Minneapolis Wardrobe, or Closet?

What is the difference between a wardrobe and a closet -- and which is the best choice for your Minneapolis home? Below is a breakdown of the strengths and liabilities of each clothing storage solution. Find out whether a wardrobe or a closet is best for your situation and lifestyle in Minneapolis.

Pros and Cons of Wardrobes and Closets


Despite its less permanent status, a wardrobe can provide many advantages over a closet. The most obvious is that it is much less difficult to put a wardrobe in a room than to have a closet installed in your Minneapolis home, especially if a room did not already have a closet. A wardrobe comes in handy when a room without a closet is being converted into a bedroom or a guest room. For a room with clothing storage needs that are above the capacity of an existing closet, a wardrobe can make a convenient overflow closet. In addition, a wardrobe, especially an antique armoire that you might find in a Minneapolis antique shop, can make a beautiful addition to room furniture, serving an aesthetic purpose that closets often do not.


In comparison to a wardrobe, a closet is a much more durable solution to storing clothes in your Minneapolis bedroom. Closets usually have more capacity and allow for the storage of a variety of different types of items including boxes and bins. Closets also are usually also designed in ways that they do not visibly occupy space in rooms, but instead are inset into walls. In comparison, a wardrobe will often take up a lot of space in a room and often must be placed awkwardly to allow for its doors to fully open.

Still Can't Decide?

Your personal taste, functionality – even the style of your Minneapolis home – all come into play when selecting a storage system for your clothes. Your California Closets Design Consultant can talk you through the wardrobe and closet choices and help you find and customize the right system for your needs. Contact California Closets today to set up a consultation with one of our expert designers.