Planning storage for an empty space can be a bit overwhelming - we offer so many options!

Here is a three-step approach to help simplify tackling that empty space:

Identify the cabinet types you'll need to establish a core structure. Cabinet types are made up of tower units, wall cabinets and base cabinets - each available in modular widths of 15" and 30".

Once you have your core structure, all cabinets can be accessorized to fit your storage needs. Simpy add adjustable shelves, slide-out shelves, roll-out trays or doors.

To complete your design layout, fill the space between your cabinets with closet rods and shelves. These accessories can be field cut to fit your space.

Design Tips

When designing a rectangular shaped closet, maximize the useable space by 'filling' the shorter wall end to end. Be sure to leave 12" of access space between cabinetry in corners.

Pay special attention to the location of doorway headers when designing reach-in closets using cabinetry with doors. Be sure the doorway header is at least 84 inches tall and closet is deeper than 31 inches in order to have enough clearance for the cabinetry door to open.

Take into consideration light switch and outlet locations to be sure they won't get covered by cabinetry.

When designing a closet-for-two, begin by dividing the space equally. It will be easier to adjust individual storage options when the layout begins as 50/50.

Locate hanging sections toward the back end and outside corners of the spaces, this will allow easier access to cabinetry storage.