We are lucky to have a nice sized closet in our master bathroom. There is plenty of space for all of our stuff. The only problem is there is something that is taking up about a third of our space.
The closet door, when open, blocks half of Alan's side. So he spends a lot of time behind it trying to get to his stuff.
Therefore we don't even really keep anything back there, because it is so hard to get to. Ok, so maybe hard is not the word, how about annoying to get to.
Look at all the space that we could be using. It just lays empty, besides Alan's ties and our basket that we throw donations. What a waste. Especially compared to the other side.
Where I seem to almost have it maxed out. Yes, I have more stuff. Shock and awe, I know. So to fix the door problem and give my honey more space, I got out his drill while he was working late last night.
Haha! When he works late, he never knows what kind of fun he is going to come home to. Keeping him on his toes. So off came the door.
I was only able to get the door into the bathroom after it was removed. It was heavier than I thought and I didn't want to bang up the walls trying to get it to the garage. So I left the heavy lifting for Alan. We are definitely going to save the door because if we move the next owner may want a closet door.
Once it was off it made a huge difference. It may not seem that different from the pictures, but standing in the room is AMAZING. I feel like the closet is twice as big now.
I love it and when Alan got home he loved it too. I am sure that it is because his side is much roomier. We will have to decide if we are going to patch or paint the part of the frame where the hinges were. I think we have some extra trim paint in the garage so paint it may be. Then it would be easier if we (or other future owners of our house) want to put the door back on.
There were a few other things that I did to help the closet situation. I picked up four cute green baskets from TJ Maxx. They are big and hold tons of stuff. It was great to have some hidden storage and they were just $7.99 each.
I had also previously moved the shoe rack to the middle of the back wall so you could see it through the doorway. It use to be next to the door, where you can see the hooks still remain. We use to run into it all the time and now it looks much better in its new location. But there still was the top rack that I had left.
I don't know why I didn't take it off to begin with. It just pops right off though. And now there isn't one random shelf hanging over our heads.
We will remove all of the hooks that are still there, but we will need puddy and paint to patch the holes that they will leave behind. Just another project for another time. And you don't see them unless you are in the closet. So there they stay.
What a busy Monday. Here is how the closet looks now from side to side. Starting from Alan's new expanded side.
Middle with the shoe rack that separates our sides.
And my side.
What does the future hold for the closet? Well we would like to get rid of the plastic bins we are using for drawers. Perhaps more green basket storage. And of course patching the hole that those hooks will make when they come out.