Have you always wished you had another closet in your home? Today, we’ll learn how to easily add a closet to a small space, or any size room for that matter!
Hey, all… hope you are having a great week! Since My Wee Abode is just over a year old, I thought sprucing-up one or two of my original posts might be helpful to you all (with new photos, too). The first one is a fave of mine. Today, we’ll see how to easily and quickly add a closet to any room!
But first, I want to give a shout-out to Peggy R. who is the winner of My Wee Abode’s Blogiversary Giveaway! Congrats, Peggy… and thank you for being a big part of My Wee Abode!
EASILY ADD A CLOSET TO A SMALL SPACE
The Dilemma – How Can I Add Closet Space to a Small Home
Have you ever wanted to create more closet space in your home, but just didn’t have the time or money (or power tools) to get the job done?
I know… first-world-problems.
The first time I saw My Wee Abode was when the tenant before me was still living there. When I walked into the larger-than-your-average-apartment-bathroom, there in the corner was a vacuum cleaner, broom, and dustpan.
It was actually in THIS corner!
You can see these wall linen baskets and more affordable bathroom solutions HERE.
And actually, there was no other place to put these utility items. There was only one closet in the loft, and that was used for all the woman’s clothing. (Excuse the iPhone photo)
Yep, I had my first dilemma before I even moved in! There was no way I was going to have my vacuum cleaner in my bathroom… right out in the open. I needed another closet! But, how was I going to add a closet to this tiny apartment?
The Solution – Create a Closet for Less Than $100 and No Power Tools
Living in a small apartment or rental home creates unusual challenges, one of which is you cannot build a permanent closet in a room. And many homes have small closets, or not enough closets! And think about dorm rooms… this is a perfect solution!
Did you know you can spend hours and hours on Google and Pinterest trying to figure out how to add a closet to a small room on-the-cheap and without using power tools? Well, you can!
And I found nothing! At least nothing that showed how to easily add a free-standing closet to a tiny house, or any size house!
Seriously… I spent hours trying to figure it out. And then… it came to me (actually in the middle of the night)!
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What You Will Need
Yep… that’s all!!! And it’s less than $70!
Okay… you may want to add a couple more items, like:
But, adding these items still made the cost come in at just about $100. Not bad!
How To Easily Add a Closet to a Small Space
Okay… this is SO easy, a child can do it!
- Place your closet items where you would like to keep them.
- Remove the Legacy Panel Room Divider out of the box.
- Fold the room divider around your items.
- Ta-da! You have added a closet to your room!
Just a little unique… maybe even brilliant? 😉
Finished Closet in Any Room
Okay… just so you know… this is what the corner of my bedroom looked like before the free-standing closet was added to this tiny space. (Again… another iPhone photo.)
And here’s the “easy-up closet” that was added to this tiny space three years ago!
And I STILL love it! It’s an amazing solution to create a closet in any room!
From the front…
Open this side and you can see the sweet farmhouse utility crate shelves used for storing towels and cleaning supplies, as well as the Home-it Mop and Broom Holder used to hold my mop, broom, and stick-vac.
The plastic storage cart was a purchase from the Container Store YEARS AGO! I cannot find it anywhere now. However, you can add any type of storage shelves or rolling cart to store hardware, tools, paint, or anything your heart desires.
And here is what it looks like when I open the side. There is an electrical outlet located on the wall in front of the vacuum, which makes it handy to keep plugged-in and use anytime!
These crate shelves were fun and easy to make (though I did hit a few bumps in the road… but, now YOU won’t!)
A cotton rope basket is home to pillows and a throw. The basket was a $19-clearance-find at HomeGoods. The rope on the handle had been pulled off but was still attached. I simply glued it back on. Easy!
Some flowers in mason jars add texture to a room!
I love taking these beauty shots. Love learning how to photograph as I go along!
And white towels are a new fave of mine. The bathroom is getting a refresh with white! What are your thoughts on white towels?
And one last ‘after’ shot.
Share with Me
Does this inspire you to easily add a closet to a small space? I think this tricky little closet hack is the perfect solution for closet space in any size room, but it is especially a great closet solver for apartments, small homes, and rental spaces!
Would love to hear your thoughts in the comments? What would you store in this type of closet?
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