Perhaps one of the best things about designing your own custom home with HamptonBayHomes.com is that you can design your own storage spaces. What does this mean for you? No more under-functioning walk-in closets! When you create your own closet space, you decide how much room there is for hanging clothing, where the shelving goes, how many drawers you need, and so on. Do you need some design inspiration? Check out these ideas to help you get started!

Interior of a walk in closet with hanging clothes and built in drawer units and seating in a luxury modern home

Add Something to the Center

If you’ve ever spent hours trying to decide exactly which outfit will work best for a holiday gala, then you know how exhausting (not to mention messy!) it can be to drag all of your clothing to the bedroom where you can sit on the bed to try different pieces together. You can save yourself the stress by building seating into your custom walk-in closet. By adding a plush sofa or even a simple bench in the middle of the closet, you have full access to all your clothing and can take your time to create outfits without worry about messing up your bedroom. Depending on the size of the closet that you want, you might even consider adding a small table or a full vanity so that you can do your hair and makeup in the same space that you have your clothing.

Think About the Little Details

Naturally, you know you need space to hang some clothing items and drawers for others. What about other things, though? Do you wear a lot of hats? Consider adding a hat rack. If you have a love for designer sunglasses, add drawers just for those. From your shoes to your earrings, everything should have its own organizational space in your closet to help you keep away clutter and find everything you need in a matter of seconds.

Decide Where You Want the Mirrors

An excellent custom walk-in closet in Bella Collina should have at least one full-length mirror. Choose one that starts at the ground and goes at least a couple of inches higher than the tallest person who will be using the closet. This way, you’ll always be able to see your entire outfit, including how your hair looks and whether your shoes match your outfit as well as they did in your mind. If you want to get a 360-degree view of your outfit, consider adding in additional full-length mirrors. Of course, if you put a vanity in the custom design, don’t forget to include some lighted makeup mirrors.

Go High and Go Low

To make the most of your custom space, you must think outside of the range of your eye level. If you have a lot of winter hats and scarves, for example, store them in decorative boxes on top shelves until the season comes to use them. Shoes can be stored in cabinets along the floor, or if you are proud of your collection and want to display it, get lighted shelves for all of your favorite pairs of shoes. Using as much vertical space as you can will keep the room organized and provide you with enough space for your entire wardrobe.

Consider the Decorative Details

What would make your closet more beautiful? Walk-in closets can become quite dull without the right light, so consider adding track lighting above shelves or a single, decorative chandelier piece in the center of your closet. You might also consider lighted cabinets that make it easier to see inside, climate control if you have a lot of fine pieces in your wardrobe, or even a rotating rack that makes it easier for you to see all of your choices at once.

With a bit of imagination and the right builder, creating the closet of your dreams is just the beginning. From bedrooms and bathrooms to the kitchen and living space, building your dream home isn’t hard when you have the right team on your side. 

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