small closet solutions

small closet solutions

A small house means a small closet.
Yes, it’s true.

As heartbreaking as this is, when you decided to go with a small home, you also signed up for small closets (we think you’ve made a brilliant choice, BTW).

But please don’t panic. Before you strip all of your clothes off their hangers, shove them into black Hefty bags, and stomp out to the car to drive to GoodWill, do this one thing.

Read this post.

There is hidden potential in that micro-sized box the real estate agent convinced you was actually a closet. And today, we are going to unleash your idea monster and let him maul and pummel your closet until it produces the storage you need.

Small Closet Solution #1

Built-in Cabinetry

1. Lowes

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2. Custom built-in closet system

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3. Modern Custom Built-ins
Corona Del Mar

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4. DIY closet built-in system

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5. Scandinavian designed built-in system for shallow and wide closets

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Small Closet Solution #2

Wardrobes: when you have NO closet or you just want more space

1. Take a plan IKEA wardrobe and make it part of the room

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2. Ikea PAX

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3. Wardrobes instead of nightstands

small closet storage solutions custom wardrobe instead of bedside tables

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4. Build a wardrobe

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5. Modern wood wardrobe

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Small Closet Solution #3

Garment Racks: A utilatarian approach to creating MORE closet

1. Different syles of garment racks

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2. Exposed racks outside of your closet

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3. Industrial Pipe Garment Rack: Install inside or outside of your little closet

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4. DIY A-Frame Pallet Garment Rack

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5. Garment rack with dressers underneath= instant closet

small closet solutions garment racks with dresser instant closet

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Small Closet Solution #4

Clever Shelving

1. Lower Shelves for shoes

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2. Pull out shelving can fit in any small closet

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3. Use a tall bookcase for shoes. Who need books when you have shoes?

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4. DIY a slide out hanging pant rack

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5. Steal from your pantry and put a Shelfgenie in your closet instead

small closet solutions shelfgenie pull out shelves

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Small Closet Solution #5

Space Saving Tools and Hacks: Clever ideas for maximizing your closet space

1. Inserts: Design your own closet insert and shove that thing in there!

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2 Use a lazy susan revolving organizer to maximize space

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3. Take an idea from your pantry and utilize that door space

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4. Use dressers in your closet instead of custom built-in cabinetry

small closet solutions closet dressers instead of built-ins

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5. Turn any hole in the wall into a closet space with pull-outs

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Before we let you get to work on organizing your closet, we do want to point out one thing: Just because you CAN squeeze everything you own into your newly organized and highly functional closet that maximizes every sq ft of space and makes Martha Stewart weep with joy, doesn’t mean you SHOULD.

Purging is good. Letting go of old stuff that you’re never going to use until you’re a certain size, have a certain job, feel a certain way, is cathartic and freeing.

So, we encourage you to get rid of your crap and be picky (maybe even a little judgy and snooty) about what you put back in your closet.

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