5 Quick Fixes: Closet Valet Rods and Hooks by

Issue 94 · Handyman Special · October 15, 2013

5 Quick Fixes: Closet Valet Rods and Hooks

Issue 94 · Handyman Special · October 15, 2013

Long gone are the personal valets of the Downton Abbey variety. And, for most of us, the old-school wooden valet stand takes up too much space. But having an extra hand to hold up that jacket while you match it with the perfect shirt is achievable, even in a tiny urban closet—if, that is, you install one of these discreet, affordable valet rods or hooks:

Closet Valet Hanger, Remodelista

Above: The impeccably organized closet of Martha Stewart Living editor Kevin Sharkey has a slide-out valet hook (have a look at his closet makeover). Knape and Vogt's Fixed Mount Extension Hanging Rod extends up to 8.25 inches; $17.14 at Cornerstone Hardware. 

Closet Valet Hanger, Remodelista  

Above: The Reval Side Mount Valet Rod attaches to the side of a closet shelf or wall. It's 12 inches long and is chrome plated; $20.93 at Cornerstone Hardware.

Sugatsune Closet Valet Hanger, Remodelista

Above: Made of stainless steel with stainless steel screws, Sugatsune's Swinging Hanger measures 9.75 inches long; $21.25 at the Hardware Hut.

Ikea Folding Hook, Remodelista

Above: Ikea's Bjarnum Folding Hook tucks flat when not in use. Made of nickel-plated aluminum, it's 3.25 inches tall; $9.99 for a three pack. 

Manufactum Folding Wardrobe Hanger, Remodelista

Above: From Germany, the Maplewood Foldable Wardrobe is made of maple with anodized aluminum hooks and a leather extension strap; €240 at Manufactum.

Dreaming of overhauling your closets? Take a look at our favorite Modular Closet Systems, High to Low.



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