If you live in an older home, a condo, an apartment or a tiny house, your bedroom closets might not be large walk-ins, but don’t worry. You can still maximize your storage capacity in a smaller, reach-in closet with the help of organizational accessories – from built-in drawers to over-the-door shoe racks.
Keep reading for our top small closet design ideas to make the most of your space, no matter the size.
If you’re installing a new organization system in your closet, you can customize it to your exact needs.
Many of ClosetMaid’s DIY systems, including SpaceCreations and SuiteSymphony, have options like shoe racks, drawers and doors. Take inventory of your wardrobe (or the wardrobe of the person whose closet you’re building) to figure out what will be most useful. Someone who wears a lot of sweaters and jeans might need a lot of shelving space, while a person who loves to accessorize would be better off with a few drawers.
Wear more shirts and skirts than dresses? Add a double-hang rod to accommodate twice the number of clothes. Place shelves above the rods to hold handbags, boxes, extra blankets or other items you need to access less often.
Whatever you choose for your project, be sure to carefully measure your closet space before ordering your products. Use our design tool for guidance.Design your closet
Not ready to replace your closet system? There are other ways you can increase the storage capacity of your existing closet – and many don’t require you to break out the toolbox.
Take advantage of vertical space with Closet Maximizer. It hooks onto any wood or metal rod and gives you an instant double hang rod along with four shelves.
Belts and ties can get lost or tangled. Nip that problem in the bud with a special rack. Some racks can clip onto wire closet shelving or loop over the back of a door, perfect for renters.
Store handbags, hats, umbrellas and the like on hooks that can be mounted or suspended from a closet door or on a wire shelf.
If your footwear collection takes up a lot of room, stack your shoes on a freestanding shelf on the floor or display them on a door-mounted rack.
A small closet doesn’t have to mean getting rid of your favorite clothing or storing it outside the bedroom. With these solutions, you can use your closet to its full potential.Start your closet makeover