A home can never have too much storage space, as this helps you organize the property and keep it tidy. If you have a walk-in closet, optimizing this space ensures you have enough room for all your clothes, shoes, and accessories. From using custom cabinets to making the area easier to navigate, below are several strategies for making a closet more efficient.

How Can You Maximize Closet Space?

1. Use Vertical Storage

A walk-in closet has a lot of available space, so you should use all of it, from the floor to the ceiling. Custom cabinets, shelves, and drawers allow you to line the walls with storage solutions, giving you practical areas for every clothing item. For example, you can have shelves along the top for pieces you don't wear as frequently, such as seasonal clothing. Then, placing drawers and cabinets at waist- or head-height lets you put jewelry, accessories, and hats that you wear often in an easy-to-reach place.

2. Add Custom Accessories

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Custom cabinets and other built-ins can meet unique needs. For example, a tilt-out laundry hamper is convenient to use while hiding away your dirty clothes, keeping the items off the floor. Alternatively, you can use custom shoe shelves and belt hooks to further reduce floor clutter. If you attend many formal gatherings or business meetings, installing pull-out rods lets you hang suits and dresses evenly so that they don't wrinkle.

3. Install Lighting

Everything should be easily visible so that you can see your options when getting dressed for the day. While natural light from windows is the brightest, it can be difficult to incorporate this into the closet. Instead, opt for ambient lighting, such as LED bulbs in recessed fixtures, to eliminate dark corners. If you have floating cabinets, placing light bars underneath them can help illuminate the floor. 

4. Purchase a Full-Length Mirror

A full-length mirror inside or near the closet is ideal for getting ready. The mirror should be in a place where you can stand at least 3 feet back from it, as this allows you to see your outfit clearly. One of the best places for this is the back of the door because you don't have to use valuable wall space.


If you need help adding custom cabinets and other storage solutions to your closet, contact N2 Contracting Corp. in Pleasantville, NY. This cabinet contractor provides high-end, custom solutions to residents throughout the Tri-State area. They will handle your project from start to finish, designing and installing cabinets that will meet your budget and needs. Call (914) 539-5108 to schedule a consultation.