Closets might not seem that important when it comes to design, but they are a defining feature of a house. If rooms don’t have closets, the resale price of a home can plummet. People vie for a great, organized, closet and many will go to great lengths to get one. In big cities like New York City and Chicago, people pay big money to own a closet or storage space, some can even double a person’s rent! When building or renovating, you have to consider what type of closet you might want to install, it  can make a big difference. Linen closets and pantries are obvious, but when it comes to storage connected to the bedroom, the real debate is if you really want a walk in closet.

As the Walk-in closet has been popularized, people have started to think that Reach-in closets won’t be able meet their storage needs. Sure, for hall closets and pantries they’ll do the job, but when it comes to clothes there’s just not enough space. However, reach-ins can be designed to help people stay organized and can even be easier to keep clean. They include various storage solutions such as poles, drawers, compartments and open shelves, all combined to help you to neatly store everything inside without occupying much space. That being said, if there is too much that needs to be stored in said closet, than it simply won’t work.

Walk-ins are extremely popular. Usually connected to the master suite, they have become a staple in the typical American home. Popularized by the suburbs, people are beginning to expect new homes to have them. However, they take a lot of space and that square footage has to be taken from other rooms. They also are more difficult to keep organized, require separate lighting, and they make a small home feel even smaller. But on the plus side, they’re gorgeous, you get to store everything beautifully, and you don’t have to worry about having space for everything. Walk-ins are considered the dream closet, but make sure you actually need it.

If you’re thinking of renovating your closet, give the team here at Creekside Closets a call. Our professional technicians and designers will help you decide what type of closet would best fit your needs. There are pros and cons to both styles, but it really comes down to what you prefer. If you’re not happy with it, then we’re not happy with it. No matter what you choose, walk-in or reach-in, we’ll help you create a space that will keep you organized.