Let’s admit it. Men don’t need as much wardrobe cabinet space as women.
That can be a good thing! It means a bedroom won’t need so much space to hold a wardrobe cabinet. Real men don’t leave messy cabinets. Or do they?
In any case, it doesn’t mean men don’t have to look their best; far from it. In fact, this should at least urge us to keep things neat and easy to see so everything is easy to grab.
With this, here are 10 tips for making the perfect closet for men:
Use a modular design for your wardrobe cabinetThe closet is best divided into 2 separate sections – top and bottom. The top portion will hold button-up shirts and other things you want to be kept neat while the bottom area can have shelves and drawers for shoes or other articles.
Having doubts on measurements? Consult your local modular cabinet maker or interior designer.
Prioritize hanger spaceMen use a lot of hanged clothing – suits, shirts, pants, jackets, etc. As such, it is best to make a lot of room for hanging space. This space can take up the majority of the area.
You can then sub-divide that space to make some room for foldable items like shirts, shorts, socks, and underwear.
Use organizers for the small thingsThe smaller things in the wardrobe easily get lost. And they often really do!
This becomes quite annoying when you lose a sock. To avoid this, try using smaller compartments as drawers for ties, socks, underwear, and belts. You can also subdivide one big drawer as an alternative.
Allocate some space for shoesUnlike women’s shoes, men’s shoes don’t vary so much in size. The tallest kind may just be leather shoes with a thick heel.
Because of this, shoe shelves can be short and just enough to accommodate them (unless you sport boots in your attire). Another option is to use a show drawer separate from your main cabinet since it doesn’t occupy too much space anyway.
A side benefit to this is the convenience. When you get home, don’t you just want to stuff your shoes in the most accessible rack?
Squeeze in the seasonal clothes on top of the wardrobe cabinetYou won’t always need them, so they tend to gather dust. But then, because you don’t always need them, they get further inside the cabinet.
It would be annoying to need to reach deep into the closet just to find jackets and other seasonal clothes. If your cabinet is over 7 feet tall, you can use the top-most part as a display area for your seasonal clothing.
There you have it! Five principles in keeping a neat wardrobe for men. These can easily be tweaked to your liking and you can even choose to expand to make a walk-in closet.
Have you been experimenting with your wardrobe cabinets lately? What worked for you? Feel free to share in the comments section!