Home needs to look nice and well-organized. Clothes, shoes, and accessories need to be stored in a closet, behind the scenes but easy to find. Closets come in variety of sizes, shapes, and configuration. Majority prefer to have armories style, while there are few who enjoy the walk-in styled closets.
In the past, people did not have this many clothes, but today, closet design is of most importance. Basic two kinds of closets are available reach-in and walk-in closets.
Shelving of closet can be broken into two basic kinds –
- Single shelf & pole
- Double pole & sweater/shoe shelves
Essential closet requirements
Single shelf & pole
Single shelf & pole installed 66” from the floor can accommodate long dresses and coats. Thus, these are kept above the floor to avoid dragging. Tall people can increase the height, so their clothes can be kept off the ground.
Folded pants over a hanger needs half height that is 34” from shelf bottom. Shirts are a little lengthier, so will need 40” from floor. Double shelf & pole doubles storage space. Top shelves installed 84” from floor allows the users to select their clothes easily.
Top shelf needs to run across the closet completely. In case of U-shaped closet, it needs to run around all 3-walls. The heights of both single and double pole are same 84”. In 8 feet closets, space remaining between top-shelf and ceiling is 12”, which is sufficient for hat boxes, shoe boxes and more.
Sweater shelves start from 16” from floor allowing tall boots accommodation on the floor. The succeeding shelves need to be positioned 12” apart.
In single shelf & pole style the shelves will not align horizontally because it is set at 68” from floor. A 16” space between top shelf and single shelf & pole can be divided, which creates an ideal location for shoes.
Shoes need 2” of height. In 84” length closet the first shelf 16” from floor will include 4 shoeboxes and 3 sweater boxes.
Closet shelving materials
You will find four main kinds of Garderoobid (closet-shelves) materials available in the furnishing stores. You can even mix and match the closet shelving material kinds for example a MDF shelf with wire basket.
Solid wood – Softwood like fir can warp, if heavy items get store but cedar and oak are tougher. Wood costs can vary according to types. Hardwoods are costly in comparison. Widely available woods may be painted, stained, or sealed. Some closet shelving units designed from wood come customized to fit specific space.
MDF – Medium density fiberboard or MDF is heavy but not sturdy like wood. It is available in large sheets or pre-fabricated units. It is prone to sagging, so at regular intervals it will need structural support. MDF can be painted to match other materials like wood.
Plywood – Plywood is often used to shelf a closet. Generally, it is tough than MDF but needs to be stained and painted.
Wire – Wire material is widely available and fairly inexpensive. These are available in pre-determined widths, lengths, and sizes. Wire shelf adds to the extra storage at the ceiling heights. These are white-coated and fairly durable.
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