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5 Quick Fixes: Closet Valet Rods and Hooks

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Oct 16, 2014 01:10 AM
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by Janet Hall last modified Oct 15, 2014

Long gone are the personal valets of the Downton Abbey variety. And, for most of us, the old-school wooden valet stand takes up too much space. But having an extra hand to hold up that jacket while you match it with the perfect shirt is achievable, even in a tiny urban closet—if, that is, you install one of these discreet, affordable valet rods or hooks. Above: The impeccably organized closet of Martha Stewart Living editor Kevin Sharkey has a slide-out valet hook. (Have a look at his  Closet Makeover .) Knape and Vogt's Fixed-Mount Extension Hanging Rod extends up to 8.25 inches; $17.14 at Cornerstone Hardware.    Above: The  Reval Side-Mount Valet Rod  attaches to the side of a closet shelf or wall. It's 12 inches long and chrome-plated; $20.93 at Cornerstone Hardware. Above: The stainless steel  Sugatsune's Swinging Hanger  is 9.75 inches long and comes with stainless screws; $21.25 at the Hardware Hut. Above: Ikea's Bjärnum Folding Hook tucks flat when not in use. Made of nickel-plated aluminum, it is 3.25 inches tall and costs $9.99 for a three-pack.  Above: From Germany, the Maplewood Foldable Wardrobe  is maple with anodized aluminum hooks and a leather extension strap; €264 ($335.75 USD) at Manufactum. Dreaming of overhauling your closets? Take a look at our favorite Modular Closet Systems, High to Low . N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on October 15, 2013, as part of our Handyman Special issue. More Stories from Remodelista DIY: Painted Canvas Tissue Box Cover Remodeling 101: Where to Locate Electrical Outlets, Bath Edition Remodeling 101: Limewash Paint






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