A well designed closet can change a lot of things in your life. First, you will find stuff easily by seeing everything you have in an organized place. This is a time saver for you. Second, you can save some money by avoiding to buy something for the second time. Because if you cannot see what you have in a closet, you are under the risk of buying it twice.
Mainly because they are not in front of our eyes and guests don’t use them, closets are usually overlooked in terms of decoration. However, well planned and organised closets can greatly increase your life quality.
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1. More Space
2. More storage
3. Well organized
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5. A new system
Do we know enough about closets?
A closet (especially in North American usage) is a small and enclosed space, a cabinet, or a cupboard in a house or building used for general storage or hanging clothes. A closet for food storage is usually referred to as a pantry. A closet, through French from Latin clausum, “closed” began life in the 17th century as a small private room, often behind a bedroom, to which a man or woman could retire, for privacy, reading, or enjoyment of personal works of art: for this usage, see Cabinet (room).
Modern closets can be built into the walls of the house during construction so that they take up no apparent space in the bedroom, or they can be a large, free-standing piece of furniture designed for clothing storage, in which case they are often called a wardrobe or armoire. Closets are often built under stairs, thereby using awkward space that would otherwise go unused.
In current British usage, a “wardrobe” can also be built-in, and the word “cupboard” can be used to refer to a closet. In Elizabethan and Middle English,closet referred to a larger room in which a person could sit and read in private, but now refers to a small room in general. In Indian usage, a closet often refers to a toilet. This probably originated from the word water closet, which refers to a flush toilet.
Here are the types of closets:
- Broom closet: A narrow floor-to-ceiling space for the storage of lengthy items.
- Coat closet: A coat closet is a closet of a house where people store their hoods, jackets and coats. A coat closet is typically located in the entryway, so that it is close to the front door.
- Linen closet: A tall, narrow closet, typically located in or near bathrooms and/or bedrooms. Such a closet contains shelves used to hold towels, washcloths, sheets, and toiletries.
- Spear closet: An architectural slang term for a small, oddly shaped, “left over” space, whether actually used as a closet or not.
- Utility closet: A closet used for permanently housing appliances, most commonly the heating/cooling unit and water heater, especially in apartments where they cannot be put in a garage, attic, or basement.
- Walk-in closet (often shortened to “walk-in”) :A closet large enough to walk inside to store clothes or other objects, on two or three sides. They may have lighting, mirrors, and flooring distinct from adjacent rooms.
- Wall closet: A very shallow closet closed off from a room by a curtain or folding doors, with only enough depth to hang clothes or store them folded on shelves.
- A water closet (abbreviated “WC”) is not a storage closet but a small dedicated room containing a flush toilet. The euphemistic term comes from the British English definition of a closet as a small private room. In this case, it was a small private room with running water.
- Wardrobe: A type of furniture for storing clothes.