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Making the seasonal shift with new hardwood flooring for your walk-in closet

October 29, 2013

One of the most important parts of home design is knowing when to make the seasonal transition with your closet's contents, but you'll also want to give the space itself a stylish upgrade. Why not start with the floors?

It's officially layering season for those living in the upper United States. Early autumn crispness is about to give way to cooler late fall weather, right before the snow and wind comes in with a vengeance. Could there be a better time to trade out those summery dresses and shorts for sweaters, scarves and heavy down jackets? One of the most important parts of home design is knowing when to make the seasonal transition with your closet's contents, but you'll also want to give the space itself a stylish upgrade. Why not start with the floors?

New flooring for your closet
One of the best design pick-me-ups you can give your closet is a new set of hardwood floors. Anderson Floors' Cimarron collection would be ideal for any walk-in closet, with rugged ¾-inch solid red oak planks featuring a patina of intricate grain textures and a burnished sheen. With warm, dark hues and a gorgeous hand-scraped style, these boards stand above the rest. And coming from Anderson, they're sure to be durable enough to last a lifetime. This collection is sure to be one of the most striking fixtures in your closet, without stealing any thunder from your clothes, of course!

Prioritize space
Even in a walk-in closet, you're sure to have limited space. You should move heavier coats and scarves as well as other outerwear to a closet closer to the foyer, freeing up room for your seasonal outfits in your bedroom's walk-in closet. It will also make sense to diversify your variety of storage options - include bars for hangers, shelving, drawer cubbies and baskets. Each of these is sure to be prime real estate for different pieces of clothing. Drawer cubbies, for instance, are ideal for items like cuff links, earrings or even ties, while baskets are sure to help you with that impossible task of organizing socks. You may even discover a few you assumed were lost!

Make room for the shoes
What's a walk-in closet without shoes? While you should have space by the foyer or entryway devoted to your wellies or heavy snow boots, keeping your dress shoes, sneakers and stylish footwear in your closet is always a prime idea. After all, you'll want to be sure you match before heading out the bedroom door!