Designing A Reach-In Closet

Reach In Closet Design More Space PlaceWhile walk-in closets seem to get all the buzz when it comes to home features these days, we can’t dismiss another type of closet that can be just as practical at a fraction of the size. Yes, we’re talking about reach-in closets, which don’t just incorporate drawers, shelving and hanging rods, but can also work to complement the decor of the room itself as well. Just think of reach-in closets as small, yet mighty spaces for storage – that is, if they’re designed and organized right.

Here at More Space Place, we want to help you achieve your dream closet. If you don’t have the space or budget for a custom walk in, making your reach in as functional and stylish as possible is the next best option. Take a look at some design tips when it comes to reach-ins.


What’s the Size?

The goal of any reach-in closet should be to maximize its functionality when it comes to storing clothing and clothing accessories. However, how you design and organize it will largely depend on its size. Most reach-in closets have shallow depths, but can range anywhere from 2 to 6 feet in length. Let the space you’re working with dictate the design. For example, if you’re working with a closet space that’s 6 feet in length, we’d recommend designing it with shelves and drawers down the middle, and hanging rods for clothing on the sides.


Reach In Closet DesignsWhat’s Your Purpose?

Will the closet be utilized just for hanging clothing? Or do you want to store the likes of shoes, ties, belts and more in it as well? If it’s just for clothing, we recommend using two levels of hanging rods to maximize what can be stored there. The size of the closet isn’t a factor if this is how you want to organize it. However, if you need shelving, that’s when you need to get creative. You could install shelving on top of the hanging area, beneath it or to the side of it.


Don’t Waste Space

Remember, the goal of a reach-in closet is to maximize functionality and enhance the aesthetics of the room. That said, you can’t afford to waste space, so utilize corners with corner shelves or hanging rods. Also, make sure any shelving is adjustable so you have design flexibility.


Let’s Get Started!

Ready for your own custom reach-in closet? Contact the design experts at More Space Place for an in-home design consultation. We have an endless selection of styles, finishes, and features to choose from to build the perfect closet for your home. Call us today!


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