Different Types Of Closet Systems

When you look at a closet door you have little idea of what lies beyond it. Closets can hold any number of items; linens, coats, clothes, cleaning and laundry supplies are normal but a closet can hold office supplies and act as a pantry. Closet systems are standardized approaches to the organization of a closet depending upon its use. Normally, closet systems are setups which are purchased, they can be pre-built or they can be built in when the house was constructed, the layout is either conceived by the owner or the contractor’s architect. There are many different closet systems that suit various purposes; these systems utilize the space well.

One type of system is an insert, usually one piece. This is a complete organizer with rods, hangers, shelves, cabinets, cubbyholes and places for shoes. This type of system which is pre-built is best suited for closets with standard fixed dimensions. This one piece closet insert will not work well with long narrow closets or closets that are tucked up under the eaves.

For irregular or odd shaped closets a closet system can be made up of smaller modules. This closet system can be made in a modular form, it can utilize all the various components that go into a larger system, they are stand alone rather than complete. Shelves, racks and rod systems are normal, other components that can be used are baskets that ride under a shelf, tie and belt racks, shelf dividers, peg boards and pegs and over the door and behind the door storage. Many manufacturers have unique specialty items available to suit a myriad of purposes, tilt-out laundry hampers, lockable jewelry drawers, holders for stemware, spice racks and wine racks are the most commonly special items that are purchased for use.

Closet systems are often made for different materials for different uses. Tubular systems with wire racks and baskets are ideal for laundry rooms and the garage. These materials of course are not suitable for a lovely walk in closet manufactured from the finest of hardwoods and brass hardware. Many systems fall between the two extremes and use plastic coated wire, normally finished in white or light gray using laminated shelves and cabinets with a faux wood finish.


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