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Custom Closets for Nashville’s Historic Homes: A Guide


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When we think of the aesthetics of our home, we generally think of the outside first and then big, shared spaces like the living room or kitchen. However, closets are a huge part of how we keep our homes organized and can also add a fun aesthetic. This can be especially true for historic homes. These homes might catch your eye as you walk down Nashville Street. If you're going to be living in a historic home, you'll want the closets to live up to the rest of the home.

This guide will tell you everything you need to know about repurposing your closets to give your historic home that extra bit of appeal. By using the tips of the trade you learn here, you'll be able to have your luxury closet in no time.

Repurpose Existing Spaces

Just because a historic home is labeled as historic doesn't mean there aren't things you can do to modernize it. Before you can do that, you probably ought to know the different styles of closets available to you.

There are four different types of closets you can choose from. Reach-in closets are the most common. These closets typically have one or two doors; you simply reach into them to get whatever you need. There is not enough space to physically walk into it.

An open closet is like a reach-in closet but has no doors.

The next two are the more modern options. Walk-in closets are a room of their own. You can physically fully walk in and have ample space for clothing and other items.

Dressing rooms are big walk-in closets. These are also a room of their own, generally complete with mirrors and plenty of room to try things on. You can almost think of them as a luxury walk in closet.

Now that you know the different types of closets, which would be best for your home? This, of course, depends on how much space you must work with. Will you redesign an existing closet, or will you turn a different area of your home into a closet?

Whatever you choose, here are some ideas to help with your new closet:

  • Use high-quality material for a sophisticated look.
  • Opt for bright or saturated colors for better visibility.
  • Install adequate lighting for a well-lit and pleasant atmosphere.
  • Include various storage solutions such as shelves, drawers, and hanging rods.
  • Add a full-length mirror for functionality and elegance.
  • Consider a seating area for a cozy and luxurious feel.
  • Personalize the space with decor items that reflect your style.
  • Utilize vertical space with hooks, pegboards, and hanging organizers.
  • Incorporate a dressing island or vanity for grooming and organization.

Optimize Vertical Space

Walk-in closets are more than just a closet; they're a whole other room in your house. For that reason alone, you want to ensure that you are optimizing all the space you have. You don't want it to be stuffy and dark; you want it to be a welcoming room. A room that you look forward to going into.

There are several ways that you can achieve this. The first is by being as generous with the space as you can. If you have the room, you should have a full-length mirror, floor to ceiling, which will open the room up. Another great option is having a large window in your walk in closet. This brings in natural light and can give your closet a comforting feel.

By optimizing vertical space, you are giving yourself more room to work on the ground. You can use this room for tasteful furniture. Suddenly, your walk-in closet isn't just for you but can have guests as well for when you're getting ready for a night out on the town.

There are so many ways to customize a walk-in closet, but the trick is deciding to have one in the first place. Walk-in closets add value to homes and an element of fun.

If you want a walk-in closet, please contact Artisan Custom Closets today!


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