Main floor and upper laundry rooms are very convenient but they are often located in small, hall-like rooms. This space needed storage, hanging function, and folding space. This was one of our favourite transformations to date!
Walk in closet
This was a small walk in closet with a typical wire rod and shelving unit running from end to end. This homeowner did not want a dresser in their room and needed all of the clothes to fit in this closet. This was the end result! This closet went from being small and boring to a place that makes you want to put your clothes away neatly!
This was a typical kid's closet, one rod running from end to end and hung way too high for a child to reach. There was no room for a dresser in this bedroom so a shelving unit was added that could hold cloth bins for socks, underwear, etc. The majority of the space was used for everyday clothes and the right side for longer items and a laundry hamper.
When organizing the closet the items the children were currently wearing went on the bottom so they could reach them and the off season items were hung above.
The closet was measured so that adult clothing could also fit, that way there is no need to adjust it as the children grows.
Kid's closets can become very overwhelming. Decluttering and maximizing space is key!
This front closet had one steel bar running from end to end. The family of four needed more useable space for coats, shoes, a purse, reusable shopping bags, umbrellas, and storage to hold items that were waiting to be returned to friends and family. Success! This closet not only accommodates all their needs, it's also easy to keep neat and tidy.
This kitchen had no pantry and not a lot of cupboard space. This homeowner wanted the food cupboard to be comfortably accessible and be able house food items easily. Here is what we came up with, a fun canister system that created much more order. These canisters are easy to make, check out the TIPS section.
Basement laundry room
This is a typical basement laundry room. All this room needed was some decluttering and pieces moved around to make the space more functional. This is a good example of a quick and easy project that had a big impact for the homeowner.
Kid's closet 2
Here was another example of an under utilized closet space. In the before picture below you can see that it was a typical 5 1/2 foot run of combined hanging and shelf space. Put To Order transformed it into 8 feet of hanging and shelf space. A tower with 3 shelves and 3 drawers was added to eliminate the need for a dresser in the room, which created more floor space to play. This little buddy liked that way more than a dresser :) It was designed to accomodate adult sizes so that it can grow with the child. Now that's a way better use of closet space!
Even firewood can be organized! This was a custom design by Lisa Myles at Put To Order.
I’m closet obsessed! These two closets are in my own home. We moved into a traditional house with possibly one of the smallest linen closets I’ve ever seen. In addition we had a very under utilized guest room closet. Well that didn’t last too long!
Our guest room closet now hosts all of our scrapbooks, photo albums, photo boxes, memory boxes, wrapping paper, gift bags, cards, tape, etc, all of our spare sheets, blankets, an air mattress, and still has room for guests to hang clothes and plop their suitcase down.
Our tiny linen closet was turned into an easily accessible utility closet for our central vac, fire ladder, fire extinguisher, sewing equipment and accessories.
Changing the storage content in these two closets made sense for us. I love creating function out of frustration!