What to do with this weird wall in the hallway? This is actually the closet for the bedroom that you can see in. So it can't be removed.
how big is that bedroom? can you put a closet elsewhere in there ?
BTW, I have NEVER seen a closet done like this! very strange.
IF you did remove it, you'd have flooring to deal with.
why not just ignore or hang a picture on it ? I mean, what else is there to do?
If you added an armoire or wardrobe in the bedroom, you could remove it. Not sure if you were open to that idea, but my daughter doesn't have a closet and it works well.
Remove like maureen suggested or finish to ceiling so it doesn’t look like a weird add in afterthought the void on top just catching dust not sure of house age but I see this a lot in 90s home for closets and half bath 🙄. The fake plant dust ledge It want take but a few 2x4 and sheetrock to finish it
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I would finish to the cleaning.
My vote is to remove and use some sort of freestanding wardrobe system for the bedroom. That closet can't be very big anyway. But keep in mind, removing it leaves a floor that would need to be patched.
Be careful with removing a closet as you may no longer be able to count that room as a bedroom. If you will never sell this may not matter to you. You could also remove the closet and build one in the bedroom itself if theres enough room.
@Tia M That's interesting. I'd never heard of that. So I did what we all do to learn more, I googled it. According to Realtor.com
"Does a bedroom need a closet?
Contrary to popular belief, a bedroom does not have to have a closet (or a walk-in) to be considered official (forget the en suite bathroom). Your significant other might disagree, but legally, at least in most states, it does not.
Closets are expected in newer homes and definitely in master bedrooms, but older ones might require a more creative approach to stowing your clothes."
There are requirements that do need to be met, however. The full article is here:
I have one in my hallway by LR. I hang art.
missenigma- I wonder if this could be dependent on state/county. I know when we built our home we were told rooms needed to be a certain sq ft, with a certain size window and with a closet to be considered a bedroom. When the county appraiser came to inspect and do the walkthrough/offical measurements he specially mentioned our "den" would be counted as a 5th bedroom because it had a closet, window and met the minimum sq ft requirement. We have the same size room with the same exact window without a closet and this room can not be considered a 6th bedroom. Instead its the livingroom/den (room has double doors just like the other room but without a closet).
Btw the rooms closet is built outside of the room because we did not want to take the sq ft away from the room. The closet is finished up to the ceiling. It's not in an actual walkway. Here's a picture. Not the same as your situation but have give you ideas.
I wouldn’t get rid of a closet! It looks odd because it’s not connect to the ceiling and is a different color than the wall next to it. I would fix that and bump the door frame out (making the bedroom slightly larger). Then bump the wall back in where the room ends.
Or the double door one to meet wall.
@Tia M I too suspect it varies with location. Even the article I linked to stated, "legally, at least in most states." I wouldn't be surprised if it filters down even more to the local level.
Thanks to all of you for your ideas! This was the first time I asked anything here and I was pleasantly surprised by all the ideas for such an odd thing! I know that I will not be removing the closet as that would hurt the value of the house, plus cause more issues with the flooring. I'm going to first paint it to blend in with the rest of the wall. Then try to talk "hubs" into adding sheetrock to the ceiling to close it off. The other idea of bumping the door out is a great idea but not for this floorplan. The hall bath door is about 12" to the right of the bedroom door you can see into (black & white bed). The door to the left of the angled part of the closet corners up to the room that has the black door (laundry room).
I do have another question...if I close it up, would it be weird to add a way to get in to use for storage? Like a cabinet door? Do you think that would look outdated?
Do that or a bookcase/showcase.
I personally wouldn't add a door for storage. I had something similar in my old house (inside bedroom). The extra storage was good for Christmas decorations but the mini door looked off and out of place. Home was built in 1991. I think if you add a door or cabinet you will continue to draw attention to it which probably goes against your thought to make it less obvious.
I would not put a door on it once it's closed up. If you want to use it for storage then don't close it off and put some large baskets up there and decorate the walls accordingly.
You can also add panels to the closet for some depth and put a cabinet above that matches the moldings for storage.
Your husband can also bend the drywall so that it mimics the closet walls shape and add a cabinet for storage.
@Tia M thats what I was afraid of. @shirlpp when you said “You can also add panels to the closet for some depth and put a cabinet above that matches the moldings for storage.”. are you thinking board and batten or shiplap with a cabinet built up at the top make it stand out? Instead of fighting it accent it?
If you like wine, put a built in wine refrigerator in it! Or just a cool place to display or store wine if you don't want the added expense of a refrigerator. It would also make a great linen closet (people LOVE an abundance of storage space for resale).
If you want to accent it, you can do the fake brick, they have brickweb that is half the thickness of regular brick
If you close it up to the ceiling, and want a door to use that space for storage, make sure to put the door in the bedroom, not the hallway.
Yes - accent it. I was really thinking more of something like these moldings. They can be a large as you'd want. You can add mirrors also(I think someone mentioned this).