This beautiful closet hits all the essential guidelines for successful walk through closet design, and proceeds to take them a step further with the under-countertop, lighted, jewelry display that dominates attention in the center of the closet. Rather than dividing the space between a long hallway and standard walk in closet, the owners decided to persue a walk through design in order to open up the space and make every square inch count. The closet connects the master bedroom and bath through double glass doors on located at either end. The walls of the space are completely outfitted with custom built ins that feature a plethora of storage for this closet. The prerequisite double hang, medium hang and long hang sections are included to handle all length garments on hangers. Additionally, numerous closet shelving sections are included for folded clothing. Baskets are used on the shelves to keep small items neat and tidy. Corralling all the small stuff into baskets prevents the room from looking cluttered. Larger, built in, pull-out wire baskets occupy four of the lower shelves to act as hampers and conceal dirty clothing from view. Because this closet is visible and essentially part of the bedroom area, a large number of drawers were used to conceal personal items and keep the space streamlined. A closet hutch acts as a dresser — including drawers, countertop, shelf, upper cabinets and alcove for a mirror provide just as much storage and remove the need for extra furniture in the bedroom. Narrow, enclosed wardrobe style units flank the entry to the bathroom, providing additional concealed storage.
The pièce de résistance in this walk through closet, however, is definitely the center closet island. The owners chose to make a jewelry display installed under the custom glass countertop as the focal point of the space. The countertop is frosted white glass with four clear glass sections for viewing the jewelry. Access to the jewelry is available through the island's upper drawers, each of which is outfitted with velvet lined jewelry organizers. LED lighting installed in the closet island under the glass countertop illuminates the entire display, adding an instant WOW factor to this closet design.