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13 Clever Storage Ideas for the Closet

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by Alexa Hotz last modified Apr 07, 2015

The best closets have more to offer than their contents. If you ask us, it's the structural decisions and smart organizational tricks that make a truly enviable dressing space. Here are 13 ideas to file away in your mental docket for your next wardrobe overhaul. Above: Norwegian blogger Nina of  Stylizimo  used five bathroom towel rods to create an ingenious wall-mounted shoe rack in her closet. For an affordable rail, consider Ikea's steel  Bygel Rail ; $2.99. Above: The  Corner Hanging Rod  from CB2 makes use of an awkward corner space; $39.95. Above: Michelle McKenna of London's  Space & Grace  labels her children's chest of drawers with pictographs, so that her kids can get dressed themselves (and maybe even put away their clothes). Photograph by Emma Lee for Remodelista. See the whole house in  The Power of Pastels: A London Townhouse Reimagined . Above: London bespoke furniture specialists  Barbara Genda  created custom cabinetry in this attic closet, including a pull-down shelf for shoe storage. Above: Constantly looking for your eyeglasses? Alaa Mendili installed a wall-mounted spec holder. For a similar design, see the  Sunglasses Holder  by High Tide Woodworks on Etsy; $31. Photograph by Michael A. Muller from  Living in an Architectural Landmark, Seattle Edition . Above: In the small but high-functioning New York City apartment of architects  Rosa and Robert Garneau , a swinging towel bar from Häfele makes use of vertical space inside Rosa's closet. Photograph by Ian Allen for  Dwell . In Architect Is In: A Tiny Work/Live Loft Made Large , Robert Garneau explains the rest of the apartment.  Above: In the same house, a deep closet features a built-in shoe rack on the back of the door. Photograph by Ian Allen for  Dwell . Above: PR agency owner Silke Neaumann attaches photos of her shoes to their boxes, so she never has to search through the stacks. Photograph by Ailine Liefeld for  Freunde von Freunden .   Above: Also from Rosa and Robert Garneau of Studio Garneau: a simple, streamlined closet with a mirror mounted inside each door. Photograph from  The Architect Is In: A Tiny Live/Work Loft Made Large . Above: In need of a custom-shaped clothing rod? A DIY version fashioned from black plumbing pipe does the trick in  Steal This Look: A Well-Organized Closet on a Budget . Above: Henrybuilt  of Seattle designs custom closets and closet systems. Here, a laundry hamper is hidden in a double-height drawer, a setup similar to a pullout kitchen waste bin. For more ideas, see  5 Favorites: Closet Storage Systems . Above: A nice extra: linen hanger covers (see more in  DIY: Rustic Linen Hanger Covers at Arts & Science in Paris) . Above: A Barbara Genda pullout rack system slotted under an eave provides extra shoe storage. For more on closet organization, see Architects' 10 Favorite Closet Picks  and Remodeling Project: The Storage Closet Reinvented . Looking to clear up your kitchen counters? See 15 Life-Changing Storage Ideas for the Kitchen . This post is an update. It originally ran on October 15, 2014, as part of our Genius Storage Solutions issue. More Stories from Remodelista Steal This Look: A Well-Organized Closet on a Budget 11 Favorites: Display-Worthy Clothes Hangers Steal This Look: A Discreetly Luxe Bedroom Suite in London






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