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Adams strikes a pose in her finished project. While this closet, coming in at 220 square feet, is for a lot of us bigger than our first/second/current apartments, there is a lot we can learn from this clothes-storage fantasy.
Some of Adams' favorite elements: Lighted hanging rods, L-shaped corner rods, S-shaped shelves, a pull-out pant rack, and the open/closed door cubbies above the aluminum bureau of drawers.
Here are the lighted hanging rods in action. "Re-creating natural light is important," Adams says. "I would suggest a combination of ceiling lights like recessed can lights, a ceiling fixture/chandelier, and shelf/rod lighting (low voltage LED lights). We had this lighting system wired on 6 switches — all with dimming capabilities. I am a huge fan of dimmers! With it, you can create mood lighting, turn on certain lights in the closets without having all the lights on, and most importantly, you have enough lighting to see everything in your closet — enough to see the difference between black and navy blue in an instant!"
For those of us limited to a small pole-and-shelf closet, Adams recommends purchasing shelf dividers; drawer bins and/or baskets; belt, tie, and/or scarf hangers, shoe drawers, and boards for hanging jewelry.
All right, bye-bye fantasy closet, you masculine and well-lit wonder of wenge you! Thanks so much to Lisa Adams for sharing her work and tips with us today. Now for all of you, feel a sense of accomplishment from a small organizational task, and go put that donate/purge bag in your closet right now.
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