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Walk-In Closet Design - Layout and Storage Ideas

Posted by Penny Hull on Thu, May 15, 2014 @ 09:05 AM

Layout and Storage Ideas for Your Master Bedroom Closet

The best master closet layouts incorporate a mixture of shelving, rods, racks, and cabinetry options, each designed for a different storage need.

Here are 6 master closet design and layout ideas you'll want to see photos of.

Closet Design Idea #1: Island Cabinetry

Cabinetry islands are making their way into more new homes.  Island cabinets act as a drawer storage center, staging area for laundry, and folding table - maximizing the utility of your master bedroom closet.

If you want to keep your master bedroom more open, consider adding an island cabinet to the closet in lieu of a second dresser or chest.

Master Closet

Closet Design Idea #2: Built-in Cabinets

Built-in cabinets are a great way to create hidden storage - especially when paired with open shelving and wrap-around rods.

Walk-in Closet

In this first photo, the master closet shelves were customized to accommodate a center cabinet with mirror above.

Walk-In Closet Design - Layout and Storage Ideas

In this second photo, a dual-drawer cabinet was added with a mirror and open shelving above.  This photo shows the "his" closet - there is an identical "her" closet located directly opposite.

In this home, hardwood flooring was carried into the master closets. While home owners generally choose to include carpet in the master bedroom and closet, some prefer the feel of walking on hardwood floors.

Closet Design Idea #3: His and Hers Style Closets

In this custom home master bedroom layout, the (smaller) "his" closet is included in the master suite and the (expansive) "her" closet is located on the other side of the bathroom. This his and her walk in master closet design is perfect for maintaining personal space.

See a floor plan of this version of the Summerlyn here. In this floor plan, you'll also find a second story laundry room just outside these master bedroom French doors. 

Walk-In Closet Design - Layout and Storage Ideas

Here is another version of the Summerly, with private his and her walk in closets:


Walk-In Closet Design - Layout and Storage Ideas

Closet Design Idea #4: Master Bathroom Laundry Room Combo

In this custom home design, the master closet connects the laundry room to the master bathroom.

Because the bathroom layout is relatively compact, the master bathroom laundry room combo design adds invaluable ease of access to two of the most used rooms in the home. 

Walk-in Closet Ideas

Master bathroom laundry room combo











This master closet features tile flooring - designed for wet use.


Closet Design Idea #5: Built-in Ironing Board

In many new homes, the master bedroom is on the second floor and the laundry room is on the first floor, making laundry chores tedious at times.

While it can be tempting to install a laundry chute (if the layout allows), adding an ironing board to the master closet wall can also make a big difference in your morning routine.

Below are two examples of Raleigh new homes that incorporated an ironing board in the master closet - a trend we're seeing more of in 2014 homes.

Walk in Master Closet

Each ironing board easily folds into a wall cabinet for long-term storage. An upper shelf is included for iron storage.

Master Closet


Closet Design Idea #6: Simple Design for Large Spaces

Sometimes, the best closet design is the simplest - when you have a large closet space to work with, do not feel like you must fill it with a cabinet or walls of shelving. In fact, you may regret over filling your closet.

When designing your closet space, think of what types of storage you want most: rods, open shelving, drawers, racks, or counter tops.

In this photo, rods were given enough space to allow dresses and suits to hang freely. There is also ample floor space to set a row of laundry baskets - so you can keep them out of the master bedroom and bathroom.

Walk in Closet Ideas


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How to Design Your Closet - Master Suite Closet Photos

Posted by Penny Hull on Mon, Jun 27, 2011 @ 13:06 PM

Custom Home Master Suite Closet Designs

Storage Centers, Built-in Shelving

Need ideas on how to customize your Master Suite Closet? The options are endless, so here are some examples of recent homes to get you started.

Special features included in these Master Bedroom Closets include: wrap around shelving, wrap around rods, built-ins, shoe racks, island cabinetry (built for wheelchair accessibility), hardwood flooring, and natural light.

Check out the Master Closet designs in these Raleigh New Homes:


Master Suite Closet Storage Design

A splash of color, open floor space, and bright natural light make this closet feel more like a room than a closet.

An entire wall of built-in shelves on the right complements the rows of hanging rods on the left.

A storage or sitting bench could be placed under the window.  


Custom Home Closets | Master Bedroom Closet | Storage Space Ideas


This Master Closet features full wrap-around storage space and built-in options

Wood flooring gives this space a more elegant look and feel.

Plenty of overhead lighting keep the room bright and easy to navigate.



 Master Bedroom Closet Storage Ideas

Line your built-ins with cute baskets, storage containers, or pieces of art.

With so many built-in shelves in this Master Closet, you can afford to get creative with your space!



Accessible Home Master Closet

Located within a Fully Accessible Home, this Walk in Closet includes wrap around wood Shelving and Center Island Cabinetry.

The Center Island is designed to be navigated by a wheelchair, and serves as storage space, a folding table, and a staging area for laundry.

This Accessible Master Closet also features natural light, built-ins, hanging rods, and hardwood flooring.

If you're considering a new home in the Raleigh area, ask your custom home builder to help you design your new Master Closet with ideas like these!


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Top 5 Closet Ideas | Walk In Closet Space Designed Just for You

Posted by Penny Hull on Mon, Nov 08, 2010 @ 06:11 AM

Top 5 Closet Ideas - Closet Shelving Pictures

Get the most out of your closet storage

Design the kind of closet that works best for your stuff

Raleigh custom home builders are spending more time on the kinds of closets you need most. Here’s how to figure it all out – and make the most of your closet space – with some great ideas for designing your storage areas.

It doesn’t have to be big. It doesn’t have to cost a lot. In fact, a well organized closet starts with making the most of every inch – with carefully placed shelves and multiple height rods.

Closet Ideas | Closet Pictures | Raleigh Custom Home BuildersCloset Idea #1:  Contrasting Colors

Whether you opt for ventilated wire shelving or custom built and painted wood shelving, you can keep things in order – and make it fun – with contrasting colors.






Closet Ideas | Closet Pictures | Raleigh Custom Home BuildersCloset Idea #2 - Shelving Designed for Baskets and Bins

When more space is available, Raleigh custom home builders can tuck a full "built in bookcase.”

Instead of packing in a bunch of little shelves, the builders are inserting spacious shelves that can be further divided with baskets or labeled bins that can hold folded clothes, socks, or even toys.


Closet Idea #3 - Custom Built Cabinetry

Closet Ideas | Closet Pictures | Raleigh Custom Home BuildersRaleigh custom home builders can also install custom built drawers and cabinetry, if your closet is one of the top priorities in your budget.  

If you spot a closet treatment you like, bring pictures – your builder will let you know what it will cost to make something similar.




Closet Idea #4 - Add Natural Light 

Closet Ideas | Closet Pictures | Raleigh Custom Home BuildersWant to let in some light? Consider a new home design that includes windows in its closets.

Your Raleigh custom home builder can build shelving and hanging rods all around the window – so you can really see what you’re looking for.

They can even add a built in bench or seating area.



Closet Idea #5 - Include a Built In Shoe Rack 

Closet Ideas | Closet Pictures | Raleigh Custom Home BuildersSpecial shelving can be put in place that holds your entire shoe collection – at a slight angle, so you can see them easily.

If you need even more space, consider "His and Hers" closets.

These are either two individual closets, or huge closets are  divided in the center, with wrap around shelving and multi-height hanging rods. 

Ask your Raleigh custom home builder what they can do for you!  

Some builders can even customize your closet space further by changing the layout and the wall structure, to incorporate the kind of storage you have in mind.

Plan ahead – and you’ll have all the space you need.

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Article copyright Stanton Homes 2010.   Provided for informational purposes only,   Photos represent a variety of new home closet trends, not all homes constructed by Stanton Homes. 

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