Wardrobe Analysis

Organizing Hanging Clothing:

Begin by assessing the hanging space needs based on the types of clothing—long hang, medium hang, and short hang. For the average men’s wardrobe, short hang dominates, unless pants are hung by the cuff, resulting in a mix of short and medium hang. Long hang sections are typically not a priority for men, yet it’s crucial to inquire about any specific long hang requirements.

In contrast, the average woman’s closet predominantly features 80-90% short hang items, with the remaining percentage allocated to long hang. Some medium hang space might be necessary for pants hung by the cuff or mid-length shirts. Thoroughly scrutinize the wardrobe to ensure the new design caters to all customer needs.

Document the current linear foot requirements, considering the density of clothing in the existing space. Ideally, allow 2 inches per hanging item, though 1 inch per item may be considered. In a two-foot-wide hanging area, aim for 12 items optimally or up to 24 items for comfortable spacing. It’s vital to prevent clothing from having less than 1 inch of space, as this can lead to wrinkles and necessitate ironing before wear. As a professional designer, identifying and resolving potential issues ensures customer satisfaction with the new design.

Organizing Folded Clothing on Shelves:

Folded clothing generally occupies a space of approximately 14 inches deep and 12 inches wide. Sherwood Shelving recommends employing 14-inch deep shelving as the standard and expanding shelf widths in one-foot increments. This approach not only adheres to the recommended standard but also prevents wasted space in the closet, contributing to customer satisfaction.

When determining the linear feet requirement for shelving, measure the total linear feet of the current shelving, including any dressers or bureaus the customer may wish to eliminate. Assess the footage being utilized and examine the current stacks of folded clothing to decide if they should be divided for better organization and accessibility.

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