Standard, also known as reach-in, closets are a common feature in many homes, but can present an organizational challenge due to the unwieldy doors that often adorn the space. While Closet Factory can work around these obstacles, there is another option: remove the doors, shelves and rods and build out the space to look like a piece of furniture.
Closet Factory designer Andre Willner has a lot of experience with this, finding that building a unit into a standard closet space allows the client to create storage right in the room (as opposed to an attached walk-in closet) as well as a beautiful focal point for the room.
It’s simple, Willner says, we remove the doors and the tracks (if they are sliding or bifold doors) and install a system in the closet with a front that is flush with the doorframe.
In two examples of jobs that he has designed, Andre points out the different looks you can achieve: The first unit, done in a wood grain melamine, is completely flush with the frame, creating a uniform look.
The second, a wood veneer unit, sports a recessed center section, giving the piece some depth and visual interest.
Both boast hanging space as well as drawers, significantly increasing the storage space in the room. This is also an excellent solution if the main closet is too small to be shared between a couple, or as storage for out-of-season clothes.
For more information or to schedule a FREE in-home consultation with one of our designers, please visit www.closetfactory.com or call (303) 690-6901.