8 Closets That Were Turned Into Something Totally Different

By: Lauren Piro

It’s unlikely that you lament about having too much closet space in your home, but have you ever considered what you might gain from repurposing one altogether? We know, scandalous. But for these smart bloggers, transforming a closet was the key to a more organized, productive and beautiful home.

Is one of these creative rooms hiding in your house right now? Just imagine it…

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1. A Happy Office Nook; Courtesy Dans Le Lakehouse

Tanya at Dans Le Lakehouse didn’t want to lose all of her closet’s storage space, but craved a way to create a more spacious, friendly office. Now, her colorful filing cabinet and boxes look charming next to a quaint bench where she can consult paperwork, flip through a book, and stow extra supplies under the seat.

2. A Productivity Zone; Courtesy No. 29 Design

If you can’t dedicate a full room to a workspace, follow Christina’s lead at No. 29 Design. Floating shelves, chalkboard paint, and sconces turned her standard closet into a super-functional office.

3. A Cozy Reading Corner; Courtesy Balancing Home

Before they’re old enough to fill closets with clothes and shoes, kids will love sneaking into a DIY nook for reading and playing, like this one from Balancing Home.

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4. A Creative Space; Courtesy A Thoughtful Place

Courtney at A Thougthful Place added serious pizzazz to her daughter’s closet so she could have an inspiring spot to craft and draw.

5. A Mini Mudroom; Courtesy Nalle’s House

Shoes, coats, and bags have a way of piling up in an entryway, never quite making it to the closet. If that’s the case in your home, consider what Anu did at Nalle’s House: Ditching the closet door and hanging hooks, baskets, and a bench instead.

6. An Impressive Playhouse; Courtesy All Things Heart

You’ll need some carpentry skills to create this adorable playhouse, like Robin did at All Things Heart and Home. But all your hard work (which is removeable if you ever move) will be worth it when you see your kids’ faces light up.

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7. A Sewing Spot; Courtesy Oh, Sweet Joy

If your sewing and crafting projects commandeer the dining room table, move everything to a closet, like Kim at Oh, Sweet Joy did. Worried about losing the storage space? Consider how this strategy might control your DIY clutter better than before.

8. A Sweet Nursery; Courtesy Baby Bliss

Despite having just one bedroom to work with, Jordan and Chris at Baby Bliss wanted to give their baby girl her own space before they moved somewhere bigger. And by removing the doors, adding clever shelving, a crib and some adorable accents, they were able to do just that.


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