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From Clutter to Chic: A Guide to Designing Your Dream Closet

Siding, flooring, extra bedrooms, paint colors - the list of decisions to make when building or renovating your home with Gerard Construction can be overwhelming. From major choices like where to build and the size of your footprint to small details like drawer pulls, it's easy to feel decision paralysis. Thankfully, designing your dream closet is one decision that can be enjoyable and something to look forward to.


Whether you're building a new home or renovating an existing one, some pre-planning for your dream closet can be helpful. Take the opportunity to clean out and purge the space, getting rid of clothing, shoes, and accessories that you no longer wear or that don't fit. Consider the different areas and items you want to include in your closet, such as purses, wallets, belts, hats, shoes, and seasonal clothing. This kind of pre-planning will make the design process smoother. According to The Spruce, you can optimize your closet space by dedicating a specific home for everything you need to store, making it easier to sort through and see what you have.

Location, Location, Location

Although it may seem straightforward to have closets in the bedrooms, there are additional factors to consider. Do you want the closet to be in the bedroom or accessible through the bathroom? Would you like space for a door to the laundry room? Are separate closets for him and her necessary, or is separation within the closet enough? Do you need additional closets or storage in other rooms? Will the closets have different designs in guest rooms compared to teenagers' rooms? Answering these questions will help you determine what your dream closet should look like.

Storage Galore

When designing a chic closet, the focus is more on storage and built-in spaces than on decor. However, there are ways to add your own style while maintaining functionality. Consider incorporating shelves, cubbies, drawers, cabinets, and hanging rods in various configurations to make your space easy to use and access. If you prefer to avoid drawers, consider using shelving with easy-to-move baskets. This is a convenient way to keep things tidy, as The Spruce suggests that baskets are perfect for storing items like winter gloves and sports gear that don't have a designated spot.

Extras to Consider

While decor may not be the primary concern in a closet, it is still an important aspect of design. Since the closet is your own personal space, feel free to choose paint colors or wallpaper that you love, without worrying about whether others will like it. In larger closets, you can incorporate a bench or table to provide extra space for getting dressed in the morning. For even larger closets, consider including a small desk nook or storage areas for gift wrapping supplies, craft materials, a safe, or gun closet. Additionally, beyond the standard light in the middle of the closet, you may want to add lighting in less accessible areas or where extra light is needed to compare materials or colors.

Building or renovating a home can be an intimidating endeavor, but with Gerard Construction, the process will be painless and even enjoyable. With our years of experience in building homes, we can provide expert advice and tailor our communication to meet your needs. To start your project with us, contact Gerard Construction today.





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