Does counting every bag, blouse, dress and pair of shoes for a client’s closet design seem a bit OCD? Perhaps, but that is the only way to really design a custom closet. I work to make sure that absolutely everything my client plans to store in the closet is documented, measured and counted. If these detailed, painstaking steps are not taken, one might just fall short of the ultimate goal which is simply having the right spot for everything.
Here are a just a few items that you and your designer should discuss when it comes to creating a highly efficient, custom closet design:
- Are your shirts hung on a hanger or folded?
- Do you hang your slacks the long way or do you fold them on a hanger?
- Do you have any long hanging items?
- Do you want to be able to iron or steam your clothes where you store them?
- How many ties, shoes, bags, shirts, dresses and jackets do you have?
- Do you want storage for jewelry?
- Do you want to have a place to sit?
- Do you want a mirror incorporated into the closet design?
- Do you want an electronics charging station in the closet?
- Do you have any unusual closet storage needs such as specialty clothing for sports?
The concept of taking careful stock of what you need to organize goes far beyond the master bedroom closet. Mudrooms, home offices and even pantry spaces need to receive this attention to detail. When you have a clear understanding of what your organizational needs are the design just falls into place.
Let me help you create a beautiful AND organized home! Leslie Fine Interior’s Boston based design firm works in the metro Boston area and throughout New England (and beyond)!