Tuesday, January 12, 2010

What to Do With a Deep Coat Closet AND a Few of My Favorite Things From Ikea...

This deep narrow hall closet was a huge annoyance to this client. With hooks on the door and both sides it made accessing the back and upper shelves awkward. Things were getting 'lost' on the upper deep shelf. With no storage for small things like gloves and scarves they ended up all over the apartment including in the bedroom dresser.

The before shots are actually progress shots taken after we removed everything, edited and relocated a few things to other areas of the apartment. The upper shelf was designated for her suitcases, an extra yoga mat and shopping bags (kept together in the brown shopping bag).

We removed all the existing hooks and installed a
valet hook and full length mirror to the inside door. Storage was kept to the left wall to give as much room as possible to get to the back. Five clear acrylic bins (no longer available) hold hats, gloves, scarves, and umbrellas. The valet hook on the bottom holds frequently used tote bags. Two shelves (cut to size) hold sneakers (her nice shoes are in the bedroom). A few Flor carpet tiles finish it up. :O)


Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog said...

Wow, I love how you used those IKEA bins and Flor tiles! I actually have a deep coat closet that could probably do a little more work with a few extra storage pieces. Thanks for the inspiration!

Royall said...

I just to say thanks- I'm moving in a month and your blog posts have given me a lot of ideas to get organized before we move.