Clothes on the floor, piles of shoes that are piled, clothing rods that are overburdened — sound familiar? They are all frequent closet afflictions, and they can quickly turn into a closet into a disaster zone. You are not alone; we can relate. After all, it is hard to find space for all our goodies, and most of us are more than willing to forfeit perfect order for just one more pair of killer boots.
professionals continuously work to resolve these closet predicaments, and users are saving their creative tips and techniques in hundreds of thousands of ideabooks. I’ve pulled 15 of the ideal closet solutions in the most well-known photographs on . See whether there’s a notion in here for your own closet.
1. Dresser island. This photograph was added to more than 136,000 ideabooks, which makes it the hottest closet photo on . Interior designer Elizabeth Munger Stiver thinks it is due to the white cabinetry, glossy surfaces and inset mirrors, which create a crisp, clean feel. Additionally, it has a lot to do with the built-in dresser, a generally requested closet storage choice when space allows.
“To get an island dresser, you’ve got to have a reasonable amount of space on all four components — 3 to 4 feet all of the way around,” Stiver says. “If you don’t have the space, a peninsula dresser is the next best thing, since you don’t need to clear all four components.”
LA Closet Design, Lisa Adams
2. Pullout ironing board. Imagine the convenience of owning a pullout ironing board in which you want it most: in your closet. Nearly 114,000 users think this idea is the thing to do. (The handy hamper drawers are a bonus)
Webber Coleman Woodworks
3. Shoe cubbies. Shoe walls are off-the-charts popular. Added to nearly 80,000 ideabooks, this photo shows cubbies measuring 91/2 inches wide and 8 inches tall — lots of room for precious heels.
California Closets of Indianapolis
4. Antiques cupboard. This oversize cabinet from California Closets, a favorite for more than 69,000 ers, is customizable down to the size, shelf lining and number of drawers. You may put in a keypad lock.
EuroCraft Interiors Custom Cabinetry
5. Man closets. One of the greatest dreams is having his-and-her closets. More than 67,000 of you love this room full of dark wood and a lot of shelf space for hats, shoes and shirts.
Tim Wood Limited
6. Purse hooks. About 56,000 ers love these handy hook railings; they showcase pretty purchases and make swapping bags a cinch. All these are customized — designed to mimic the client’s shoulder but you could do something similar.
Lisa Adams, LA Closet Design
7. Pant rack. Jean fans, rejoice! Here’s a storage option for you. More than 50,000 people covet this clever pullout trousers rack, which prevents wrinkles, takes up less space and provides easy accessibility. Insert traction to slippery racks with a material that is flocking that is textured.
Michael Fullen Design Group
8. Display cabinets. More than 50,000 readers love the idea of showcasing most-loved sneakers, but with this space, there is more than meets the eye. Main designer Michael Fullen comprised a swiveling mirror with concealed clothes storage, in addition to lift-up seat benches with concealed hampers. Pair those with the light-up boxes and Lucite columns for showing special sneakers, and this is definitely a dream closet.
Artistic Designs for Living, Tineke Triggs
9. Open cubbies. About 45,000 readers love those open shelves, which maintain favorite sweaters, hats or jeans on hand to get a fast grab-and-go.
Institute of Classical Architecture & Art – Texas
10. Glass cabinets. More than 38,000 users like the idea of see-through doorways; no more hunting for that skirt or shirt.
J.A. Smith Construction & Design Studio
11. Makeup vanity. Avoid fighting over the bathroom mirror with this handy option: a built-in makeup vanity. Contained in around 35,000 ideabooks, this photo shows an ideal place for a morning cosmetics routine; this vanity is great for storing beauty supplies and jewelry in also.
12. Drawer dividers. Sidestep a jumbled drawer by installing those very simple drawer dividers, which may be adjusted to accommodate your own personal pieces. Around 30,000 ers want something similar.
Lisa Adams, LA Closet Design
13. All-in-one closet unit. Sure, most of us love our niche storage alternatives, but most of us want a closet that accommodates all our things, from ties to traditional tops. Added to 30,000 ideabooks, this photo shows a space which has everything: an abundance of clothing rods, see-through pullout drawers, a tie and plenty of shelving. Little touches of luxury, such as leather drawer pulls and a fully stocked mini refrigerator, personalize the closet for an above-and-beyond look.
14. Tie rack. Virtually 25,000 users such as this pullout stand for maintaining ties, sunglasses, wallets and cuff links in check.
Laurence Tamaccio Design Destinations
15. Built-in hamper. There are lots of things about this closet that more than 21,000 ers love, but a built-in hamper with transportable bags stands out as a favored.
Architect and designer Laurence Tamaccio says people love the space efficiency and hot wood elements found within this Components closet system, sadly no longer available. “This modular closet system actually thinks of what,” Tamaccio says. “There are numerous on the current market, but there is something about this one which stands out. It’s so straightforward and well designed.”
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