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Carol H

I've lived in both types of old houses; the ones with VERY shallow closets and the ones with closets deep enough to rent out. Free standing is definitely the way to go on the former. Modular with no doors would simplify the latter.

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Carol H,

You bring up a wonderful point about free standing closets. However, it really depends on the person when it comes to no doors. We once had a client that requested glass doors in her wardrobe, so that she could see everything inside, all the time. We tried talking her out of the idea, but she insisted. Shortly after delivery, she had a change of heart on the glass doors because in reality, seeing your clothes through glass doors, or no doors, is not nearly as glamorous as one might imagine.

Although the magazine photos of open hanging and shelving look like a great idea, we all know that life happens, and closets get messy... Sometimes it's nice to be able to tuck the mess away and not look at it.

As for the glass door closet client, we ended up solving her closet problem by frosting the glass doors!

Kindest,

Contempo Space

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juliamac19

If you are tight for space consider replacing bulky wooden hangers with the fine felted ones (you can get them in Costco or the Reject Shop for around $20 for 50 hangers). They are great for slippery or strappy items as they grip. I've bought plastic dividers from PinkLily (look a bit like a bookend, sliding on to the bottom of the shelf and ideal to stop stacked items falling over

   

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