A custom wardrobe is explicitly designed for you with your needs in mind. When creating a custom closet, you should remember that a poorly designed one costs the same as a well-designed one. Therefore whether it is a new build or remodeling your existing space, you should consider all your needs to ensure you have the perfect wardrobe for storage. Here are the considerations to make.

Evaluate your storage needs and space

Before meeting your designer, the first thing to do is assess your space vs. storage needs. Luckily a wardrobe designer can ensure they take advantage of every available space, including the awkward corners and curves. That is the best thing about having a custom closet.

Look for an experienced designer who can visit and assess your space to help you create the most storage in your closet. Note that a poorly designed wardrobe makes it hard to organize your bedroom and may result in a more cluttered space.

A walk-in vs. reach-in wardrobe.

Decide whether you want a walk-in or a reach-in closet. A walk-in closet is more extensive and creates more space to display your clothes, shoes, bags, hats, and other accessories. Additional features like tie racks, mirrors, jewelry trays, and hampers improve the look of the closet, and you can even incorporate an island for more storage space.

An impressive walk-in closet adds convenience and a little luxury to your life and can significantly boost your property value. Although it is a dream for every homeowner, that may not be achievable if you don’t have enough room.

On the other hand, you can design a custom reach-in wardrobe that suits your needs. It is a great option if you have limited space, and the designers can overcome space limitations with made-to-measure doors and implement more shelving. Coner spaces are best for hidden compartments, racks, drawers, and shelves to store seasonal items. With the creative use of LED lighting and mirrors, a designer can customize the best reach-in closet for you.

Think about the lighting

Whether you want a walk-in or reach-in closet, you must take advantage of the most light. If your wardrobe can benefit from more than one light source, the better. Think beyond ceiling lights and natural light, which may not be accessible when it is dark. Luckily you can take advantage of mirrors, glasses, and LED lights to accentuate the light in every corner of your closet. Illuminate mirrors, highlight shoe racks, and lighten dark drawers to ensure everything is visible.

Pick the right materials and finishes.

You have plenty of options regarding the wardrobe design materials and finish. Depending on your budget, you can choose hardwood, particle board, matte, or a gloss finish. There is a wide range of laminate finishes, decorative drawers styles, and finishes, which means you can accent your living space with the desired decor. Ensure that the wardrobe finish matches the rest of your interiors for a more cohesive decor.


With an experienced designer, you can customize a closet that suits your need perfectly.