Organizing cabinets in a home needs meticulous planning. Even a spacious home requires adequate storage for storing linen and other supplies. A well-planned linen cabinet can go a long way in ensuring that all your home supplies are within easy reach, stored safely and complement your housekeeping efforts. A survey by The International Housewares Association reveals that Americans spend around $9 billion every year on space organizing and products for closet creation.
Designing linen cabinet
Assessing the storage area to plan the depth and width of the linen cabinet is most important for designing. The cabinets or closets should suit the design and decor of the bathroom or the utility area where you plan to install a linen cabinet. For easy access, linen cabinets can be installed within the reach of the shower. The cabinets should be designed in such a way that folded towels and sheets can be arranged in good order. Space available inside the linen cabinet can be designed to store all your linen safely.
According to the decor, the right-sized cabinet may be designed in wood or other materials. The size of the linen cabinet should be large enough to hold towels, sheets and other bathroom supplies. Baskets that hold the supplies can be installed inside the cabinet for easy and better access. This will help to minimize clutter. Shelving inside the cabinet not only helps to reduce chaos but aids better management of existing space.
Warm tones lend a classy look to your linen cabinets. Darker shades can be chosen for the cabinets while installing them in a bathroom with walls of lighter shade. This provides a pleasant contrast. Alternatively you can blend the linen cabinets with the walls to give a recessed look. If the bathroom is small in area, installing linen towers that are as tall as pantries is yet another choice. These towers can contain center drawers for storing towels and other bathroom supplies.
Wall-mounted linen cabinet
If bathroom has adequate open space, wall mounted cabinets are the best option to store linen. Instead of just fixing a towel rod to the wall, you can think of a wall-mounted bathroom cabinet incorporating a design that has provision for a towel rod. This linen cabinet idea provides for additional storage for bathroom supplies like shampoos, deodorants, beauty products and more.
Walk- in linen cabinet
There are walk-in linen cabinets that incorporate multiple hanging sections, adjustable shelving, maxi-bins, baskets, a hidden portable laundry hamper and shoe racks. There can be separate sections for storing ties, belts and scarves. While designing and choosing drawers within the linen cabinet, one can experiment with different styles and sizes.
Choosing the frame width, frame height, drawers and accessories is the first step. You can plan the style of your walk-in linen cabinet to suit the bedroom furniture. One has to use ingenuity to mix and match various cabinet accessories such as drawer banks and linen cabinets. You can go in for contemporary or traditional styles. You can try mirrored cabinet doors. Staggered cabinets, frame-less inset mirror, carved doors, functional doors - the options are many.
Organizing a linen cabinet