Reach in Closet

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jttheclockman

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I like to run these type questions by this group because you all seem to answer honestly and have gotten some good feedback. So here is another.

Has anyone built a reach in closet with shelves and drawers and things?/ If so did you design yourself or use components from a supplier. If you have photos I would like to see. Also what are some do's and don'ts and must haves or do not bother withs. Thanks in advance. This is a project this spring I need to work on. I put a link of examples of what I am talking about. Also what did you do to close it off?? Use doors of some type??

https://www.closetsbydesign.com/clos...droom-closets/
 
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Those are nice designs . Much more multi-functional than the top shelf with hanger rod underneath that I built 40 years ago . I did use varnished louvered mahogany bifold doors though , which occasionally come untracked .

The downside of your project is that you will probably have to dispose of somewhere between 90 and 99% of the clothes in your household to keep the closet looking that neat .
 
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In my previous home I had a system similar to some shown here. I contacted the company, gave them the dimensions and what I was looking for, shelves, rods etc. They designed the system and sent it to me in several boxes. Everything was included and it was very easy to put together and it worked great. Sorry, no pictures but it was a maple wood system and it looked great in the closet. Our home that is being built right now has a walk in but it's wide so we'll be designing a system for it too. Just make sure you get plenty of hanging rods. Good luck.
 

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I had a set of bookshelves that just exactly fit the closet in the bedroom that became my office. I added a second shelf above the built in closet shelf as well.
The closet was a wide, shallow closet with double folding doors and an upper shelf that wrapped around the sides. I just removed the pole used to hold the hangers and slid in the shelves. I use boxes and baskets I got at IKEA that hang from the shelf above. I uses these little hanging baskets all over the house!


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My wife is 5’9 and I’m 6’ so our closet Rod was set to the highest height my wife could reach. That allowed for us to put drawers beneath the hung clothes. Additionally we put the majority of the clothes behind glass doors, to cut down on dust and the glass allows light in so no special lighting was added.
 

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Also discovered a dead space. So paneled it out and put in a false back hinges door. Just pull out the shelves and open. Great spot for 2 deep, 8 bins high for Christmas storage.
 

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It's not a reach in closet, but my wifes closet is very small, not as small as mine Lol, but it only had 2 rods for hanging clothes. It was only 4' deep and 4' wide. I managed to give here 8 18" rods for 12' of rod space, a top shelf, a couple shoe shelfs and a bottom drawer. These are on both sides of the closet. Just my own cheap design. Lol
 

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It's not a reach in closet, but my wifes closet is very small, not as small as mine Lol, but it only had 2 rods for hanging clothes. It was only 4' deep and 4' wide. I managed to give here 8 18" rods for 12' of rod space, a top shelf, a couple shoe shelfs and a bottom drawer. These are on both sides of the closet. Just my own cheap design. Lol
Nicely done Bobby!!!
 

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Those closets certainly look nice and very organized, now what do I do with the other 200 pair of my wife's shoes? We have a 4 bedroom home, I literally remodeled an entire bedroom into a closet. I retired in August, and now do some of the house work, so I finally got an access pass to the room, to dust only. And oh, two out of three of the remaining rooms have her clothes in the closets.....
 

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Sketchup is a great free software for this kind of thing. Lets you rotate in 3D
Pintrest is a good source and have been zeroing in on a plan. I think when I get it framed out I will have a better idea of what I can and can not do. Also have to be aware of type of doors. Right now I think it will be bifold but may also look at pocket doors.
 
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