It’s a scene right out of *Keeping up with the Kardashians* or one of the many other reality TV shows that chronicle the lives of Hollywood’s fabulous and famous. A glamorous starlet flips on the light to her closet to reveal a fashion wonderland as large as an entire bedroom. They’re not just adding storage space, they’re adding a whole boutique to their homes.
Picture it, she walks into a perfectly-lit room that’s accented with floor-to-ceiling shelves, racks, and drawers. Designer dresses hang, perfectly displayed for the next night out on the town. Louboutins and Jimmy Choos await on custom shoe racks throughout. A folding table the size of a kitchen island sits in the middle — the ideal space to match up and lay out an outfit. It’s never hard to find the right purse or jewelry, as accessories are on parade on shelves throughout the beautiful closet space. If you’re thinking of adding storage space in an unused area of your home, don’t settle for a traditional boring closet. Treat yourself to the boutique closet of your dreams!
Where Should I Start with Adding Storage Space for a Boutique Closet?
To create your very own glamour room, all you need is a bit of space. It doesn’t need to be as large as a room in one of the Kardashians’ mansions; a regular-sized closet will work just fine. However, if you’re looking to transform your basement or attic space, a larger room will allow you to really go all out.
What can you do with your boutique closet space? The opportunities are endless. Are you sick of getting dressed for a night out on the town and trying to see your outfit in a small bedroom mirror? Equip your glam room with custom floor-to-ceiling mirrors to get a look at your getup from every angle.
If you’re sick of trying to apply makeup under blah bathroom lighting while leaning over the sink, a custom beauty and makeup table will make a wonderful addition to your new closet. The right lighting will ensure that you always create the perfect look, every time. Custom drawers and makeup storage mean that you’ll never have to search for your eyeliners, lipsticks, and applicators among a jumble of bathroom items.
More than just a storage space for your clothes, a boutique closet is a “me-space” for women. Think of it as the female version of the man cave. In addition to a place to get ready for the work day or a romantic date, you can turn your glamour room into a spa-like space to rejuvenate and relax. Include a space for a chaise lounge as a quiet place to relax with a magazine and a cup of tea. Mood lighting sets the perfect tone for a peaceful space. Install a tranquil fountain or waterfall to really create a world away from the hustle-bustle outside.
Working with a Contractor to Create Your “Me-Space”
Whether you’re full of exact ideas of what you’d like (sky lights! cedar walls!) or only have a vague sense of what you’d like to do (maybe not a closet for clothes, but a relaxation/meditation room?), a contractor will work with you to design a vision of a room that best suits your needs and personality.
It’s important to work with an experienced contractor that specializes in home renovation. This way, they can look at your already-existing space and take into consideration any limitations to what you’d like to do, as well as suggest alternatives. Perhaps the design of the house won’t allow you to do a skylight, but they can install a large window to bring in natural light. Maybe there are aspects of the room you hadn’t considered that can be utilized to maximize its use or space — had you thought about installing a rolling ladder and going floor to ceiling with those hanging racks? Fabulous!
Whether you’re turning an unused space into a room you’ll actually use or redoing your current closet and glamming it up, working with a contractor will provide the perspective and experience of someone who has been there and done that. They know what ideas will work well for adding storage space and they know how to get the project done right in a timely fashion so that you can enjoy your “me-space” as soon as possible.