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Picture of Georgia Peach
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I am re-doing my husband's TV room. There is a small closet (3 x 3 ft. maybe?) in this room and because of the room size and short wall space for sofa, this closet has never been of much use. I've mainly used it as his hunting clothes closet. We open the door maybe once a year Smile To access this closet I would have to move the end table and literally climb over the end of the sofa. I'm thinking of turning this closet in to an open shelving unit. Have been trying to google for pictures but can't seem to find anything. Can someone help me with pictures?

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One disadvantage would be the door trim, hinge cutouts, etc. You can add molding though to cover (that can be removed later on if it needed to be a closet again, necessary to be called a bedroom if you list the house for sale)

Second disadvantage is the depth! The depth is way too deep for shelving. Also even if you make them shallow.... dusting and accessing shelves also would involve 'climbing over end of sofa'.

I am sure others will chime in with other suggestions and solutions!
 
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This isn't an office but maybe it will help.

http://littlecottageonthepond....o-open-shelving.html

Here is another.

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One disadvantage would be the door trim, hinge cutouts, etc. You can add molding though to cover (that can be removed later on if it needed to be a closet again, necessary to be called a bedroom if you list the house for sale)

Second disadvantage is the depth! The depth is way too deep for shelving. Also even if you make them shallow.... dusting and accessing shelves also would involve 'climbing over end of sofa'.

I am sure others will chime in with other suggestions and solutions!


Thanks Mary Ruth. You're right about the dusting but it would still be a more useful space than the way it is now. I'm probably a bit off on the measurements it is probably no more than 2 feet deep so the depth of the shelves shouldn't be a problem. I definitely didn't want it to look like a closet without a door so the carpenter is framing it out with moulding and I'm having a mirror installed at the back of the shelves for reflection. Thanks for your input!
 
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This isn't an office but maybe it will help.

http://littlecottageonthepond....o-open-shelving.html

Here is another.


Thank you Annie. This helps me with visualization of what mine will look like.
 
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Tho the shelves will be deep, you can use baskets boxes or bins to conceal the stash attractively. This solution will make dusting easier too. If you want to " pull a Martha" Wink, hang decorative tags on the front of the baskets for IDing the contents. Pulling a basket off the shelf allows quick retrieving of their contents too.
 
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Love this Froo especially the lighting though I doubt hubby will allow me to install a chandy!
I like the baskets. DH's chair will be near to this area and if I could just train him to put his reading glasses, books, etc. in the basket on the shelf instead of dropping them beside his recliner I would be happy, happy, happy Smile
 
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Thanks Annie for the pics...now I can visualize shelving in my recessed opening better! I like how they chunked out the edge for a more finished look! Smile

Good Luck Georgia....I love that curvy shelf with chandelier too...but wouldn't go over with the men in my home Razz


"Nature does not hurry yet everything is accomplished." - Lao Tau
"There is more to life than increasing it's speed." - Gandhi

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I love chandies, but not in your case tho illumination via a can light could help. Even a down turned sconce just above this recessed area would be of help. I posed the pic mainly to illustrate a pull out drawer option.
 
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Example of the style of lighting above the built in shelves...

http://www.westelm.com/product...acet-_-NoFacet-_--_-
 
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Thank you Froo. You are always so helpful. I'll let you know how it turns out.
 
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Thought I'd post a pic of the before and afters...

BEFORE ...

This room was way overdue for a transformation. Had just pulled up the carpet and removed the gas fireplace. I was afraid my remodeler was going to run when he saw the work he was in for with refinishing the wood floor Smile

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After...

Not quite finished but you can see the difference!

With the closet door out of the way I have more space on the wall for furniture.

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another after ....

Thanks for the inspiration pictures and ideas.

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oooh I kind of liked the wagon wheel light fixture...Big Grin. But the fan is more multifunctional! Nice look with keeping the balance and making that closet work for you! Smile


"Nature does not hurry yet everything is accomplished." - Lao Tau
"There is more to life than increasing it's speed." - Gandhi

<>< Hebrews 13:2
 
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Great job and you NEEDED us? Wink
 
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I don't know how I missed this post. Sorry Georgia, don't know why I didn't see this. It looks great what you have done, I love it. The cabinet came out so cute. What a pretty room.
In one of my spare bdrms I did something similar. I took out the one shelf and the thing you have your clothes on. And put all shelving in there. I also took down the sliding closet doors and put in by fold wooden shutter doors. I'm loving all the extra storage area that I have now.

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Wow I love that, it looks so nice! It really changed the look of the room and I like how you have doors so you still have some storage in there. The mirrors give great reflection of things in the room. Good eye for what you wanted, it came out great!
 
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Thank you everyone. Nothing was smooth in this 60+ year old room. The frame around the mirror was built because the mirror wouldn't lay flat on the wall due to a slight bulge in the sheetrock. I wanted the frame stained the color of the fireplace but it had already been done when I got home yesterday. Didn't have the heart to say anything to the remodeler. He had a time with this room from floor to ceiling! The pictures that I will hang will be nearer the color to the mirror frame so I think it will look fine once everything is in place. I'm especially pleased with the closet conversion. It is much more useful this way.
 
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Ooooo... Nice. I love the fireplace!!
 
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Georgia,

A nice re-do for the closet space. Great job getting it all done so fast too.


~Like sands through the hourglass
~So are the days of our lives
 
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Thanks Always and BR. BR, the closet conversion only took about 2 days but the entire room took 11. My remodeler kept apologizing for taking so long. He also rescreened a porch for me so I wasn't bothered with the time it took him.
 
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I guess what
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annie17
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Looks really good -- am impressed -- such a good idea and a really good job!

Martha
 
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Thank you Martha. It was a much needed and overdue improvement. Can you believe I'm still working on window treatments for this room and still need to hang wall decor. I'm SO slow Smile
 
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