Adding a customized closet system is a must for Reach-In Closets, also sometimes referred to as wall closets, if storage or even organization is a priority for the bedroom.
The Reach-In Closets System usually utilize an upper and lower location for the hanging rods to enable the homeowner to double the hanging Space in the Reach-In Closet. The folded clothes and other items are stored on the Shelves and the shoes in the shoe shelves or the shoe cubbies.
Typical mirror or solid sliding doors keep one half of the space hidden while the door opening allows access to peruse clothing options for the day’s activities.
If the doors of the Reach-In Closet are Bi-fold doors, then there is a possibility to include a few drawers towards the middle of the Reach-In Closet. This space can also include roll-out shelves, drawers and tilt-out or roll-out hampers.
When the door of the Reach-In Closet is a normal door either left or right hinge but opening outwards, then the possibilities are the same as the Reach-In Closet with the Bi-Fold Doors.
Unfortunately Reach-In Closets with Sliding Doors offer the least amount of flexibility with the drawer enhancements as the width of the Reach-In Closet is a very important factor in this matter.
Most Reach-In Closets have a return wall between the left wall of the Reach-In Closet and the left door jamb, and similarly the right wall of the Reach-In Closet and the right door jamb. The storage space in the ‘return wall’ area of the Reach-In Closet is restricted to mostly hanging rods and may be shelving, based on the depth of the closet. If any drawers, roll-outs, hampers etc. are planned, the these have to be at least 2 inches away from the door jamb on either side and the sliding or bi-fold doors. The drawers act as a built-in dresser in the closet.
It is ideal to allow one side of the Reach-In Closet for Hanging clothes by creating a double-hang area, and the other for shelving, shoe shelves etc.
Most of the Reach-In Closets do not cater to Medium and Long Hang hanging areas as the room normally belongs to the younger person and the only long-hang items come into play after the proms or the graduation gown age is attained. The boy’s room Reach-In Closet do not need the Medium and Long Hang hanging areas.
If the Reach-In Closet is wider then the middle area can be used for shelving for clothes, shoes etc., and the left and right side of the Reach-In Closet to have hanging areas or drawers, rollouts and a hamper. For the females, medium/long hang areas can be fashioned on one side and half hang on the other side. Under the Medium Hang section, it is easy to put a couple of shoe shelves as there will always be a collection of shoes when the medium and long hanging clothes enter a female Reach-In Closet.
The hanging rods and shelves are custom-cut to fit the exact dimensions of your Reach-In Closet, utilizing all of the available space in the Reach-In Closet.
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Designing a Reach-In Closet, requires to start planning with a two-fold approach, considering the storage items and the width, door and flat storage requirements. A Designer Closet designer is well trained to get the planning session easily established.
Start with a list of the clothing items that need to be hanged vs. folded, then to this add the always flat storage requirements such as shoes, accessories and jewelry. Then using the limitations already established above for the Reach-In Closet, consider which plan you wish to implemented in the space available.
Functionality and maximizing space are the focus for Reach-in closets. A Designer Closet designer will help you tabulate your requirement and plan the area for your Reach-In Closet and thereafter tailor a working plan of your Reach-In Closet. Whether the Reach-In Closet is a small area or an expansive Reach-In Closet, it is easy to be able to achieve an ideal design for the Reach-In Closet. Your Designer Closet designer will help you with any modifications and other changes to include the storage needs and the space for your Reach-In Closet.
The depth of the Reach-In Closet is very important to ensure that the maximum storage capacity is achieved. Most Reach-In Closets are nominally 24 inches deep, affording a 12-inch depth, 16-inch depth or a 20-inch depth.
Care should be exercised that a 20-inch depth is used only after careful consideration, as there will only be another 4 inches to reach into this space which will prove challenging at best. It is advisable to use the 20-inch depth only if you are using drawers and need the depth in them. Only consider using this depth for the drawer section and not the entire Reach-In Closet.
Most Reach-In Closets are comfortable with depths of 16-inch depth, except when using hanging only sections especially in the return wall areas, where it is recommended to use the hanging sections with only 12-inch depth as any more will really be a waste.
Hanging space is prime in any Reach-In Closet, and once you have ample hanging space, move on to accommodating the shelving requirements.
Ergonomics play a huge role in the design of the Reach-In Closet. The design of the space must fit the person who will use them. So, ensure that the storage is organized in a manner where the movement to find items is restricted to sections and that the bending or kneeling of the user is minimized. The easier it is to find items and to use the Reach-In Closet, the more organized it will keep.
A well-designed Reach-In Closet will include functionality to store a wide range of closet essentials and accessories. Belts, ties and jewelry are a substantial part of storage requirement in a Reach-In Closet.
A Valet Rod can be included to enable the user for paring outfits, scarfs, belts, ties cuff links.