Written By: Tammy Cramblett
The proper placement of a wall coat rack is very important. For example, no one would think of mounting one in the refrigerator. The very thought is just silly. However, choosing the right place may not be as easy as it sounds.
A wall coat rack should be placed where it will be the most functional. Going back to the refrigerator example, unless a jacket is needed every time the refrigerator door is opened, a wall coat rack would not be functional there. When considering placement in the home, there are a few areas to consider.
Mounting a coat rack by an entrance makes sense in a few ways. For example, people can walk inside, take off their coats and have a spot to put them. It is just as convenient to grab their coats on the way out the door. This is good as opposed to having to walk through the home with a dripping wet coat in search of where to put it.
A coat rack near an entrance also frees up hallway closet space for other items. The coats are in plain sight and not being pressed up against other garments. A wet winter coat sitting up against a nice sweater is not a happy thought.
At first thought, placing a coat rack in a child’s room may not sound like a wise idea. However, by doing so a child can begin learning how to organize his/her belongings. This can also teach responsibility.
Proper placement in a child’s room could be behind the door or on the wall near the door. Mounting the rack on the closet door is another workable possibility. The key is to mount the rack low enough that the child can easily reach it while keeping it out of the way.
For people who have garages attached to their homes, a coat rack mounted near the entrance into the home, could work well. This placement eliminates the need for a dirty or wet coat to enter the home at all. People who have a detached garage can mount a wall coat rack for work coats and jackets.
The utility room is another excellent placement for a wall coat rack. Some people call these rooms “mud rooms” and for a very good reason. This is the room that usually contains muddy and wet coats, boots and other weather related items. These rooms tend to not be carpeted and therefore drip drying coats from the coat rack poses no threat to the flooring.
There are both good places and not so good places to mount a wall coat rack. The rack should be mounted where it will serve the intended purpose the best. This can be next to the front or back door, inside the garage or even in a child’s room.
One thing to keep in mind is flooring. Mounting a wall coat rack above a carpeted area could lead to wet carpet during rainy and snowy weather. This is one example of how choosing rack placement may not be as easy as it sounds. Consider functionality and practicality when looking for that perfect wall space.