Wednesday, March 17, 2021 / by Frank Hornstein
10 Times to Hire a Closet Designer
These pros create order out of chaos, whether in bedrooms, playrooms, garages or pantries
Like professional organizers, closet designers are well versed in using space efficiently. But while a professional organizer is a bit like a life coach for your stuff, a closet designer’s work is more tightly focused on maximizing the use of space in your closets and cupboards. If you still need to do a fair amount of decluttering, you might want to tackle it on your own — or hire a professional organizer — before moving on to a closet designer. If you have already pared back and need a hand in getting what’s left beautifully organized, a closet designer can help.
1. You Want to Create Order in a Busy Mudroom
A well-organized mudroom or entry, such as this one by Stor-X Organizing Systems Edmonton, is the first line of defense against a cluttered home. A closet designer can install storage in this hardworking zone that’s tailored to your family’s needs, so every item that comes in your door has a clear place to land. If you already have a hall closet, this might look like installing a custom closet system to organize the interior. No hall closet? You don’t have to make do with an overstuffed coat tree — a closet designer can add storage to an entry that lacks it.
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A whole closet full of nothing to wear. Sound familiar? If you love your stuff and don’t want to pare down but are fed up with facing a messy mountain of clothes and shoes, a closet designer can help. As a rule, closet designers won’t hound you to trim your shoe collection or cull those 10 nearly identical pairs of black pants. What they will do is design the perfect storage system to keep all your favorites in good shape, so you can walk into your closet each morning feeling inspired rather than defeated. This closet is by California Closets Southdale.
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Having a new baby at home is hard enough. Add to that the tidal wave of baby gifts and complete lack of sleep, and you’ve got a recipe for chaos. A closet designer can help set the stage for a calm, well-organized home by creating tailor-made storage for the baby’s things.
In the Minneapolis nursery shown here, design consultants from California Closets Southdale installed a custom dresser and adorable closet for baby Leo’s nursery. Triple hanging rods for baby clothes will transition into double hanging rods as Leo grows.
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Cleaning out the garage is a huge feat. Don’t let your efforts go to waste by letting the belongings stored there pile up in messy, mildew-prone heaps. A closet designer can examine what you have and recommend the best storage systems to keep your stuff neat, tidy and off the ground, where it’s less likely to become damaged by water and grease. Rylex Custom Cabinetry and Closets provided storage systems for this garage.
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Moving into a new home is the ideal time to set up closet systems, such as this one by Stor-X Organizing Systems. A closet designer can help you make the most of the storage space in your new home, from the clothes closets to the kitchen pantry. If you think of it early enough, have your closet designer get right in there — before you’ve put everything away!
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A roomy closet is a definite plus for many potential buyers. So if you’re weighing home improvement projects to put your money into, consider adding custom closets to the list. A master closet outfitted with beautiful details is sure to catch the eye of buyers, potentially leading to a quicker sale. This closet is by Inspired Closets Nashville.
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If you have a small, narrow or otherwise tricky space, using every inch as efficiently as possible can make a world of difference. Closet designers are masters at finding creative solutions for compact spaces. And in really tight spaces, such as in this closet by Stor-X, custom work can get the job done when off-the-shelf options simply won’t fit.
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Playroom or kids’ room driving you batty? It could be you simply don’t have the right kind of storage to easily hold all those stuffed animals and Lego bricks. A closet designer can set you up for success with storage options tailor-made for the toys your family has now, plus room to grow, such as in this Stor-X project. Bonus: With well-organized closets and built-ins, you’ll probably end up with more free space in the room for, you know, actually playing with all those toys.
If you’d love to overhaul your kitchen but a full remodel is not in the cards, consider hiring a closet designer to equip your cabinets and pantry instead. Tricking out these spaces with custom details is a thoroughly satisfying (but less costly) option that can reap big benefits in everyday ease of use. Inspired Closets Nashville handled this project.
Do your daydreams include visions of a glorious walk-in closet, complete with custom shoe storage and a glamorous dressing area? If you’re ready to treat yourself to some pure wish fulfillment, a closet designer can make those dreams a reality.
Your turn: Have you worked with a closet designer you loved? Share what made the experience work well for you in the Comments.
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