I used to think it was hard to find storage for all of my stuff, which is ironic since at the time I was only accountable for one person. Now having three kids and a husband, I have to organize not only all of my stuff, but the rest of my families as well. Storage seems to be the one limited feature in our home. When we moved into our new house two years ago, I was so excited to be in a bigger home, I didn’t care what our closets looked like. The longer we live here and the more stuff we seem to collect, the more space we seem to need.
We have decided to re-do a couple of the closets in our home in order to accommodate our somewhat chaotic lifestyle. Closet design is the perfect time to think about the needs of your family and what the best storage solutions are.
After assessing what areas of our home need the most organization, we narrowed it down to the mudroom and the master bedroom closet.
Currently in our mudroom we have one small closet, which has all of our coats jammed together, sports equipment and shoes all thrown along the floor. My vision for our new mudroom closet is to have individual spaces for each of my three kids, my husband and myself. These five cubbies will hopefully equate to the organization of my family. Each of the cubbies will have custom shelving for our shoes, coats, and hooks for more coats. My children will have baskets for their sports equipment, which will keep things far more organized than they are now.
As far as our master bedroom closet goes, there are so many intricate touches you can add to a walk-in closet today. I know that we for sure need hanging rods on both sides for our hanging clothes, shelving for sweaters and casual tops, and I wouldn’t mid shoe shelves. Actually that’s an understatement- I would be ecstatic to have shoe shelves in my closet where I can display all of my shoes. My husband …