What are your luxuries when searching for a new home? Large bathrooms? A pool? What about storage space? Not all homes have walk-in closets, but you will be surprised at how great closet solutions have become in the last few years. If storage space and large closets are your preferred luxury, you’ll be excited to hear that there are solutions that can easily work into any closet space in your new or potential home.

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The most common bedroom closet that we see in Tampa Bay homes is the wall closet. Wall closets, also known as reach-in closets, open with one or two slider doors or even bi-fold doors.

Great ideas for more organization in wall closets:

  1. Install a bank of drawers for undergarments or t-shirts.
  2. Have open shelving space to keep folded linens and pants.
  3. Leave spaces for hanging items (varying in lengths.)

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Another common type of closet that we see in Tampa/St. Petersburg homes are walk-ins. These are generally designed to give you more space, but that is not always the case. Most new homes come with “empty” shelving/hanging capability. If you are lucky enough to have a spacious walk-in closet but think you can take it from 0 to 100, here are some tips for you:

1. Install cabinets and drawers. Not only do these help you stay organized, they keep your closet always looking clean and tidy.

2. Keep an ideal depth of 7 feet deep to leave space for walking. 

3. Resist lining the back wall with rods to avoid overlapping corners. 

 Thanks to premade closet organizers and custom creations, there is no longer a reason to say goodbye to an almost-perfect home. If you are not much of a DIY person, Tampa Bay is the home of some great and affordable custom closet specialists. (For example, Closets Unique, as seen on Extreme Makeover Home Edition and HGTV!) 

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