Saturday, February 5, 2011

Kids Closet Makeover

A simple closet makeover for the kids.


Making better use of the space in the kids closet by adding shelves and a proper hanging rod.

Nothing fancy, but totally functional.

The before:




To be honest kids don't need that much hanging space.  In my experience the majority of kids clothes get folded so I really needed more shelf space.

After making some shelves and adding a new hanging rod we have:


Before the hanging rod was this odd contraption with sliding metal hooks, totally not user friendly:


Seriously where do you find something like that?

I installed a more standard, user friendly, regular old boring hanging closet rod:


Here's the space before all emptied out.  Look at all that vertical space waiting for shelving!:


And during the shelf construction:
(I used 1x3 furring strips, mounted to the studs with 2" screws and liquid nails and some scrap 1x12's for the shelves.)


How about this awful corner up top before:


Can we have a shelf please?


Another look:


Total cost, about $7.  Worth every penny.


It's so worth it to make your kids space super functional both for them and you.



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