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.
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?
Total cost, about $7. Worth every penny.
It's so worth it to make your kids space super functional both for them and you.