Glass can mean see through glass (like in a window) or it can mean glass like in a mirror. Glass sliding closet doors usually mean the latter and they are great for a couple of different reasons.

If you have a small bedroom or any kind of room, having mirrors on the wall help to create the illusion that the space is much larger than it really is. You have probably at some time, walked into a room that had a wall totally covered with a mirror and had to do a double take when you realized you were in a much smaller room than you originally thought.

Glass closet doors can help greatly with this illusion and that is one of the reasons they are great for small bedrooms. You can have either a closet sliding door that open like the picture below:

Or you can have one that just slides back and forth:

Glass sliding closet doors are also wonderful for providing a full lenth mirror for dressing. Many homes and apartments don't have a mirror in the bathroom where you can see what you look like from head to toe. Full length glass closet doors work well for this and once you get used to using one, you will find it difficult to go back to just a small mirror like most bathrooms have.

The only drawback with closet doors that slide open and closed is the rails that are above and below the doors. You have plastic pieces that slide along those rails and sometimes they break or become detached. This can be an annoyance and if that happens, you will have to fix the problem before the door will work. The rails also have to be aligned perfectly with each other or else pressure will be put on the door that might make it be noisy or create friction and not glide smoothly.

Besides those minor drawbacks, glass sliding closet doors work well in many types of rooms but you need to make sure they don't look out of place. Glass can look great when placed in the right spots but it can look terrible if it just doesn't fit in with the decor of the rest of the room.


When it comes to closets in smaller areas, sometimes you need a door that doesn't take up space when it opens out. For this type of situation you would want to take a look at all the sliding closet doors you can find to see if any of them do the job.

You might also want this type of closet door if there is some furniture in the way or you don't like the fact that when the door swings open it covers part of the wall or a picture. This is one of the popular closet design ideas because of the space it saves.

It turns out that sliding closet doors are not that easy to find anymore even though there are two kinds. The first is the more rare version where the door disappears into the wall (this can also be called a pocket sliding door). This type of door is much harder to install and usually should be done by a professional. Your task will be to make sure that the area where the door will slide into doesn't have any cables or electrical wiring that will get in the way.

The more common sliding door is the kind where one door slides behind the other. The tracks need to be laid out perfectly and these kind of doors come in standard sizes so your closets need to be constructed that way if you are going to buy the doors in a store. You can have them custom made if you like and if you can find a store that will do that for you. You will need to have tracks at the top and bottom of the sliding closet doors and they need to be aligned perfectly or the doors won't glide smoothly. This is the hardest part of sliding doors: getting the rails and tracks aligned so that everything works in perfect unison.


Is your linen closet a mess of scraggly looking washcloths, worn towels, and sheets that have been used since the 80's? If so, you need to go out and get new sets of everything and then fix up your linen closet so that everything looks new, neat, and clean. Here are some linen closet ideas you might think about doing after you come home with your new stash of linens:

1) You should organize your linens by what they are for and also for what rooms they are for. For instance, all the master bedroom linens might be in one place and all the guest room linens in another.

2) You should have a separate set of linens for your guests so that you are using your own linens and never have to use something someone else has used.

3) Put the linens that you use least often on the highest shelf. These might include linens that you use for different seasons and even antique linens. Since you rarely use these, they should be wrapped in cellophane to protect them from dust and fading.

4) Don't stack towels and sheets too high. Make everything in your linen closet neat and easily accessible.

5) Use baskets at the bottom on the floor to store miscellaneous items such as bathroom essentials and anything else you might need for restocking guest rooms and bathrooms. You don't need any special closet design ideas for your linen closet other than keep things simple, organized, and ready to use in a closet that is upstairs and close to the bedrooms.


When you are putting in a new closet or just redesigning an old one. it is great if you can make an effort to think of all the closet door ideas that might make your closet blend in with the room. In other words, your closet door does not have to be the ordinary door that all your neighbors have.

Closet design ideas include not only the insides of a closet but the outside too. Depending on the room, you can have a mirror or some design on the closet door which goes with the rest of the area. A closet door can even be made to look like something else so that it isn't even noticeable.

You can see in the picture below that the closet door has a unique look full of design which adds color to the room. Additionally, the doors hide what is essentially a closet office which make great use of the space for something that is needed.

Putting mirrors on your sliding closet doors is one of the more popular ideas and this does a couple things. First, it makes the room look bigger because of the reflection and second, it adds some design value to the room. You probably would only want to try this with a room that already looks nice because you wouldn't want a reflection of a room that is a mess.

Closed door ideas are anything you want to make them and creativity is the name of the game. You can have doors made out of all sorts of wood and faux wood such as the bamboo closet doors seen below. If there is a material you especially like, you will probably be able to find a store that will be able to make custom doors for you. Although it may be expensive, little additions like these doors we see pictured can add value to your home in terms of your enjoyment of it. Your closet space should be put to use in the best possible way and the doors are no exception as they can be a source of great style.


Some people have too much time on their hands and too much closet space as well. What are some of the craziest closet ideas that some people have used to turn their closets into a unique space?

The closet laundry room is one that is definitely out of the ordinary. If your laundry room is on the ground floor and you want it upstairs, all you have to do is fit your master closet with the right water set up and you can turn it into a laundry room closet.

Another unique closet idea is to turn it into an office. Perhaps you have an extra closet but not an extra room to turn into the office you need. This requires some creative thinking on your part and you will end up with closet office and the extra work space so sorely needed.

Other unique and crazy closet ideas are to turn that extra space into a work out room, a wine closet for storing wine, and a closet sauna. These are just some of the things you can turn your extra closet into if you don't need it and it is good sized. Of course some of these ideas will take money to pull off but if you want it bad enough, it is well worth it.


Most kid's closets are probably underused as they use the floor, bed, bathroom, or anywhere else their clothes land as a storage space. If you were to think of some really cool kids closet ideas, do you think they would use it more? Probably but nothing is guaranteed!

Building or installing a cool closet for your kids is just part of making their room a fun place to hang out. If you are the creative type, you could turn you child's closet into a themed closet. For instance, if your kid likes a certain sports team or is a fan of some movie star, build a colset around that theme. Many kids have rooms that are covered with pictures of baseball, football, basketball, and hockey players and a theme closet around those teams or players will keep your child interested in at least opening up the closet. Maybe with the right closet theme your child will even use it!

Closet storage for kids needs to be simple and items need to be within reach. This means more storage space and hangar space lower to the floor than in an adult closet. If you want your child to use the closet, you need to make sure it is kid friendly. Additionally, think about the things your children might want to store in their closets. Besides the obvious things, will they be wanting a space for books, toys, sports equipment, and other such things? If so, you need to build a closet that is multifunctional and has storage room for a variety of things. The more versatile your kid's closet is, the more likely he or she is to use it.

Kids closet color ideas are crucial to any cool closet. Kids love bright colors and a boring drab closet is not going to get used like one with bright cheerful colors. If you don't have a closet with a theme make sure it is at least full of color and the colors they like. Picking the right closet colors for kids is one of the most important decisions you have to make.

Not everyone has the money to make a custom kids closet but you don't have to spend a lot to make it cool. Anyone with a touch of creativity and some basic woodworking ability can easily create a cool colorful closet that any kid would like to have.


If you don't have a coat tree, your guest coat closet near the entry door is a closet that any guest may open. It is, therefore, a good ideas to put some thought and organization into it so that you are not scrambling to come up with reasons why it is an absolute mess when they open it!

That small coat closet can be whatever you want it to be but it is mainly there for your guest's belongings so keep in mind of that. It is not a good idea to use it for storing things and you don't want it piled too high with your junk. Go get a dozen or so nice quality hangars that will be strong enough to support a heavy coat and scarf. If you have a small closet with not much room for hangers you might try Huggable Hangers.

Entry way coat closet ideas must include a place for your guest's handbags. This is why you don't want it to be full of junk when it is opened. It is very nice to be able to use the coat closet for handbags so that your female guest will remember where they left them rather than in some random place. If you put small hooks in your coat colset for the handbags it will be especially nice.

Many coat closets have a light in them so that you can better see and identify the right coat. Newer homes may be built with this feature but older homes usually don't have lights in the closets. If you need an easy to install light for your coat closet make a quick trip down to your local home improvement store and they will undoutedly have a selection.

Coat closets, depending on how big they are, may have enough room for a shelf or two. Shelves may be included and used for hats, gloves, scarves, and big purses or bags. The shelves must not get in the way of anything hanging though so you really need a big coat closet to have room for shelves.

Coat closet rooms, coat closet dens, coat closet offices are some of the crazy things people do when they have a really bit coat closet with way too much space. Making your coat closet into a office can be done and it will surely seperate your house from the others on the block!

What NOT to do with your coat closet!


Master bedrooms in newer houses often have big closets. House builders have come to realize that women like very big closets and the master bedroom is the best place for them. Do you have one of those large master closets and don't quite know how to fill the space? Or maybe you still have too many clothes to fit in that big master closet!

With so much space, master bedroom closet design ideas should be easy to come up with. People are all different and you would be suprised at how some people fill and organize their master closet.

If you are so inclined, you may want to use that oversized master colset for a small closet office, a closet tanning room, a closet workout room, a closet wet bar, a closet lounging area / reading room, or any other of a number of outlandish things. Obviously, not all people use their master closets for just storing and hanging clothes.

Master closets come in all sizes and and some houses have ones that are exceptionally large. It is those houses that have these very large closets, sometimes as big as a small room, that people decide to turn into an office. Most master bedrooms now come with a walk in closet and the more expensive the house, the larger the master closet. You can always find professional companies to come and install some sort of closet organization system. Some of these are quite cool with electronic moving parts to make things move with a remote control. Or they might even be able to install a small TV room complete with an LCD flat screen TV in your closet so you can watch the ball game while you get dressed.

No matter what you decide, only your imagination is the limit with what kind of master bedroom closet ideas you come up with. You might want to search through magazines for ideas, use a professional to see what services they offer, or just decide on your own what you want to make that master bedroom closet into.