Walk-in Closet Design for a Masculine Wardrobe

Walk-in Closet Design in the Arts and Crafts Style

Both Dick and his wife Cynthia enjoy fine clothing. They eventually outgrew the existing 8' x 10' master walk-in closet they shared in their home near Chicago, Illinois, and needed to give each of their wardrobes more breathing room. Closet Organizing Systems led the couple through the closet design process and helped them develop a solution. Working together, they converted a spare bedroom into a masculine retreat and dressing room for storing Dick’s extensive collection of custom-made clothing. The original master walk-in closet design was then readjusted according to Cynthia’s needs.

The spare bedroom had a small existing reach-in closet with a load-bearing header that could not be removed, so the closet doors were simply detached. Then a series of other open and closed storage solutions were built around the perimeter of the room at varying depths to add visual interest to the closet design. Applied end panels, raised-panel cabinets, fluted columns, mouldings, crown trim, and base trim were added to unify the elements for a cohesive appearance. Dick and Cynthia selected the Cherry Blossom melamine from the Finishing Touches Gallery to match their existing trimwork and to create an elegant look.

The variety of hanging and shelving options appeal to Dick’s organized nature, allowing him to employ his own system for rotating and categorizing his clothing. He can now clearly divide his wardrobe into casual, professional, and formal sections, as well as by color group. The typically unused wall space behind the door serves him as a tie gallery.

Finally, a desk bridges the closet units along the back wall and provides a serene view of the yard as Dick plans his day each morning. Fluted moulding and backing material blend the window area and desk into the rest of the closet design.

Both Dick and Cynthia are pleased with the way their closet design idea came to life.

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