If you’re about to get started with a new, custom closet in your McKinney home, congratulations! You’re about to upgrade your life in a big way. Of course, there’s a lot to keep in mind as you imagine that perfect closet. That’s why our experts at More Space Place Dallas have put together this little list of three things that people often overlook when they’re working with us to design their custom closets.
You get ready in the morning, putting together the perfect outfit in the darkness of your closet. Then you arrive at work, and under the glare of the fluorescent lights, you realize that the color of your top doesn’t go as well with your bottoms as you’d hoped. Or there’s a stain. Or a few stray pet hairs made it onto your leg. At one time or another, most of us have been frustrated by one of these unpleasant surprises.
But you don’t have to be caught off-guard! All it really comes down to is inadequate lighting in the space you use to dress. While it’s ideal to have a window that lets in natural light, a few LED bulbs on the walls will do the trick. You can also get fancy with some track lighting, install shelf lights, or use ribbon lighting. And don’t forget: lighter paint colors will go a long way to brighten up the space.
In Middle and Elizabethan English, a “closet” referred to any private room for relaxation. Can you imagine sitting down and reading a book in your current closet? Of course, your goal may not be to spend that much time hanging out in the closet, but since it’s a space you’ll use every day, it should be comfortable and personal.
Keep other adjacent rooms in mind, as well. Great closets feel like an extension of the main space, rather than a jarring, tacked-on addition.
It’s easy to get into the habit of treating your closet like a dump. Most of us will kick off our shoes, jacket, and bag when we get home, and if there’s not a designated spot for each item, chances are, everything just gets tossed out of sight. Not a big deal – until a week goes by, and you can’t find a single thing because it’s all scattered or heaped.
Open shelving is a great way to combat this tendency: it provides a quick place to stash shoes and bags, and an incentive to keep your closet tidy. That way, you can showcase your belongings, rather than keep them shamefully hidden away.
We also recommend choosing some kind of focal point for your closet. Having one spot that draws attention, and keeping it clean, will help diminish the appearance of mess elsewhere. An attractive shelving unit with a few plants and knickknacks will make your closet feel more like a dressing room than a hamper.
Feeling inspired? If you’ve got an idea of what your perfect custom closet might look like, get in touch with us today! Contact the design experts at More Space Place Dallas to get started, and we’ll provide you with a free consultation at your McKinney home.
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