5 Walk-In Closet Design Ideas

October 2, 2018

A walk-in closet can improve the function of your space and increase the overall value of your home. Walk-in closets are attractive features to include in your custom home and can drastically improve organization. Plus, they add more usable space to a room without taking up too much space in the overall design. What you plan to store in your walk-in closet and how you plan to use it will be the biggest considerations in its design. Here are a few walk-in closet design ideas to inspire yours:

Modular Storage

Built-in storage can help you keep things organized in your closet. Shelves, racks, hooks, and more ensure that everything has a dedicated space and can be easily found. If your wardrobe stays relatively the same and you don’t often add new types of items, built-in storage is a great option. If you regularly change up clothing types in your wardrobe and your storage needs are likely to evolve over time, modular storage may be a better option for you.

Modular storage items allow you to have built-in storage while also being able to continue to customize what that built-in storage looks like. If you need more shelves or storage cubes, you can add them. If you need another rack to hang clothes, you can move the other elements around to accommodate it. This gives you plenty of storage for everything you need to keep in your walk-in closet while also offering you the flexibility to easily change it as needed.

Dressing Room

Aside from the storage on the walls, also consider the rest of the space you could add to your walk-in closet while designing the layout of your custom home. It’s easy to only think about what needs to be stored in a walk-in closet and forget about all the other things a walk-in closet could include. If you want your walk-in closet to double as clothing storage and a dressing room, you can include more space in the layout and a full-length mirror. This gives you the space to pick out clothes, put them on, and get ready to leave for the day all within the walk-in closet.

Sitting Space

A sitting space can be particularly useful in your walk-in closet, especially if you’re also using it as a dressing room. If you’ll be storing most of your shoes in your walk-in closet, a sitting space gives you somewhere to sit while putting on your shoes, which makes things a lot easier if you might need to try on and change between multiple pairs before you leave. Depending on the type of seat you include in your walk-in storage, it can also double as storage.

Flip-Down Ironing Board

A walk-in closet has the potential to become your all-in-one clothing space. If you’ll need to iron clothes as part of your routine, including a flip-down ironing board in your walk-in closet can be a useful addition. As a flip-down, it’s available when you need it and easily stored out of the way when you don’t. It can be a great addition to a walk-in closet for someone who needs to do some touch-up ironing outside of the laundry room.

Natural Light

Natural light can improve the atmosphere of a room. In the context of a walk-in closet, natural light can help you get ready to face the day with a boost of positive energy. A window could be too much for your walk-in closet, especially if you’re using your walk-in closet as a dressing room as well. Another option to get natural light without sacrificing wall space or a sense of privacy is to include a skylight or sun tunnels in your walk-in closet. This is a great option for anyone who wants to add some natural light to a space and avoid potentially harsh artificial light early in the morning.

When you’re building a custom home, the options are practically endless! It can be easy to get overwhelmed with all of the details. Instead of getting overwhelmed by the process, you can partner with an experienced custom home builder with a design/build process. They’ll walk you through the details and handle the process from start-to-finish so you can enjoy the journey and stay excited about your custom home. Contact Custom Home Group at 717-284-4090 to start the journey towards your custom home!