Perhaps the most popular closets these days are the built-in types. For people with deeper pockets living in huge palatial houses, a walk-in closet is more the norm. This does not mean, though, that freestanding closets are about to become history. Indeed, they still have a role to play in the effort to organize your clothing, accessories, and other related stuff.
There are many men and women who rent small apartments or condo units for varied reasons. Among them you will find that plenty have freestanding closets in their bedrooms and perhaps even in their attics or basements. This is because they typically are not allowed by their landlords to undertake renovations, or even to drill holes, in the rented buildings. For them, the only answer to their storage needs is freestanding closets.
Freestanding closets can also be installed inside walk-in closets to help in the organization of your clothes. You can, for instance, have a shoe closet in one corner and a jewelry closet right next to the dresser.
The main advantage of freestanding closets is their transferability. You can put them anywhere inside your room, and if you tire of the current arrangement, you can easily push it somewhere else, or, if you are moving to another house, bring it along with you.
The closets come in many versions –big, small, or medium; short or tall; canvas, plastic, metal, or wood; wheeled or not wheeled; with or without drawers, shelves, or hanging rods; and in an endless array of colors. They are either ready- or custom-made. There are also modular units allowing you to assemble the closet from pre-fabricated parts that are just right your room.
The prices of freestanding closets vary greatly. They can range from a $30 canvas closet to a $1,000 wood closet with hardwood frame and shelves that is embellished with elaborate designs.