As a professional businessperson in Washington D.C., you know all too well that there never seem to be enough hours in a day. Between all the business meetings, lunches, happy hours, and philanthropic events in our area, life can get hectic very quickly. One of the few constants is that you most likely start and end every day in the same room: your closet. Making sure that space is conveniently custom organized can be the key to bringing you a little peace of mind on even the craziest days.
Of course, you might feel like you’re too busy to even contemplate a custom closet makeover, but with the help of the right custom closet company, nothing has ever been simpler. And, if you begin by picking out one or two creative design ideas to start with, you’re already one step closer to closet heaven. Below are just a few we recommend:
#1: Lighten Up with LED Lighting
You may have found that certain areas of your closet are a little darker than others. If you’re having trouble distinguishing between those navy blue and black slacks or can’t quite tell the difference some days between your white top and your cream-colored button-down, LED lighting can help. This particular type of lighting provides a bright, cool white light to give you the extra illumination you may need in those darker areas of your closet. No more squinting, bleary-eyed and in a rush to get ready for work on time, trying to figure out if the clothes you're looking at are the clothes you really want to wear today. And if you’re looking for achieving a bit of “wow” factor in your closet space, LED lighting for special areas like your shoe shelves allows your wardrobe’s points of particular interest to take center stage and really shine.
#2: Tidy Up Using Tie/Belt Racks
Ties and belts are items that, if you’re not careful with how you store them, can quickly become a tangled mess—especially if you’re storing items like belts in a drawer. Upgrade your DC home's walk-in closet by adding a tie or belt rack to help you create more order in your space. Not only will you be able to see your items more clearly, the simple accessibility of a well-designed tie or belt rack will allow you to maximize every inch of your closet space, no matter how limited it may be.
#3: The Luxury of Velvet-Lined Jewelry Drawers
Speaking of things that tangle easily, jewelry is another area where having the right hardware and features is key to keeping your accessories tangle-free. Velvet-lined jewelry drawers upgrade your closet with a quick facelift and make getting ready so much swifter and simpler. With separate compartments for earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and rings, you’ll get a nice and clear birds-eye view of everything you own—and will be able to pick each item out without spending the next ten minutes detangling it from the rest. Plus, the velvet lining helps protect your items from scratches and wear so you can keep them in pristine shape for longer.
#4: Include Valet Rods for Extra Convenience
Similar to tie and belt racks, valet rods are a quick and easy way to organize multiple items at once and can be placed virtually anywhere inside your walk-in closet. From outfit planning to temporary storage for clothing you’ve just picked up from the cleaners, these rods lend an extra hand when you need it most and save you valuable time by simplifying your morning routine. They slide out easily when you’re ready to use them, and are so functional that we’d recommend adding at least two or three so you always have one within arm’s reach.
#5: Add a Hidden Ironing Board
Ironing your clothes is one of those tedious yet necessary tasks we all have to take on now and then, especially for DC business professionals. Make your life a little easier by upgrading your closet to include an ironing board that will pull out when you need it, and can be tucked away behind a hidden door when you don’t. Who knows, a fold-out ironing board might even make ironing more enjoyable—or at least more time-efficient.
Don’t Be Afraid to Get Creative with Custom Design!
With so many options to choose from, it can be a real challenge to determine which ones are best for your DC walk-in closet. The thing to keep in mind is this: whether you choose brilliant LED lighting, tie or belt racks, velvet lined jewelry drawers, valet rods, or an expertly concealed ironing board—or all of the above!—custom design means that your new closet will be designed and tailored to be a perfect fit for your space, your lifestyle, and your tastes.
Interested in a custom closet upgrade? Reach out to us today to schedule your free design consultation, and we’ll start working with you right away to help you achieve all your closet goals.