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Tips to Designing a Beautiful Walk-In Closet


California Closets Santa Barbara - Tips to Designing a Beautiful Walk-In Closet

If you have the space, a walk-in closet is one of the best ways to beautifully organize all of your items while giving your home an elevated boost. The California Closets Santa Barbara team provide tips on how to build the best custom walk-in closet for your home here in Santa Barbara County, Ventura County, Santa Ynez, Ojai, Solvang, Buellton or Gaviota.

It’s All About the Details

When it comes to having a highly organized, beautiful walk-in closet, the secret lies in the details. Multiple hanging areas, shelving, drawers, baskets, displays and more work together to organize everything from your sweaters to your shoes. Luxurious, on-trend items right now include the following:

Custom Island

Make a bold statement while creating more organization in your home with a custom island. Reclaimed wood, back panels or even high-end leather doors will dress up the furniture, which also creates more storage, as you can elegantly display and store everything from designer jewelry to shoes to sweaters in the island.  This can be taken a step further by adding bench seating.

California Closets Santa Barbara - Custom Walk-In Closet with Island

Shoe Storage

Whether you want your ever-growing shoe collection on display or you want to conceal your shoes, there are plenty of options. Shoe fences, glass cases, shelving and more are some of the options that will accommodate your shoe collection. For a more dramatic look, arrange LED display lighting over a pair to make your closet look like a high-end boutique.

California Closets Santa Barbara - Custom Walk-In Closet with Shoe Storage

Materials and Finishes

Finishes: With unique materials and color palettes through artisans and designers from around the world, the sky is the limit when it comes to your closet’s finish. From classic shades to distinctive imported textures, you can get a sophisticated look of real wood, with a more durable construction.

Materials: Only select the best materials with sustainable, California Air Resources Board (CARB) compliant materials. Recycled wood fibers and LEED standard supplies add to a better quality closet.


Make your closet more functional and stylish by incorporating lighting. LED lighting saves the planet and lowers bills, while inside-drawer lighting helps you see better at night. Display lighting over artwork, shoes, accessories and more will elevate your closet to make it feel like a high-end boutique.

California Closets Santa Barbara - Custom Dressing Room

Get started today by visiting the Santa Barbara showroom and scheduling your complimentary in-home expert design consultation. Featured on Houzz, California Closets has been transforming homes into beautiful, organized spaces for nearly four decades.

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