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Forbes: 12 Unusual Housing Trends to Track in 2013

Boutique-Style Closets

Closets have become more important to homeowners: in 2012, master bedroom walk-in closets were one of the top projects on U.S. designers' lists, according to the AIA. Architects and high-end home builders say closets will continue to be important to owners this year, particularly space-designed to look and feel like a boutique store. Illuminated rods, compartmentalized storage, shoe walls, camouflaged jewelry safes and climate-controlled fur cabinets are popular. Some owners even install wine fridges, breakfast nooks, cigar humidors, stripper poles and putting greens. Designers focused specifically on closet space, like LA Closet Design and California Closets, have emerged to capitalize on the growing demand.

(LA Closet Design)

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