Before designing a closet, take account of your stuff, suggests Lisa Adams, of LA Closet Design. Count and measure the items you have and want to keep.
Adams also suggests considering your daily habits and preferences: “Ask yourself the following questions: Do you accessorize after you put your clothes on or simultaneously? Where should your pajamas and socks be relative to your bedroom and bathroom after taking a shower?”
Don’t forget special considerations like whether either of you is a frequent traveler, or whether your closet will include space for a vanity.