closet os logo
Call Toll Free: 866-521-4267
Live Life Above the Clutter
Serving Chicago IL, Northern & Central Illinois, Northwestern Indiana

 Subscribe

>> Blog Home

Tags

utilize pantry space home office organization closet master closet create zones with design attic storage ideas custom garage design solutions organized closet reach in closets mudroom angies list super service awards contemporary closets reach-in closets organized media center eliminate electronic cable clutter create a wood texture look with melamine angie's list award media storage solutions garage organization walnut and burl inlay pantry storage options Home and Garage Organization organize shared closet space multi-use office cover up computer and lighting wires beautiful custom storage solutions dressing room multifaceted office design award winning garage vintage garage design loset organization kids' closets multi-function furniture boutique size walk in closet closet mirrors pantry organization tips pre-built cabinets garage cabinets task lighting Closet Design Tips closet organizing systems video led closet organization Home Organzing System built in usb cable stations office organization 2014 home decorating ideas patterned glass and mirrored doors customer service closet remodeling multifaceted office space office wall unit ultimate garage pantry de-clutter reduce clutter in home gloss cabinet drawers ways to eliminate clutter in kitchen cabinets hiding wires with design shoe closet attic closet solutions Closets: custom cabinets creative custom closet design maximize closet storage hiding fuse box in closet ribbon storage ideas Chicago closet organizers interior design trends pullout media cabinets multi-use office entryway gift wrapping counter top create illusion of more space with mirrors shared closet organization Closet Os Overview mahogany melamine look master closet design Home Organizing Tips cedar backed closet melamine textures closet organization systems awards Top Shelf Industry Design Awards vertical and horizontal storage space master organizer spring closet cleaning organizing tips tricks to make small spaces feel bigger build in storage cordless lighting fixtures full length vertical drape small windows pantry organization man cave updates brass hardware closet lighting,remote controlled closet lightin elegant prints fro home garage shelving closet os video reorganize clutter comtemporary closet design designing around obstacles reduce clutter Closets Magazine "Finding America's Best Rated Closets Companies" mirror placement in design garage design closet lighting multi-functional mudroom design furniture for small spaces gift wrapped storage station challenging home organization solutions multi-functional office and storage incandescent and compact fluorescent closet organization tips custom storage solutions Chicago closets designing with mirrors antique decorating trends grouping together food storage items vanities bright color home decorating 2014 closet color trends custom closets closet os awards ambient lighting closet design home office design remote controlled lighting pull out mirror bedroom wall unit makeup vanities shoe closet design tips gift bag storage spaces master bedroom closet family activity area craft storage room custom wall units

Posts

Blog Calendar

SuMoTuWeThFrSa
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19
20
2122232425
262728293031 





Sign Up!
Closet OS Newsletter

 

Closet Organizing Systems Blog

Closets With Angled Walls and Ceilings

Thursday, August 01, 2013
Angled walls and ceilings present unique design challenges in closet space.

White Attic closet with hardwood floorWhat initially looks like great little “cubbie” space or “nooks” because of a curved wall or angled ceiling often ends up expensive to build out.

And it isn't always highly functional.
And here's why -
We all have specific items that need to be stored inside our closets. And these items “occupy” or “take up” defined amounts of space. For example, a pair of blouse that is 22” from shoulder to shoulder won't fit very well in a space that is only 18” deep.

In other words, just because you put a rod up in a location does not always mean that the hanging garments will fit within that space. If the rod is too close to the wall or a return wall isn't deep enough, the clothing may stick out in to a walkway or the hanger might not fit within the space.

So creating storage solutions in spaces that have angles can be tricky and require planning if you want to maximize function and have it look great.

Here are a couple of tips:

Dress shirts in attic closet-The industry standard rod height for short hanging garments is approximately 42” from the floor. Shirts and jackets require about 24” in depth in order to fit in to a space. Placement of rods should accommodate these parameters.

-If you are using panel material (like melamine or wood), the system needs to attach to the structure of the house for stability. So while a large number of closet systems are installed using what is known as a “hanging system”, this approach can't typically be utilized in situations with angled ceilings because you can't adhere the system to a flat, vertical back wall. That often means that a “floor-based” system is best because the panels go all the way to the floor and can be secured there so the system doesn't fall down.


attic master closet-Shelving units will typically need to have backing so items don't fall behind the unit and into any “dead space”.

-Low shelving doesn't always make sense. Attaching shelving to the walls within the space that has a straight, vertical wall is often difficult to access because it's low and you have to really bend down to get to it. The forward angle, or  pitch of the ceiling prevents easy access. If you go with this option, you should consider it for long term storage and larger items that you don't need to access on a regular basis.

-Less structure often equals more effective storage when it comes to angled and unusual spaces. We often have people who want to organize the space underneath stairs. They have seen some gorgeous pictures on sites like Houzz or Pinterest and want to re-create the look. While this is a need we can meet, it requires a serious budget. Custom designing and building something to fit so beautifully and specifically requires not only math and good machinery, but on site trimming and cutting as well as fillers and possibly even the making of templates in advance.

Attic closet storage nooks Attic closet organization

The more economical option is to plan to store larger items that you don't use on a daily basis (like holiday decorations) in this space. Put in some simple shelving that will allow for that.

Comments
Post has no comments.

     
CUSTOM CLOSETS  |  OFFICE CABINETS  |  GARAGE CABINETS  |  LAUNDRY CABINETS  |  PANTRY CABINETS  |  ENTERTAINMENT CENTERS  |  AND MORE
WALK-IN CLOSETS | CLOSET DESIGN PROCESS | CLOSET INSTALLATIONCLOSET ORGANIZING TEAM | CLOSET TESTIMONIALS

Serving Chicago, IL - Northern & Central Illinois - Northwestern Indiana
Main Office-Showroom | 8N450 Tameling Court, Unit C, Bartlett, IL 60103

Call Us Today! 866-521-4267
© 2014 Closet Organizing Systems