As consumers spend more time at home, many have been bitten by the home improvement bug. Combine that with a natural penchant for summer cleaning and the ever-increasing need for organized spaces in the home, and the time is here to help your customers get organized.
As homeowners seek to declutter, one area that’s prime for attention is the master bedroom walk-in closet, where behind closed doors it’s easy to let neatness slip. Plus, with many closets lacking useful space and purpose-driven components, closets can become overwhelmed by heaps of clothes on the floor, shoes tossed askew and random piles of accessories.
Proper organization requires more than just rods and shelves. The right closet hardware—specific in task, discreetly and efficiently located, and simple to use—can make it easy to keep the space tidy and uncluttered by providing a place for everything (and everything in its place).
Here are a few organizational tools to consider to help get your clients’ closets back on track:
Pullout Pant Rack: Hanging pants is a hassle, is often done poorly and can look messy. This rack keeps multiple pairs stored wrinkle-free on pull-out slides that tuck neatly out of the way. Choose from 18-, 24- and 30-inch models in dark bronze, satin nickel, and polished chrome.
Pullout Belt Rack: The streamlined 14-inch Pullout Belt Rack features a push-to-open slide that extends to reveal belt storage on sturdy hooks. Belts hang neatly for easy viewing and selection, eliminating the need to roll them up and damage the leather. Dark bronze, satin nickel, and polished chrome finishes are also available on this line.
Pullout Tie Rack: Ties hang neatly and clearly visible over this rack’s 12 hooks, which are doubled to ensure ties stay put. A push-to-open slide brings the ties quickly and easily into view, while hiding them when not in use.
Pullout Hamper: Nothing clutters a closet floor more than dirty clothes. This pullout hamper with lid provides a designated, out-of-the way spot for depositing worn items, then removes easily for transport to the laundry room. This system features 100-pound-capacity full-extension slides and is great for DiYers as it installs with just four screws.
Jewelry Organizer: Say goodbye to tangled necklaces and misplaced earrings. These drawers feature 5 or 10 felt-lined compartments to safely store all types of jewelry. The 10-compartment unit includes one large section for necklaces and bracelets, plus nine smaller square sections ideal for rings and earrings; the five-compartment model offers one long section and four smaller squares.
Expanding Wardrobe Lift: Avoid wasted space at the top of the closet with this ingenious lift. Hang off-season clothes from the rod, then quickly tuck them up and away with a gentle push on the extension pole. The unit is easy to install with mounting brackets and offers a 45-pound weight capacity.
Lighted Closet Rod: No organization system will matter if the homeowner can’t see well, but lighting also shouldn’t be obtrusive. The LED Lighted Closet Rod focuses bright light directly over clothing to simplify color coordination and selection. Choose from a range of color temperatures. The lighted closet rod can be integrated with a motion-activated switch for ease and energy efficiency.
LED Tape and Puck Lights: Other ways to incorporate effective yet discreet lighting include LED tape and puck lights. The Pearl Series Puck Light can be surface- or recess-mounted nearly anywhere in the closet. A range of lenses is available and the lights can be used with dimmers. Radiance Series Tape Lighting comes with 3M Ultra Bond double-stick tape for a peel-and-stick installation nearly anywhere a low-maintenance light is needed. The tape lighting also is compatible with dimmers. Choose from 5000k, 4000k, 3000k or 2700k color temperatures.
Whether used alone or in combination, by a designer or homeowner with extra in-house time on their hands, these smart closet organization features can help reduce clutter, elevating the already venerated walk-in closet to even greater levels of functionality and desirability.