Custom Closet Ideas for Long and Narrow Spaces

a long and narrow bedroom closet in portland home, renovated into a highly efficient walk-in closet

You don’t need a huge room for your master closet! Long and narrow closet spaces are a design challenge, but at PNW Closets, we appreciate a good challenge – and nothing is more satisfying than creating the perfect storage solution with limited space. If you only have a long and narrow space to work with, we can transform it into a fabulously unique walk-in closet.

In this article, we’ll talk about the different organizational options we have for long, narrow closets, and how we can use them to create a custom solution you’ll love.

Best Custom Features for Long, Narrow Closets

long and narrow walk in closet full of clothes and items demonstrates vast storage potential with custom featuresEverybody uses their bedroom closet differently, so the key is to figure out how you want to use yours and create an optimal design based on that. We have a variety of features we can use in our designs to make this happen, including:

  • Adjustable shelving – Why settle for a one-size-fits-all solution when your fashion sense certainly doesn’t? Adjustable shelving lets you play Tetris with your belongings, ensuring everything from your chunky winter sweaters to your sleek summer tees fits just right. It’s like having a closet that grows with your wardrobe!
  • Drawer dividers – Drawer dividers are here to save the day, turning your drawers into a well-organized haven where every item has its place. Say goodbye to the dreaded drawer mess monster for good.
  • Shoe shelving – With shoe shelving designed for long and narrow closets, every pair from your trusty sneakers to those sky-high heels gets VIP treatment.
  • another recently custom designed walk-in closet in Vancouver WA transformed from inefficient long and narrow spaceJewelry drawers – Keep your jewels organized and ready to dazzle with custom jewelry drawers. No more tangled necklaces or missing earrings. It’s your very own treasure chest, turning the act of choosing accessories into an indulgent experience. Who said you can’t add a bit of sparkle to your organization?
  • Tie racks – Let’s not forget about the ties! A sleek tie rack ensures your ties are displayed prominently and within easy reach, making the morning rush slightly more manageable. It’s the perfect way to honor your tie collection, from the bold and colorful to the refined classics.

And there are many more! This is by no means a comprehensive list. As we go through the process, we’ll make sure you know about all of the extensive options you have available.

Schedule a Consultation for Your Long and Narrow Closet

Storage organization is all about creating a custom fit for your needs. That all starts with a free consultation, where we’ll meet with you and learn what your goals are. With your goals and our storage expertise, together, we’ll unlock the potential of your space.

Don’t let a challenging layout dampen your storage dreams – schedule your free consultation today and let’s start the journey to a perfectly tailored closet solution!

Narrow Pantry? No Problem!

long and narrow kitchen pantry space in happy valley OR home offers immense potential with a few custom storage featuresDo you have an unusually sized pantry, perhaps that’s too long and narrow, and it’s hard to find what you need? With our expertise, we can transform any lackluster pantry into a marvel of organization and efficiency. Imagine the pantry of your dreams: where every inch is optimized, where tall shelves rise to accommodate your bulky appliances, family-sized cereal boxes, and those towering paper towel rolls, and your eye-level staple products and canned food items are right where you want them. 

The goal with your pantry is to give every item a place of prominence so you can find the ingredient or snack you want when you want it. This way things don’t get forgotten, which helps you reduce food waste.

Call us today to learn more about options for your long and narrow pantry, or to schedule your consultation.

Summer Storage Ideas for Your Home

Custom cabinets in your garage can provide all the storage you need for adventure gear

Summer’s arrival signals many possibilities for fun and relaxation, but is your home up to the challenge of keeping everything organized? From stowing away your outdoor gear after a day’s exploration to creating a serene space for those quiet, cozy evenings, the key lies in smart storage solutions. Whether you’re an avid adventurer or a homebody at heart, let us help you navigate the best storage strategies for your summer plans.

Is Your Garage Summer-Ready?

Summertime in the Pacific Northwest means it’s time to get outside, to a park, a river, a mountain, or a forest. Is your garage ready for your summer toys? Bikes, kayaks, and other recreational items can take up a lot of storage space in your garage. And if you already can’t see your garage floor due to clutter, an effective garage storage system can provide a home for everything.

We can help you find new space and get everything organized with our garage storage systems. No matter what your hobbies are, there are effective storage strategies that will have your garage summer-ready. Our built-in storage systems feature:

  • Wall-mounted cabinets: Provide stability and keep items up off the floor.
  • Full backings: Small items won’t be able to slip behind shelves.
  • Sturdy shelves: Our shelves can hold up to 100 pounds each and won’t bend or warp.

Our custom garage cabinets and shelves are also available in a wide variety of textures and color finishes!

Custom bike gear rack in Portland area home optimizes garage storage

Summertime Projects are Better with a Custom Workbench

While you’re optimizing your outdoor gear storage in your garage, you might also want to consider upgrading your workbench. At PNW Closets, we offer an array of custom workbench options to give your garage or workshop the functionality you’ve been searching for. From work surfaces to drawers, shelving, and other storage features, there are practically endless possibilities.

We can also help with custom tool storage, too.

Overhead bike rack above workbench optimizes garage storage in Portland OR home
Built-in entertainment center provides excellent storage flexibility for summer having summer guests over

Upgrade Your Great Indoors with a Built-In Entertainment Center

Living rooms are the heart of your home. It’s where you entertain guests and spend lots of time with your family. 

A custom built-in entertainment center that’s specifically suited to your needs and preferences will maximize your comfort level! Whether you have a TV and streaming box, large video game setup, stereo system, or whatever else, PNW Closets has a solution that will fit your living room needs!

Call Us for a Summer Storage Assessment

As the summer sun beckons, ensure your home is ready with a personal storage consultation with PNW Closets. Our goal is to create a design that aligns with your unique lifestyle. 

Ready to elevate your space? Reach out today to schedule a consultation or to chat about your storage visions.

Top 10 Closet Design Mistakes You Should Avoid

A custom closet designed manufactured and installed by PNW Closets in Vancouver WA

When you decide to move forward building a custom closet, it’s a big step. Careful planning is crucial, as is understanding any constraints you’ll be working with, as well as your own needs. Without a thorough understanding of these things, it can lead to mistakes.

Today, we want to shed light on some common mistakes people make when designing custom closets and how our team at PNW Closets can help you avoid them. Let’s dive in!

10 Mistakes People Make When Designing a Custom Closet

When designing a custom closet, the possibilities are endless. There are so many options, features, and design elements to choose from — you just want to make sure you’re choosing the right ones to optimize your lifestyle and provide long-term satisfaction. With that in mind, here are the ten most common mistakes people make when designing custom closets:

  1. Insufficient Space Planning: Lack of proper space planning leads to overcrowded and inefficient closets. At PNW Closets, our expert designer can maximize your available space, ensuring every inch is utilized effectively.
  2. Lack of Proper Measurements: Failing to take accurate measurements can result in a closet that doesn’t fit your needs. We offer professional in-home design services to ensure your custom closet is designed to perfection.
  3. Insufficient Hanging Space: Neglecting to allocate enough hanging space can lead to overcrowding and difficulty in organizing your clothes. We can help you determine the appropriate amount of hanging space needed to accommodate your wardrobe.
  4. Ignoring Storage for Accessories: Forgetting to include storage solutions for accessories such as belts, ties, and jewelry can result in a cluttered closet. We provide customized storage options for accessories, ensuring they are organized and easily accessible.
  5. Neglecting Shoe Storage: Overlooking shoe storage can lead to a messy and disorganized closet floor. Our team can design specialized shoe racks or shelves to keep your footwear neatly arranged and protected.
  6. Lack of Drawer Space: Not allocating enough drawer space can result in a lack of storage for folded clothing items. Our team can incorporate custom drawers into your closet design, providing ample space for folded clothes and other essentials.
  7. Forgetting About Functionality: Focusing solely on aesthetics without considering functionality can result in an impractical closet design. At PNW Closets, we prioritize both style and functionality, creating a custom closet that meets your unique needs.
  8. Neglecting Color Coordination: Disregarding color coordination can lead to a visually unappealing closet design. We can assist you in selecting colors and finishes that complement your overall aesthetic and create a cohesive look.
  9. Overcomplicating the Design: Overcomplicating the design can make your closet feel overwhelming and cluttered. Our designer focuses on creating clean and streamlined designs that maximize storage and maintain simplicity.
  10. Not Considering Future Needs: Neglecting to consider future needs can result in a closet that quickly becomes outdated. At PNW Closets, we take a long-term approach, ensuring your custom closet design can adapt to your changing needs over time.

How to Avoid Closet Design Mistakes

If you’re getting ready to build a custom closet, it doesn’t matter if it’s a walk-in closet or a reach-in closet: the last thing you want is to let these common mistakes hinder its functionality and beauty. The easiest way to avoid that is by working with a closet design professional like the experts at PNW Closets. Reach out to us today and let us transform your space into a dream closet that perfectly suits your needs.