When it comes to closet systems in NJ, drawers and open shelving are both popular choices. If you’re planning a custom closet, you could be stuck between the two, so here are a few tips you can use to help you decide which one would be a better option.

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Benefits of Shelves

Shelving is typically less expensive to install than drawers are because there are fewer components required. They can be placed in smaller areas in order to maximize space, and are especially nice for narrow closets since you won’t need to allow room for opening the drawer in. Shelves are also easier to access, and make everything easy to find because you can see it at a glance.

Benefits of Drawers

Not all items stack neatly on shelves, which is why drawers are often preferred. Not only that, but you may want to keep underwear and lingerie hidden from view, in which case drawers serve a better purpose. When storing things in drawers, it’s not necessary to keep everything neat and orderly at all times, so if your closet tends to get cluttered easily, drawers can help you maintain an organized appearance despite this fact.



If you can’t decide between shelves and drawers, an alternative would be to modify shelves in order to hide clutter while also containing hard to stack items. A few ways to do this could be:

  • Covering shelves with a fabric curtain or shutters
  • Stacking items in baskets or bins on a shelf
  • Creating a mock drawer front that lifts or slides open in order to allow access

In the end, your choice will depend a great deal on the types of items you store, your lifestyle and the space you have available. If you’d like to see more custom closet ideas, contact us.