When building a new house, you don’t want to miss any important details. Of course, you want to make sure you get your dream kitchen, beautiful hardwood floors, and spa-worthy bathroom, but you don’t want to forget about having the proper amount of storage or closet space either.
When designing the closets that will go throughout your house, there are a couple of different options to choose from. You could have a custom reach-in closet for things like the pantry or linens, but maybe you’ll want a walk-in closet for your bedroom. Both are very different but come with their own unique set of benefits.
Reach-in closets are designed to be able to reach your arm in and grab what you need. You’re not typically able to walk into them. When it comes to designing a reach-in closet, there are two shelving options: laminate or wire shelving. Depending on what the closets use is, one might be a little better suited than the other or even utilizing both options!
Wire shelving vs. laminate:
- Wire shelving – Wire shelving has a variety of benefits. This type of shelving would be great in linen or bathroom closets and pantries. The wire won’t rust or corrode if it has an epoxy coating, making it long-lasting. It accumulates less dust and debris and requires less maintenance throughout its lifetime. Wire shelves are also easy to install and can be customized to fit your needs for the space.
- Laminate – If you are wanting a more aesthetically appealing shelving option, then laminate is the way to go. This option can be customized to fit the dimensions of your closet
Reach-in closets are perfect for bathrooms, hall closets, pantries, and even bedroom closets. This type of closet takes up less space but doesn’t lack in the storage department. Utilize baskets, hanging organizers, and clear containers in order to make them even more functional.
Having a smaller closet also forces you to take a look at all of the things you have. Become more minimalistic by getting rid of things you no longer need. Donate old clothes, shoes, accessories, and household items that you don’t use anymore to free up space in an otherwise smaller closet. This will also help you stay organized and clutter-free.
When it comes to designing your dream house, we often imagine it will include a big, beautiful walk-in closet. If you have space, this type of closet can be very beneficial. A walk-in closet is essentially a small room that stores your possessions. There won’t be much need for extra dressers or containers with a closet so big. Plus, walk-in closets can be completely customizable to your style and needs. Utilize wire or laminate shelving, similar to a reach-in closet.
Who wouldn’t want their own private area to try on clothes? With a walk-in closet, you can design it to have your own dressing room, making it easy to keep your bedroom clear of all the clothes you are trying on when deciding what to wear for the day. Keep your ironing board and iron in it, as well, and you’ll be less rushed if you need quickly to get the wrinkles out of your favorite shirt.
Not only is a walk-in closet great for clothes and shoes, but if it’s big enough you can store extra items in it. Maybe the kids need some extra space for their clothes and shoes or consider creating an area in the closet just to hold seasonal items like coats, hats, and gloves. As far as storage goes, you can never seem to have enough. With a closet big enough to hold extra items, you’ll be freeing up precious space in other areas of your home.
Build Your Dream Closet with Harkraft
When it comes to designing your dream house, you don’t want to skimp out on any details. Maybe you only need a simple reach-in closet for all of your linens and bathroom accessories, or you’ve got enough space in your master bedroom for a custom walk-in, whatever it may be Harkraft can bring your closet dreams to life. With over 50 years of expertise, we can help you determine whether a reach-in or walk-in closet will be best for you. Call us today or contact us online to request a design consultation.