What can I do with this weird space?
April 7, 2008 7:01 PM Subscribe
My master bedroom closet is really
awkward. It has a lot of space...just not in the right direction! I need brilliant organization ideas to make use of a weird space.
posted by theantikitty to Home & Garden (25 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Ok...here's the scoop. My husband and I bought a 1920's colonial. We love it! It has its quirks, of course, as most older homes do. We've managed to brainstorm ideas to deal with most of them. The master bedroom closet is another story. The dimensions are approximately as follows:
6.5 feet deep
8 feet high
34 inches wide
In other words, it's super deep, reasonably tall, and itty bitty on the width. To make matters worse, there are stairs in the closet. Yes, STAIRS. There are two steps that lead up to a platform. Platform is nearly two feet off the ground.
All of this makes it very difficult to figure out how to store actual clothes in there. Right now, we have what came with the house: two rods running the short width of the closet. The second rod is in back of the first rod, so they happen in immediate succession. Basically, anything in the back of the closet is impossible to get to.
I know I'm making this sound very complicated, but to me it is! I can't remove the stairs because they're there to correct for the grade of the ceiling over our upstairs downstairs staircase. I can't make the closet any wider because it shares a wall with the renovated master bath, which wasnt an original detail to the home. I have no clue what to do with all of this wasted space. We have a large basement so we don't really need any additional storage storage. Does anyone have any ideas that might make this workable as a closet space? I'm open to hearing other creative ideas for the closet as well.