- Layout and Space. Whether you have one closet or two, a good shared closet should be a minimum of 7x10 feet or 10 sq. ft. This size gives you space to use two or three walls for shelving and cubbies with elbow room. If you are building this space, you might want to fit in three sq. ft for room to add a chair, folding table or center island storage unit with counter. If remodeling your existing space, measure to see if it will fit or place the chair in the master bedroom just beside the closet.
- Storage Options. You could just move your dresser into your closet but that is not always the best option for clothes. Clothes need to be seen to be picked, so think about a DIY organization solution or hire a professional to do a custom job. Closet Maid is a good DIY selection often found at your local home improvement store.
- DIY Option. The hardest part of this option is the planning. If redoing an existing space, you will need to measure and then match the laminate modules from your home center or use an online site like EasyClosets or The Container Store. Master closet modules are 1-3 ft. wide and 7 ft. tall. Figuring out what modules fit where will be your chore. A quick search found a design tool at OrganizedLiving.com. Once you get the layout down, then it's just a matter of buying and installing the modules. These modules are easy to install with a minimal amount of labor. The cost may be from $500 to $1000 depending on what you buy.
- Professional Option. By hiring a professional, you will get a plan that will use every inch of your closet space. Instead of the cheaper laminate fiberboard, you will get high-density melamine or solid wood. They will also have a wider variety of specialty storage spaces like jewelry drawers, light vanities, mirrors, fold-down ironing boards, tie and belt holders, hampers, shoe racks and other custom items you just won't get going DIY. But all these options will cost between $3,000 to $5,000. Luxury items can jump the price up to $10K and beyond.
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