The Well-Designed Walk-In Closet
Often crammed into whatever space remains on a floor plan, closets deserve thoughtful location, layout, and outfitting
Many walk-in closets are added to master suites as afterthoughts. Architect Lynne Heinzmann has a better idea: planning the walk-in closet from the get-go so that it has the space it deserves. A good walk-in closet starts with an appropriate layout, location, and entry, and it’s finished with a proper outfitting, whether with rods for hanging storage, shelves, racks, or drawers. Heinzmann also discusses the importance of good lighting, emphasizing that natural light is always a good option. This article includes a sidebar about making a custom closet with prefabricated components.