New House & Old House ... Closet Thinking
As I look through the archives on our blog BuildingMoxie.com I am little surprised by the number of posts we have dedicated to the topic of closets. Or am I? Surprised that is ….
No other topic, it seems, is so polarizing. What I mean - say you are in an old house (like me), likely you do everything you can do to squeeze out and optimize every inch of and/or even at times convert or install closet space.
New house design however, and especially those homes built over the last 15 years or so, has been far more generous. So much so that homeowners have actually been giving up, that’s right, some of it. In fact it seems, and on perusing some of the images here on Houzz, to almost create a sorta minor trend.
As we work to downsize, impacted by shifts in the economy as a whole, we, as well as our homes, have been doing more with less. Multi-functional, efficient design is the name of the game, and this too has yielded some surprising re-designs. That unused closet becomes … office space or a place for crafts, a reading nook or in some more urban settings a place for sleeping.
If we decide to keep that closet, how do we make it better and how best do we organize? Below let's have a look at all of this.... enjoy!