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If you’re using the Closet Culture EasyConfigurator to design a walk-in closet, there are a couple of things you’ll need to keep in mind, like how to measure & design each wall of the closet so that you can be sure your new system will maximize your closet space and be the perfect organization system for you.
Naming your Walk-In Closet in the EasyConfigurator
First, remember that you’ll have to configure each wall of your walk-in closet separately. This might affect the way you name your closet in the configurator, since each wall will be designed separately in the EasyConfigurator. Of course, you can give each wall any name you like, but we recommend one of the following options to help keep you organized:
- “Master Closet Right” and “Master Closet Left.” This works especially well for narrower closets that don’t need a system on the back wall. You can simply stand in the closet doorway and see which wall will get which configuration
- “Master Closet East,” etc. This is an easy way to be super clear about which configuration goes on which wall, especially if you’re working with a handyperson to help you install it
If you share the closet you’ll be organizing, you could also name each configuration after the person who will be using that side of the closet.
Pro Tip! Don’t forget to save each configuration before moving on to the next wall!
Measuring your Walk-in Closet for the EasyConfigurator
The next step to configuring a walk-in closet is measuring each wall. The Closet Culture system comes in 2-foot-wide sections.
In addition to measuring how long each wall is, also consider:
- What sorts of things you might store on a wall that is in between Closet Culture “sizes.” If you have a seven-foot wall, for example, you’ll be able to install three 2-foot sections, and have an extra foot of space to put up hooks for towels, or store a vacuum cleaner or other oddly-shaped items.
- How wide the closet is. Closet Culture’s shelves are 16” deep, so if you’re installing systems on opposite walls, you’ll want to be sure that there is enough space between them to move around! We recommend about 48” of walking space, so that two people can comfortably pass by one another. This means a total closet width of 80 inches. Of course, you can still install a Closet Culture system if your closet isn’t that wide! Just be sure you’ll have enough space to maneuver inside the closet.
- Which way your closet door swings. If the door opens into the closet, you’ll want to be sure to leave some space behind it. This is a good spot to install hooks so that you can store seasonal items like long coats, or infrequently used items like umbrellas, so that you don’t have to work around the door every single morning.
- Whether you want to leave space in the corners for things like clothes hampers or luggage. Alternatively, you could have shelves that go all the way into a corner and “meet” another shelf on the adjacent wall, so that the shelves go all the way around. If you decide on the second option, you might need an additional section of the Closet Culture system. You’ll also want to account for the 16” deep shelves in your measurements for the adjacent walls.Keep reading for more tips on walk in closet corners!
Accounting for Corners in the Walk-In Closet Configuration
No matter how you decide to join your corners, you’ll also want to keep in mind that racks & baskets that slide out might bump into sections of your system on the adjoining wall. We recommend using hanging space or stationary shelves for sections that will be in a corner.
And speaking of shelves, it’s often worthwhile to align shelves that are next to each other in the corner so that they are at the same height. Don’t stress about this too much as you configure – every Closet Culture system is adjustable, so you can move shelves to the perfect height whenever you like.
We hope this guide has helped you conquer the chaos in your walk-in closet! For more tips on how the EasyConfigurator works, check out our How-To video with Handyman Andy!