I had already altered the floor plan to create a larger entryway with a nice big coat closet for guests (and lets be honest, Bella) so it seemed even more unnecessary. I was just about to have them erase the small closet when I realized that nowhere, in our giant brand new home, had I planned for a place to keep the larger cleaning gadgets. And so, the little coat closet was turned into a broom closet.
Of course this broom closet required some elfa designing and planning. I needed it to keep the broom, the vacuum, the swiffer, a steam mop, a step ladder (we are a short people), a bucket, as well as parts and pieces for the above mentioned gadgets, other cleaning supplies, and paper towels.
I may have mentioned previously that the entry closet was near the kitchen in the original floor plan. There was some re-arranging on my part (I played Sims for the better part of the last 16 years, I am obviously very qualified to make these types of design changes) where the mud room and half bath switched places, and two feet of space was added to the entire width of the main floor to accommodate an entryway closet, adjacent to the entry door. You know, where Entryway Closets are SUPPOSED TO BE.
Almost three years ago, I pulled out our basic builder closet and installed an elfa closet. At the time we didn’t have The Container Store in Salt Lake City so I personally designed the space using their online tool, which is specifically for reach-in closets. We have a walk-in closet, while admittedly smaller, definitely had more […]
What was NOT working:
Shoe Storage; Unused shelving on the left hand side; The long hang on the right wall of the closet hid about 2 feet of the short hang portion so the corner was a bermuda triangle of clothing.