Move over, man cave, the "man closet" is the new male-only space inside a house. And don't expect rows of shelves for all of his fancy shoes -- Men want different things in a closet than women do, says designer Lisa Adams of LA Closet Design, her custom-closet business and online boutique.
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Men seek a no-fuss tone. Where a woman's closet might be cute and feminine and have dainty features and design touches, men care most about space; they like their closets walk-in big. And they appreciate gadgets like safes, bars (a refrigerator, breakfast station or coffee maker), and charging stations -- all designed to make their morning rush to the office and evening wind down easier. "Men tend to be the ones that are the risk takers in terms of design," says Adams.
Still, most men don't need this many bells and whistles to feel good about their closet. "Most men want organization -- a place for everything," she says. When Adams designed her boyfriend's closet, she gave him lots of places to keep things. "It is organized and functional. I believe he feels good every morning getting dressed and feeling like he starts off the day organized and in a positive state of mind," she says.
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