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Top 10 Closet Design Mistakes You Should Avoid

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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.


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