Turn a Closet Into Something Unique

Turn a Closet Into Something Unique

Closets Can Be Used For More Than Clothes!

It seems there is never enough room for all the things we would love to have or need like a home office, a room for crafts, a special place for the kids to play. Look around your home and see what you have to work with- a nook off the living room, a guest bedroom closet, or a kitchen pantry; you can take that space and make it into something more useful.

  1. Have a spare bedroom you want to use for guests but you would really like to have a home office? No worries. Turn the closet into a simple, low-key but efficient office area. Slide in a desk or install some shelves for the desktop, books and office supplies; add a pegboard to the inside door and use hooks to hang file holders and other things; if you want the space to look more open, remove the doors and hang a pretty curtain along a rod to cover up the space when you have guest.


  1. Turn a coat closet into a nice area to hang purses, backpacks, coats and whatever else you may need. Remove the door and put a bench inside. Great place to sit down and put on your boots.
Kids place to hang out
  1. Create a place for kids to read or just hang-out. To maximize the space in a tiny playroom, turn the closet into a place for kids to play and read. Remove the doors, cut a foam pad to fit the closet floor and cover with a sheet that can be cleaned when necessary; add in some fabric storage boxes for toys and books.
For more room space, put the changing table inside the closet
  1. Make more room in the nursery by putting the changing area in the closet. Remove the doors, paint or wallpaper the inside of the closet; slide in the changing station or use one of your bureaus and put the changing bed on top.
  1. Move your laundry room from the basement into your linen closet. Contact a handyman to see if the move is possible; add some shelves for storage.


  1. Create your own mini library to store and display your books. A hall closet is perfect for this. Remove the closet door; install shelves and add your books. Take it to the next level-use fewer shelves, add a bench with a form topper cut to fit and covered in a bright fabric; add a couple of throw pillows and now you have a cozy spot to sit and read.
Make your own bar.
  1. Make your own mini-bar. Turn any space into a bar with a bar cart. Ideally, your bar would have a sink and refrigerator so you will need to call on a plumber and electrician; or, you can keep it simple and just use an ice bucket; add a large mirror on the wall to add more dimension to the space.