10 Creative Ways to Use a Small Closet
Wish your home had an office, a bar or a library? With a little creativity, it can! Get inspired by these 10 clever ideas for turning a tiny closet into an extra room.
Photo By: Mary Cofran
Photo By: Elaine Happer
Photo By: Carmel Phillips
Photo By: Jennifer Jones
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Photo By: Brian Podnos
Photo By: Lisa Janvrin, YouthfulNest
Photo By: Corey Damen Jenkins
Photo By: Tailored Living
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A forgotten catch-all closet takes center stage with bright blue paint and a custom desk. Blogger Mary Cofran of The Cofran Home designed this closet makeover to achieve function and style.
Kids' Book Nook
Make bedtime reading special with a "book nook" closet for your little one. Blogger Elaine Happer of Visual Meringue completely transformed a small closet into this inspiring reading nook.
A kitchen... in a closet? It's just for kids! With doors removed, small closets turn into perfect play areas for children, like this one designed by blogger Carmel Phillips of Our Sixth House.
Office Space Makeover
Jennifer Jones of IHeart Organizing created this well-organized closet office using stylish containers to hold everyday items. A bold wallpaper sets the tone for a bright and functional work space.
For quick access to everyday essentials, converting a closet into a mudroom is an excellent choice. Custom built-ins keep things organized so the room doesn't have to hide behind closed doors.
Sophisticated Hidden Bar
Imagine the look on guests' faces when they think you're hanging up their coat, but really you're revealing a stylish home bar. This secret speakeasy is dressed in brass and black lacquer.
Built for Baby
There's no need for bulky nursery furniture when you can turn a small closet into a changing table. Lisa Janvrin, owner of YouthfulNest, designed this small closet makeover that's ready for baby.
Wine Cellar Closet
Wine connoisseurs: Is your small wine fridge overflowing? Ditch a small coat closet in favor of a modern and refrigerated wine cellar.
Revamp small cupboard closets and put them to good use storing household supplies and tools. This design was created by Northern Virginia-based Tailored Living.