What Makes a Good a Clothes Rack?

What Makes a Good a Clothes Rack?

If you have insufficient closets at home or live in an apartment where there are none, a clothes rack can come in handy.

Clothes racks have a wide range of uses. You can use them at home, in your office, or in your garments business. In today’s industrial design, the open clothing rack can be a fashion statement in a home’s interior.

There’s a wide selection of clothes racks out there and choosing the right one will mostly depend on your personal needs as well as the space available. In this article, we explore some common features of clothes racks, which you should consider in order to get a rack that best serves your needs.

Fashionable clothes hanging on rack at modern dressing room
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Womans bedroom with clothes rack, double bed and window
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Size of Clothes Rack

Clothes racks come in different styles and sizes. The two major styles are single rod and a double rod clothing rack.

The width of single rod clothes rack ranges between 34 inches and 60 inches while a double rod rack can be as wide as 60 inches. Moreover, the distance between the two rods in a double rod rack can be as wide as 21.5 inches.

The height of a rack is normally adjustable. As such, it may range between 48 inches and at least 60 inches.

Pastel Color Female Clothes on Open Cloth Rail Wooden Hanger Grey Wall
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Interior of a room with sofa and rack for clothes
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Rolling Clothes Racks

Some garment racks are designed for movable or temporary storage, and hence have wheels. A portable clothing rack can be very useful when you want to carry your clothes. It’s worth noting that the wheels should be heavy duty.

In fact, the size and quality of wheels vary from hard plastic to rubber. Normally, the larger the wheels, the easier to push and the better the ride comfort. Moreover, a good clothing rack should have wheel brakes, which come in handy when you need to prevent the rack’s movements.

Casual stylish shirts on hanger stand in room
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It is advisable to always go for heavy duty clothing racks. Normally, racks are rated by the weight of clothes they can carry. This is especially important if you are planning to use your clothing rack to store cold weather clothes.

Commercial clothes racks can be a great choice because they are usually strong enough to accommodate up to 150 kg of clothes. It is also worth noting that most racks are easy to assemble and dismantle and you need just a few minutes to install them.

Room corner with armchair and rack for clothes
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Modern wooden rack in the loft
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Adjustable Clothes Racks

There are clothes racks that allow for height adjustments. This can be helpful if you want to store long garments, such as dresses. Clothing racks that have two rods usually are designed to ensure that height adjustments set the rods at different heights, allowing you to easily view items on each rod.

Other ones are collapsible and you can use them as a temporary closet for guests. When not in use, you can easily fold them and tuck them away.

Interior of teenage girl's room with sofa and clothes rack
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If you want to protect your clothes from dust, consider choosing clothing rack with a cover. These covers may often be zipped and sometimes transparent to allow for easy viewing of stuff stored inside. There are also clothes racks with opaque covers to create a closet-like effect.

Lights decorating a mirror and a clothes organizer with black and white clothing.
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Final thoughts

Clothes racks are beneficial for organizing clothing items such as trousers, coats, dresses, accessories, etc. Some racks are designed to hold more volume of clothing whereas others can hold just a few. These racks normally come with one or two rods and some even have wheels. You can also choose clothes rack with opaque or transparent covers depending on your needs. Whichever you choose, a clothes rack is essential and there is a wide range of options to suit your tastes and needs.



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