Clothes Storage Solutions That Work Well For Men

It is not always the way but in many homes if there is shared bedroom, storage space can have a feminine feel. Of course, there’s nothing to stop a man from using a closet that has a girly touch or two. But, for a well designed interior, that takes into account the needs of its occupiers, his and hers clothes storage is the way to go.

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Although many women know exactly what they want, in terms of clothes storage, for men it can oftentimes be more of a challenge to get the balance between aesthetics and function right.

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There are certain design cues which you can invoke that will create a sense of the male environment and these work particularly well in dedicated storage spaces, such as walk in closets. Try using these in a shared bedroom, too, or on the inside of a closet that has been arranged for the man of the house.

Darkwood Cabinets.

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For the serious businessman who needs everything to be utterly organized in the mornings, when dressing, there is little better choice than dark wood cabinets. Stained wood, with neat trim and fittings, is the ideal storage system material to use as it creates a no-nonsense approach to getting ready for a day at the office.

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The look is for a gentleman who is established in his profession and pursuits. Set the look off with a few images that encourage the go-getting individual.Coordinate black woods with stainless steel and chrome for a look suited to a younger professional man.

Arranging Your Clothes.

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Conventional wisdom says to arrange your clothes as you would wear them; shoes at the bottom, pants above, shirts and jackets on top. However, there’s no need to stick to this so long as everything is orderly. Try shirts place all together on a lower rack, but jerseys and woollens elsewhere, because they are not often worn at the same time, depending on the weather.

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Footwear can often be your first choice of clothing, so try putting them at eye level. Remember to leave room for any hats that you might have, as these don’t like being crushed in drawers. Break up larger shelves with dividers that stop woollens becoming muddled. And use a carousel for your shoes, so that you can get to all of them easily.

Walk In Closets.

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The walk in closet is the ideal environment for a man to store his clothes. If you have sufficient room, fit one out rather than filling one with multiple stand-alone wardrobes.

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A walk in closet should have a door so that it doesn’t get dusty inside. Open plan ones suffer from this problem. The best walk in closets have a combination of shelves, open and closed, racks and drawers. If you have room, use more than one wall and, if possible, install a central island unit.

Accessory Stores.

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Don’t make the assumption that men don’t need a jewelry or accessory store. Like their female counterparts, men need a place for rings, keys, wallets and glasses. The ideal place is a pull out drawer with sub dividers inside to keep the contents orderly. A glass fronted drawer is a good idea, too, for accessories like belts. Alternatively, hang belts on a pullout rack that will keep them organized and accessible.

Ties.

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Men need to select the right tie for the right time and which one he chooses can depend on the sort of day he has planned. Being able to see all of your ties, their colors and patterns, in one go is a great help for that all important decision. Tie drawers, with transparent dividers, are perfect for the job.

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Alternatively, hang your ties at the end of a cabinet in an arrangement that, rainbow-style, will allow you to select just the right color. If you hang your ties in a cabinet, make sure you can pull them forward to get a clear view. Alternatively, roll your ties up and set them into cubby holes, arranged by similar patterns.

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