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Closet Design and Planning

On the second floor of the house, there is a good sized bedroom which will be the master.  To the left is a bathroom and to the left of the bathroom is another smaller bedroom.  The plan is to make the bathroom into a half bath and a full master bath with jack and jill pocket doors to the master bedroom and this smaller bedroom which will become my Closet and Laundry room!  It’s going to be awesome!  I’ve started thinking about how to do the closet and I have tons of ideas.
Better Homes and Gardens Closet

Something like this is quite obtainable though I think it needs some decorative molding at the top to really finish it off. I love the shelves for the shoes.  I’m not a big fan of standard shoe-shelves with the angle, they aren’t good for sandals which are obviously a shoe staple!

Similar to this one, my mother’s closet has a shelf all the way around the top of the room and it is fabulous. She says it is the best feature of the house. All the luggage, off season comforters, blankets, extra pillows, all stay dust-free, dry, and out of the basement/garage and in the top of her closet. Another great feature is a peninsula of hanging clothes. It juts out into the room with a full-size mirror on the end. 4 feet long and about 3 feet wide it houses approximately 16 feet of hanging storage. That’s amazing!

There are a few other things I’m looking into. One is a pant hanger. Stefan (my husband!) has a tendency to just drape his pants around instead of putting them up on hangers. I was thinking that perhaps something like this to feed into that habit and make it productive would be a good option.
Pant Hanger Image from BHG

Since this is going to be a laundry room and master closet, I’ve gathered inspiration on functional laundry rooms as well.

Laundry Room BHG

This image spoke to me with the drying space for hanging clothes mimicking my plan for a joint laundry/closet. I love the shelves just the right size for laundry baskets and the stripes on the wall break up the built-ins well. I’m thinking perhaps a tone-on-tone stencil or stripe would be a great option for any exposed walls in the closet. Something to make it romantic enough to be a part of the master suite.

I need to get a scale-sketch done this weekend and start thinking about how to design/make/buy this dream closet!

Sarah

P.S. All images from Better Homes and Gardens

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