An increasing number of reality TV shows feature high-priced “experts” helping ordinary people transform their homes. Undoubtedly there are plenty of people who could benefit from this expertise. But when it comes to closet organization, most of us will have to take the “do it yourself” approach. Do it yourself closet organizers don’t have to suffer in quality, and in fact-with today’s modern products-it’s simple to create your own professional-looking custom closet without breaking the bank.
Personal consultants and organizers have invaluable advice, but many retail and custom closet organizers have incorporated some of the best tidbits into their designs, making the DIY approach all the more easy.
But before beginning to put together a set of do it yourself closet organizers, be sure to ask yourself the following three essential questions:
Clothing or multi-purpose?
What are you going to use your closet for, after all?
Clothing-only closets might offer more freedom for anybody working with do-it-yourself closet organizers, but with that freedom come additional choices. Closet towers and drawer units are nice features, but it’s important to consider what will make the best use of available space.
Multi-purpose closets, for example, may not be the ideal location for a revolving tie rack (although with creativity it could probably work!). On the other hand, working with less space can streamline your decision making process-and lead to some inspiring outcomes. Ensuring that clothes are accessible in a closet that also holds a vacuum cleaner and boxes of decorations can be vexing-but with the right shelving solutions, it is a problem that can be overcome.
How many users?
Style doesn’t have to be sacrificed to function. Singles and couples alike can create do it yourself closet organizers that reflect their personal taste while maintaining function.
That said, it’s important to make sure that his and her closets have features and accessories that cater to both. Also, remember that two closet users will likely call for two separate drawers when it comes socks, t-shirts and other clothing items.
Walk-in closet, or reach-in closet?
Making this decision will establish your fundamental approach to organizing your closet space. A walk-in closet generally allows for deeper shelves, or in some cases a three-walled approach. Reach-in closets allow for easy access of clothes and shoes, and take up less overall space in the room.
Closets come in all shapes and sizes, so thinking about how you want to visualize and utilize your room space will help you choose products and materials that can meet your precise needs. mypopsox