Explaining Each Type of Closet Out There

Closets are a big part your home storage space. Your bedroom closet is one of the most utilized, and one of the most important closets for keeping organized to keep it as spacious and functional as possible. There are lots of different closet designs to choose from which gives you plenty of options for designing the most sensible closet for your bedroom, and your personal needs. Beyond bedroom closets, there are several other types of closets that can make many areas of your home, and life, much more organized and more manageable. Take a look at the following closets. We will be explaining each type of closet out there so you can decide which types you may need in your home, and how to make the most of your closet spaces.

1. Walk-in Closet

Who wouldn’t die for a huge walk-in closet that is almost like a room itself where all your clothes, shoes, and other accessories have a place all of their own. Every item has it’s own space, making it easy to find without being crammed in a corner or overcrowded among a clutter of clothes, shoes and other items that can make finding your outfits and accessories and nightmare.

2. Wardrobe Closet

Wardrobe closets are still around. They may not be one of the most popular types of closets today, but they are still found in many homes, especially those with rooms that don’t have ample built-in closet space. Wardrobes and armories are not built-in to the room, so they can be positioned in a space that allows for the added storage space. Depending on the type and style, these can look quite regal and stylish, adding more than just storage to your bedroom, but also a focal point and more functionality, according to homedit. You can find the perfect wardrobe that fits your style, organizational needs and budget to create a more organized space for your wardrobe and storage needs.

3. Reach-in Closet

Reach-ins are one of the most popular types of closets in homes today. They d on’t take up too much space and are typically just a few feet deep with a sliding, bi-fold, or hinged door. Inside you will most often encounter a hanging rack and some shelves, but you can customize your reach-in to better fit your organizational needs. Adding organizational features can really take your closet to another level. Harkraft suggests adding features like shoe cubbies, a small set of drawers where clothes can  slightly drape over them, and extra shelves, to maximize the storage space in your reach-in closet space.

4. Linen Closet

Linen closets are a great feature for homes, especially since they were hardly ever seen in homes years ago. Linen closets are great storage spaces that can help keep your everyday linens concealed and organized. They are typically small closets for holding extra bedding linens; sheets, blankets and extra pillows, as well as bathroom accessories, like extra towels and other bathroom supplies, among many other things. Because these types of closets are either found in bathrooms or in hallways between a bedroom and the bath, you may find that it becomes a sort of “catch-all closet,” and it’s up to you to decide exactly how you want to use yours. To make your linen closet the most organized and functional closet, try adding an array of organizational features, such as extra shelves and wicker or wire baskets to house extra rolls of toilet paper, rolled towels, extra shampoo and other bath accessories. A set of drawers are great additions to a linen closet for holding extra sheets, blankets, or even extra bed pillows.

5. Pantry

Yes, a pantry is a type of closet no matter how small or large. In more modern-type homes, you may find a walk-in pantry is often the most common to find, while in older style homes, a reach-in style pantry is commonly seen. Of course, the larger the pantry, the more space you have to work with when it comes to organizing your household food and kitchen items. Large, walk-ins have the ability to do more than just store food. Beyond your typical canned and dry foods, kitchen cookware and other items can be stored away, out-of-sight so that your kitchen looks neat and tidy all the time.

Closets are one of the most essential elements of a home. Without them, our homes would likely be much more cluttered and unorganized. Not only are closets an essential part of a well-organized home, but making the most out of whatever type of closet space you have is just as important so that you can keep things neat and tidy and easily obtainable when you need it.


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