Have you ever dreamed of having just a drop more space in your home? Maybe a reading nook or additional storage in your laundry room? Well, it’s time to rethink your rooms and create space in your home, without any major renovations! Here are eight amazing ideas to turn an extra closet into the room of your dreams, with just a bit of creativity and rearranging.
1. Storage Bench
If your extra closet is near the door, keep the storage functionality, but add a cozy place to rest, by installing a bench lined with cushions and topped with pillows. Put some art on the walls to add more dimension to the space.
2. Work Space
This work nook is perfect for an extra bedroom closet, to add a productive corner to sort mail, organize bills, plan events, and handle any other desk work. When you’re done for the day, simply close off your mini work space to separate work time and home time.
3. Reading Nook
Add a special space in your home for your child to explore the universe of reading, complete with cozy pillows and tons of book and toy storage. If you want to hide potential messes, or give your child some quiet time to concentrate on books, include a colorful curtain!
4. Laundry Room
If you were doubting the practicality of a small space makeover, this one is sure to convince you! Short on laundry space, these creative DIYers turned a study room closet into a fully functional laundry room, complete with tons of storage space!
5. Craft Room
If you’ve been searching for the perfect spot to store those paint cans and fabric scraps, take a look inside this stunningly equipped craft room, created from an old coat closet. Smart storage hacks, a little desk space and fun, bright colors make this space perfect for crafting away!
Not every entrance is meant to be an entryway, but where there’s a will, there’s a way, and where there’s an empty closet, there’s a whole lot of possibility. This space-savvy DIYer turned her coat closet into an attractive entryway, complete with art, storage and a sweet bench.
7. Homework Nook
Adding a homework nook to your child’s room is a great way to give them a space carved out for productivity, where it’s easier to focus and work. Add plenty of supply storage, and cool features, like a chalkboard wall, fun decals or some plant life, to make the space feel interesting and enjoyable.
8. Home Office
Those who work from home are all too familiar with the dilemma of finding the perfect room to work. The bedroom tends to be sleepy and unproductive, the kitchen just makes you hungry all the time — what to do? Here’s where the extra closet can be a life-saver! This DIYer used hers for the clever, budget-friendly solution of building her own office space.
An extra closet can turn a crowded house into a comfortable home. For more great closet room transformations, ideas, and how-tos, check out our Closets page on Hometalk!
About Tikva Morrow
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