Repurposing Closet Space for Something Awesome

Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Just because you have a built-in closet in a room doesn’t mean it has to be a dedicated closet. There are many ways to repurpose that space to fit your family’s needs and your lifestyle. If you don’t use it as a closet, why waste the space? Instead, make it dynamic and functional. Here are some ideas to get you started:

Homework Area

Most closets can fit a small desk inside, so why not make use of it? You can take off the closet doors for more room or keep them attached so you can close off the homework area when your children are done, keeping your home looking fresh, streamlined, and uncluttered. Add fun prints or colors to the wall for added vibrancy or keep it more neutral and classy. The point is that you can make that space perfectly reflect your child’s personality and style.

Bed Placement

Remove the doors and put your baby’s crib in the closet, making a special little nook for your little one. Or, you could put a portion of your child’s bed in the long closet and create a tiny oasis, even if it’s just for your child’s head while you’re lying down. This will also free up some floor space in the rest of your child’s bedroom, creating even more space for playtime.

Reading Nook

Add a bench, some lighting, and shelving for books, and you have yourself a reading nook that the entire family can enjoy! Make it as comfortable and inviting as possible, and it just might become your family’s favorite spot in your home.

Have you used closet space for something other than a closet? Tell us about it in the comments below!

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