If you do not have a lot of space or you prefer your closet to be more utilitarian, keep it simple. Opt for wire shelves and drawers over bulky wood cabinetry. Your closet is one area of your home that few outsiders will ever see. Be sure to make it an area of peace for you and your spouse.