When building a custom home, one of the most exciting parts is designing the closets. There are different types of closets tailored to the space available in your home! While we all love walk-in closets in every room, your space or home layout may not allow for such. Let’s briefly discuss each option so you’re familiar with the terms so you can choose the perfect closet for you!
1. Walk-In Closet
The most popular closet type is the walk-in closet. As the name suggests, it’s a closet that you can walk into, and it provides plenty of space for storage. A walk-in closet usually has shelves, drawers, hanging racks, and even a dressing area. It offers ample storage space for clothes, shoes, and accessories. A walk-in closet is perfect for those who love to have a variety of clothes and like to keep them organized.
2. Reach-In Closet
A reach-in closet is a closet that you can only access from one side. This type of closet is ideal for smaller spaces where a walk-in closet won’t fit. Although reach-in closets may not have as much space as walk-in closets, they can still be designed to provide plenty of storage. The closet can be divided into sections with shelves, drawers, and hanging racks.
3. Wardrobe Closet
A wardrobe closet is a standalone closet that is not built into the wall. It’s perfect for those who are renting a home or apartment and can’t make any structural changes. It’s also ideal for those who don’t have a lot of space but still need additional storage. Secondly, a wardrobe closet can be moved from room to room and can come in different sizes and styles. This style can also be quite large and not the traditional armoire style you may be thinking of. Wardrobes can span the entire length of a wall or be floor-to-ceiling height to ensure you have the perfect closet space!
4. Custom Closet
A custom closet is a closet that is designed to fit your specific needs. A custom closet can be a walk-in, reach-in, or wardrobe closet, but it’s tailored to your preferences. These can be designed to fit your specific storage needs and can include features such as pull-out shelves, tie racks, and built-in hampers. It’s perfect for those who want to maximize their storage space and have a specific vision for their closet. If you’re building your new home from the ground up, then you’ll be able to design this space with your builder or you can always add a custom closet at any point you decide you need more space or organization!
In conclusion, it can be very simple to find the perfect closet for your home needs! All it takes is a little planning and preparation. Never be afraid to discuss options with your builder or with an interior designer! They are experts for a reason!
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