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3 Ideas For Designing Your Dream Walk-In Closet

By June 6, 2018 November 23rd, 2018 No Comments

Shaker cabinets are a historic design that dates back to the late 1700s. Shaker cabinets are simple and minimal, with clean lines, recessed accents and sleek hardware. A walk-in wardrobe allows you to keep yourself organized in a comfortable and bright space. If you’re looking to add the glamour you know you deserve to your home, here are three ideas for designing your dream walk-in closet with Woody’s Premium Cabinetry.

1. Boutique Inspired Walk-In

With the right lighting and fixtures your walk-in can get upgraded to look like designer retail space. The first thing to consider when designing your walk-in closet is to plan your storage around the clothes you have. Keep the things you wear most often at the front, with the occasional items kept towards the back. This keeps the space accessible day-to-day. Consider the types of clothing you own. For example, if you have a lot of long coats or dresses you will want to add higher storage space. Think about your collections as well: perhaps it’s shoes, watches, hats or handbags. A walk-in closet also serves as a kind of show room for your collections. We can design custom velvet lined drawers for delicate items too.

Spacious walk-in closet featuring custom cabinets that creates a cubby wall holding handbags with a set of drawers underneath and flanking mirrored closet doors on either side

A boutique walk-in closet needs to have a focal point. This can be a mirror or an island vanity in the center of the space. Be sure to plan for a place to take a seat for when you’re getting your shoes on. Once you’ve considered your unique clothing storage requirements you can think about colours and themes. Bright whites make the walk-in feel more open and all the fixtures should be matching and coordinated to create that boutique style and feel.

2. Smaller Walk-In Closet Ideas

You don’t need oodles of extra space to design the walk-in you’ve always wanted. We can help you redesign the space you already have, even if it’s on the smaller side. If you don’t have space for a vanity, a floor length mirror opposite the door serves as a great focal point. Installing a rack that runs front to back through the closet creates depth as well as storage space. In order to maximize a smaller space you’ll want to use cabinets with drawers up to about waist height and use the above space for hanging clothing.

3. Keep it Functional

When we’re working on your walk-in closet design, functionality has to be at the forefront of our planning. A walk-in closet works as a hybrid between a closet and a dresser, so you need to work both of those forms into the design. Clothes that hang higher up should be on either side of the door, so as you step into the space it feels less cluttered. During the design phase you should also consider if you’d like to have pull out laundry bins in your walk-in closet. Having them installed in the cabinetry makes sorting the wash much easier and it keeps your walk-in neat and your laundry out of sight. Think of things you would like to store in your walk-in beyond you clothing and footwear. Some people like to keep their suitcase tucked away in their walk-in wardrobes!

We want your walk-in closet to be exactly what you’ve always wanted. We’ll work with you to design what works best for both your needs as well as something unique and matches your personal style. Keep in mind you don’t need endless extra space to make it happen. Take some measurements and book a design session with us today. We manufacture our products right here in Ontario and they are built to last. With a huge range of colours and finishes, we offer you something that you can’t find at any big box in the country.