How to Design A Luxurious Walk-In Closet for Your Home
Contrary to popular opinion, you don’t have to be super-rich to afford a luxurious walk-in closet. You don’t necessarily need a massive amount of space either. Walk-in closets are becoming more commonplace, and there’s a large variety of options available. Whether you live in a mansion or an apartment, a walk-in closet is a welcome addition to any home.
Is a Luxury Walk-in Closet Worth It
Walk-in closets are worthwhile investments and not just for financial reasons. Installing a walk-in closet can increase your property value, but there’s a surprising benefit to the owner’s mental health too.
Just imagine the scene; you’re getting ready for a busy day at work. You’ve got an important meeting to deal with and want to look professional. You step into your well-lit walk-in closet and see all your clothes arranged and waiting. It’s neat and ordered. You can check your appearance in the full-length mirror.
It sounds a lot less stressful than rummaging around in a cramped, dark closet or pulling crumpled clothes off the back of a chair, doesn’t it?
How to Design a Luxury Walk-In Closet
First up, you need to figure out where the walk-in closet will be in your home. Walk-in closets are effectively small rooms, so if you have a rarely-used spare room available, consider that. If not, you could use an alcove or divide the main bedroom. Don’t be put off if you don’t have much space; you can still do a lot with a mini walk-in closet.
A walk-in closet connected to the main bathroom is a popular choice. They allow you to get washed, groomed, and dressed for the day without having to go back and forth from the bedroom.
You’ll also have to decide who it’s for. Will the closet be used by the entire family, just the adults, or perhaps inspire a teenager to become more organized?
Next, what shape will your luxury walk-in closet be?
Will you choose a T shape, a rectangle, or something unique? If you’re hoping to include furniture, you’ll want the floor to be wide enough to walk around it. Then there’s the door. There’s a variety of options here; swing doors, sliding doors, pocket doors, maybe even no door at all?
The interior design is another factor to consider. Smaller closets will inevitably be a bit limited here, but if you’re building a larger one, there’s a lot to take in. The paneling, the lighting, the shelving, and the color scheme are all important. If you’re not confident in handling this yourself, you may benefit from contacting a respected closet design company.
What to Include in Your Luxury Walk-in Closet
So you’ve got your design and layout in place, but what do you include in the closet to truly make it your own? This is the most fun part; the personalization. You’re limited only by your imagination, but here is our list of essentials.
This one is self-explanatory. You’ll want to check (and admire) your appearance before heading out into the world. Whether it’s wall-mounted or simply on a stand, a stylish, full-length mirror is a must for any walk-in closet.
Of course, a mirror is only helpful if there’s enough light to see your reflection. You can get electric lights fitted as part of the design, but we’d highly recommend having a window installed if possible. Natural light is softer warmer and makes the closet feel more spacious.
We touched on furniture earlier, but it’s worth mentioning in greater detail. It’s usually reserved for the larger closets, but if you have the space, you can include:
- A nice plush ottoman
- A cultivated armchair (or two)
- A customized window seat with pillows and padding
Furniture might seem like a luxury but don’t write it off. There’s something deeply satisfying about sitting in an armchair, drinking a warm cup of coffee, and chatting with your spouse as they get dressed for the day.
How to Organize Your Walk-In Closet
If we were to make one recommendation when organizing your closet, it’s this: get more storage than you think you’ll need. People tend to underestimate how many clothes they have. You don’t want to spend time and effort installing a closet, only to find there’s nowhere left to hang the dressing gowns.
And even if you’re one of those rare breeds who knows precisely how much storage they’ll need, let’s face it, you’re going to buy more clothes sooner or later. So let’s consider what options are available.
Firstly, open shelving is a stylish way to store your clothes and accessories. Having your clothes neatly folded and in open view not only looks great, but it also means you can see it all at a glance.
Shoes and bags will need their own storage areas, separate from the clothes. A nice, open rack with a line of well-polished shoes is very pleasing, while bags benefit from a sturdy set of hooks or built-in drawer. It’ll save them from being stepped on or damaged.
If you have the room, you could even consider a closet island. This stand includes drawers to store clothes or jewelry and is usually situated in the center of the walk-in closet. The countertop can also function as a mini-dressing table; it’s an excellent area to place your clothes before getting dressed.
Walk-in closets might seem like a luxury, but they’re a worthy investment. They can take a lot of stress from getting ready for work or social events and add value to a home. Plus, it’s rewarding to plan and design one, then gradually see it come together in your home. You’ll get a genuine sense of achievement and find storing all your clothes a lot easier.
If you’d like to learn more about adding your dream walk-in closet space to your home, get in touch with the friendly Closet Engineers team. We’ll discuss your needs and help you design a closet that meets your needs and makes your home more beautiful.