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May 19, 2014


Today's Repurposeful Monday is actually a continuation
of Friday's Before & After projects -  repurposing closets
into more useful areas of the house.

If you absolutely, positively do not need the foyer closet to
house coats and umbrellas consider turning it into a decorative
nook.  It will make the foyer seem larger and more inviting.
 
 
 
This closet is a mud room all by itself.




Even though I never saw the 'before' photo of this
foyer, I think that a bench is better than a closet.


This bedroom had two closets - one was turned into a
bookcase.  Now the room has SO much more character.



Seriously, who doesn't love a nook?



You just can't over-estimate the rewards of adding
architectural interest to an other-wise boring area.



It's hard to believe that this lovely
sitting area was formerly a closet.
The same closet/seating area with different pillows and accessories.
The wall-mounted light fixtures make this area even more functional.
 
 
Drapes add a sophisticated touch to this space.



Such a sleek and modern look.


How much do you love this closet-turned-bookcase?!  It's so
cool that the homeowners left the louvered doors in place.
 
 
A basement rec room closet was converted into bar space.


 

Who knew that a closet could be so elegant?




I simply love this project.


Lots of houses with staircases have a little area under the steps
that is either a closet or is simply walled-over, unused space.
This darling sitting area is now a compliment to the foyer.


A few years ago I did a post similar to today's where I featured this
picture.  I loved the idea so much that I kept the photo.  Cute, isn't it?




What better use of a closet (amidst book
shelves) than as a reading nook?



 Yes, what was a closet is now a bed!


Houzz
What 'tween wouldn't love to have this bedroom?
And, golly!  Check out those extra drawers.


Ana White
This nursery nook still works as a closet
but now it's so much more.


Handmade Charlotte
 You can almost double the size of a child's
room by installing bunk beds in a closet.


Point 2
Definitely a contender for Coolest Parents on the Block idea!


Let's get real - at some point ALL children's rooms are
less than pristine.  What's so amazing about this photo
is that a house façade was built in front of the closet.


I know!  Darling idea, isn't it?

Project Nursery
Putting the crib in a closet space is a great idea if
the baby shares the nursery with an older sibling.

NOTE:  one of the great aspects of turning a closet
into another type of space is that you can simply
rehang the door(s) and - boom - it's a closet again.

Here's another photo that I posted in the past:
Houzz
A mini-library!  I love it.


Houzz
Smart looking desk cubby hole.


Source
One of the things that makes this little office so appealing is that
it's painted a cheerful color that compliments the rest of the room.

Note the special touches that made this
closet office conversion so complete:
Point 2
The board and batten molding, the chic chair, the mirror,
and art-inspired clipboard are genius touches.

Did you like today's Repurposeful Monday closet ideas?
Maybe these photos will have you considering your
closets' full potential.

4 comments:

  1. What wonderful ideas if you have an unused closet...I have never been lucky enough to have enough closet space!

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    1. I need to devote a post to finding extra storage space through home décor. Is it even possible to have enough closets or storage space?!

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  2. Some absolutely brilliant ideas there! Wish I had the space....

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    1. You'd have to be rich in closets to turn one into a nook or mini-office. But the children's room ideas are really cute, aren't they?

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