Closet Organizer

Before Michelle moved in I knew we would need a better closet system than the single row of wire hanging that was in the master bedroom walk-in. Since Home Depot sells the ClosetMaid system, I went on their website to create one for maximum storage. This is the design I came up with, and it has worked out very well. It does make the closet pretty narrow, but provides for a lot of shirt hanging space and gives us a lot more drawer space. Each unit is actually two, one on top of the other, and each comes as a shell. You decide whether to put shelves, drawers, or a combination of both in them. The hanging rods are adjustable for length, so that's where you adjust for the stock shell sizes. The system is not cheap, but it has held up well and was a great solution.

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The Design.

Looking in through the door, the right side of the closet is hers. The single hanging space is for long items, with room for a hamper underneath.
A view of the same end from inside.
Moving counter-clockwise, the left end is mine. I use my corner shelves for shoes and hats. You can see I also added shelves across the hanging spaces and there is enough room on top all the way around to store less used items.
Continuing to move counter-clockwise, The right side of these units is mine. Shelves for jeans and such, the drawers for socks and undies. There is just enough room on the right side to hang a fleece jacket.
The left side is hers, the shoe rack has room for 25 pairs of shoes and has another drawer under it.

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