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Closet Storage Ideas: New Wardrobe Armoire With Unique Lighting

custom built in wardrobe armoire in a transitional design with unique lighting
Installing a new wardrobe armoire with unique lighting solves both the storage and privacy issues of this master bedroom. The closet spans one wall of the master bedroom and provides both long hang and medium hang sections along with many shelves. The majority of the shelves are earmarked for shoe storage, but pantry pull-out shelves with scalloped fronts were used for accessories and smaller items. They function in a similar manner to a closet drawer system, storing many of life's essentials. A custom closet lighting system in warm white was included in order to provide both accent and task lighing for the bedroom and closet.

Wardrobe Closet With Unique Lighting Solves Bedroom Storage & Privacy Problems

Although this was a relatively new home, the builder's original closet space for the master bedroom proved to be inadequate for the homeowners' long term needs. The large room featured four windows on two walls. Unfortunately, the windows on one side were too close to the neighboring home and posed privacy issues. Additionally, the master closet provided by the builder was too small to meet the clothing storage needs of this dual career couple. Closet Works solved both problems with a new wardrobe armoire that spans the length of the wall with the problem windows. The new closet hides the windows while providing needed extra storage for the bedroom. The remaining two windows in the bedroom face the backyard and provide sufficient lighting for the entire room.

This large floor to ceiling custom wardrobe was backed with the same 3/4 inch thick laminate material used on the rest of the closet. A simple moulding treatment was used along the floor and ceiling to trim out the new closet. There are 2 depths to this system, 24 inches deep for the hanging sections and 14 inches for the majority of shelving sections. The 24 inch depth is needed to ensure that the doors will close completely when there are hangers on the clothes rods. Fourteen inches is the optimal depth for shoe shelves — and this couple has a lot of footwear to store. The shallower depth is also good for folded clothing. Folded sweaters and knit tops will not get pushed back and lost in the back of the shelf. Several shelves were kept at the 24 inch depth to allow for the storage of oversize items.

The owners wanted a custom, built-in look with lighting. The new LED closet lighting system presents a beautiful display at night worthy of an art gallery. It also provides task lighting when searching for clothing. Because the closet spans the entire wall, grometted electrical cutouts were included in the backerboard to allow access to the outlets. These power the lights. The electricals for the closet lighting are serviced through a removable access panel in the bottom of one section of closet.

New Wardrobe Armoire Includes a Closet Lighting System

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The closet lighting components can be serviced through an access panel in the closet floor.

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wardrobe armoire
When the doors are closed, this wardrobe armoire closet presents a simple and clean aesthetic to the space. The transitional style is consistent with the decor throughout the home. There is no hint that there were ever any windows present when viewed from the inside. From the outside, it simply appears to any onlookers that the blinds have been drawn. The remaining two windows provide more than enough natural light for the room.
alley with covered windows
The home is located in an urban neighborhood with a narrow lot. The close proximity of the neighboring house meant that the windows on one side of the master bedroom were never opened and the shades never raised for the entire four years the owners have lived here. These buildings are very close together and there isn't much privacy between neighboring bedrooms when the window shades are open. The windows never let in much light even when uncovered, because the space between the buildings is so narrow. To increase privacy in the bedroom, these homeowners covered the offending windows. Privacy is now ensured without having to remove the physical window in the event that a future homeowner would prefer to repurpose the space and have more windows again.