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Should I Choose Open or Closed Shelving For my Closet?

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If you’re trying to take back lost space in your bedroom’s closest, it might be time to consider adding in brand-new shelving. While there are a few different ways you can mix and match the items your closet to create additional space, shelving is one of the easiest and most effective methods. The only question left is the biggest: should you opt for open or closed shelving?

Below are a few factors you must consider before choosing shelving. Have questions? Visit Guaranteed A Fine Furniture and let us help you find that perfect match in our showroom.

Do you have a lot of stuff to store in the closet?

If so, choose closed shelving. Floor mounted shelving is deeper, meaning you will ultimately have more room for your items. This will allow you to store important items such as shoes, dresswear, and other valuable pieces of clothing that you either do not want to let sit in the floor. Closed shelving is also ideal if you have a lot of clothes and want to get away from the clutter.

Walk-in or reach-in closet?

Here’s an important question: do you currently have a walk-in closet or a reach-in closet (e.g. a cabinet space solely for hanging clothes, a small closet with only space for hanging, etc.)? If you have a reach-in closet the best solution is to opt for open shelving. This will allow you to seriously organize the items with open shelves by hanging them in an organized fashion.

An open-concept closet.

If you are lucky enough to have a large walk-in closet where you can move around, you can choose between open and closed – though closed shelving is often the best approach. Closed shelving gives you lots of flexibility when hanging and storing your clothing items.

Do you have valuables and other items that need to be locked up?

This is likely the deciding factor: if you have valuables like jewelry, expensive shoes, or nice dresswear, choose closed shelving. Include a lock if you are totally serious about protecting valuables.

If you really don’t have a preference, or you have a child that simply needs to be able to access their clothing in the morning, opt for open shelving. It makes the process of opening the closet and finding what you want to wear super simple and you don’t have to rummage through this drawer or that one just to find a pair of pants. Whatever you choose, know your needs and how different types of shelving can help you.

Need extra help? Then don’t wait! Stop by our showroom and let us show you the way.