The importance of effective and efficient closet organization cannot be understated. Closet organizers should be a fundamental part of home design. A great deal of new home construction includes closet organizer upgrades. As with any upgrade in new home construction, the cost of the upgrade through the builder wildly exceeds the cost of the actual upgrade.
Although, the convenience of rolling the cost of the upgrade into your mortgage is tempting it is inadvisable. It is best to put a few hundred dollars aside and commit to buying closet organizers after you take possession of your new home. The cost of buying the closet organization systems yourself will likely save you at least 50% of the cost.
A common question is “what should I look for in a good closet organizer design?” The answer to this question depends on a number of different factors. First you must consider the size of the closet. It is always best to buy a closet organizer that uses the entire space in your closet. You can add smaller organizers but adding a small organizer to a large closet will not make maximum use of the space.
It is also important to consider the types of items that will be stored in the closet. Unless it is a clothes closet you will never need a hanging bar. In fact, hangings bars should be included as part of your closet organizer on an as needed basis only. Hanging bars in closets are actually a very inefficient use of space. That sounds strange as most closets include a hanging bar. If you need a hanging bar then consider using a half width double hanging bar. Bars that are the entire width and most of the height of your closet are a terrible use of space.
Your closet organization system should include shelves of different heights and even different depths, some drawers, and some low level shoe racks. Include a hanging bar if necessary. Try to find an organizer that fits the entire closet. And most importantly, find a closet organizer that matches the items you want to store. Many people make the mistake of buying an organizer and then trying to fit in their belongings. Analyze your belongings first then buy a good quality closet organizer.