We love our closets. According to a 2013 survey by the National Association of Realtors:
- consumers prioritize closet space when shopping for their next home. A walk-in closet in the master bedroom ranked third on the list of features that buyers would be willing to spend extra dollars for in their new abode.
- of those consumers who purchased homes without a walk-in closet, 60% of them would’ve spent, on average, $1,350 more for a house that had one.
Closets are typically one of the last things a home builder thinks about; yet it’s one of the most important home features to you, the person who will be living in the house. So if your home features a shortage of closets and storage space, or an odd-shaped room, make the most of it! We know it sounds a little strange, but here are some suggestions and storage ideas that’ll demonstrate what we mean. Maximize your minimal space and put those strangely shaped corners to work for you.
Sliding Home. Install sliding doors instead of swinging doors to improve storage capacity. Instead of having to leave space in the closet for the door to swing open and shut, sliding doors simply act as a veneer for your closet, allowing you to utilize all of the space inside.
Accessorize Your Closet. Install hooks on the inside of your closet door for an easily accessible spot for robes and other favorite garments. Belt and tie bars and valet bars, which are hidden when not in use, are great ways to add functionality to your closet, and a super way to store your accessories or prepare your ensemble for the next day.
Upward and onward. Expand your storage space upwards. While it may not be the most convenient solution (unless you’re really tall) this is a great way to take advantage of the available space and store items you don’t need to use on a regular basis.