At the turn of the century, homes were built with very small closets. Through time, closets have grown to accommodate our lifestyles, clothing and basic stuff. Or maybe our stuff has grown to fill our now-larger closets. In either case, we have adapted and adopted our lifestyle around having larger spaces to organize our possessions. Sometimes an entire room is transformed into a closet to solve storage needs and make an older home more livable
As a custom storage designer, I see one trend that is clear: The new luxury is to have a closet designed so that all of our clothing is accessible in one place, making it possible to get completely ready for, and unwind from, the day. Many find that they need less bedroom furniture and are investing instead in additional built-in custom closet functionality.
In addition to hanging space and shelves, drawers house jewelry, undergarments, and workout gear. More closet accessories are also a must, meaning room to organize belts, scarves, ties and shoes in the same space as our wardrobe- the days of having to go back and forth from bedroom to closet to get dressed are being phased out. Striving for less stress and more ease in selecting what to wear is the objective.
In the future, it even makes sense to include linen storage and a washer/dryer. In recent years, many homes have newly designed master closets using these strategies, providing access to clean clothes and linens right in the master suite.
The further evolution of closet space is endless. This is important for not only stress-free living, but also consideration of the real estate values in our homes. Those that can think outside the closet and bring the innovation back to the space will be better prepared to keep up with the changes, trends and demands of future generations.
To get your own dream closet, call Closet Factory today for a free in-home consultation at (303) 690-6901!