Asked on Nov 27, 2016

Need ideas for this weird shaped closet/pantry!

by Tar10576220
Need help redesigning/reorganizing this odd shaped space in my daughters small bedroom. It's a closet ir pantry. The shelves are deep and on the other end comes out to the baseme stairs so I don't want to do any knock out construction.
q weird shaped closet pantry, closet
  12 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Nov 27, 2016
    This is not exactly the same ,but the concept may help you.

  • Mary Mary on Nov 27, 2016
    It appears that there are louvered doors which close in the area. If not, use some (economical). On the doors, you could mount light weight mirrors (all girls want a big mirror). Additionally, I would paint it out a light or punchy color, and add some baskets on the shelves. You could add a nice piece of trim to the ends of the shelves if the doors would still have room the close. If the area is as high as it looks (to the ceiling), you could remove (cut) one side of the shelving and put in a rod by adding an upright piece of wood somewhere near the iddle that supports both sides. Just think of the whole thing as a box that needs to look good from the outside, and needs to be functional on the inside and go from there. That might mean doing a bit of reno-work to get there.

  • Valencia Valencia on Nov 27, 2016
    If there is room do a barn door-they are so popular- search for storage ideas in small places there are a bunch.

  • Terri Terri on Nov 29, 2016
    I'd make it a reading nook, lots of ideas on pinterest!

  • Sus4499217 Sus4499217 on Nov 29, 2016
    Put in more shelving. Use baskets or clear plastic containers with or without the lids. Label each container with the items that are inside. Or with pictures depending on her age.

  • Michelle Michelle on Nov 29, 2016
    Here is the butler pantry we made by removing pantry shelves. We hung the top of a china hutch. We built a shelf under it. So it looks built in now! We spent about $250 for the hutch,paint,trim wood and hired help to hang it! You could do a similar thing with any entertainment center of china hutch. She would have a dresser on the bottom. Room for a tv or computer. The top could hold out of season items and pretty knick knacks.

  • Joann Joann on Nov 30, 2016
    How about a desk/study area?

  • Janice Janice on Dec 01, 2016
    Hi: My first thought was shoji screens. Here is a diy shoji. My second thought would be to install additional shelves in each of the three existing shelves, but, only make them half the depth as the existing ones. Eg. the current shelves are about 22" deep, make the extra ones 12" and you can install them with white metal brackets or homemade wooden about 6" up or half way up. That way you get additional storage but can see what is on them and access them easily. Good for smaller items. My third thought would be, rather than shoji, remove the shutter door and install bamboo roll up/down blinds. You can cut them to your width, but they probably wouldn't be long enough. Good luck

  • Karen Walker Karen Walker on Dec 02, 2016
    Consider replacing the louvered doors with vintage doors, use chalkboard paint in the panels of the door and paint the outlying border/frame in a pop of color that matches the bedroom decor. Teen girls love "writing" or drawing on almost everything and they like change. Colored chalk will give her that option! add cup hooks inside for hanging bracelets & necklaces, baskets in funky colors will also make it modern. Consider painting the shelf edges in pops of color. Add some of those neat little battery operated "stick up" lights or a string of lights (you can get them in all colors now days! Good luck and I hope you'll post your project when you finish!

  • Mary Wheeler Mary Wheeler on Dec 02, 2016
    you could lower the second shelf a bit and put in a make up mirror, tap lights, baskets for hair goodies, jewelry stand etc. good place to get ready for school in the morning. When the doors are closed the mess is hidden. The first shelf would easily store books school supplies etc. The top shelf could hold plastic totes with out of season clothing. A fun color or patterned paper inside the cabinet area would brighten the space. Good luck!!!

  • Shawna Bailey Shawna Bailey on Dec 07, 2016
    Did you want organizational ideas? Or ideas how to use it for something else? Or ideas how to transform how it looks, but still keep it's use the same?

    • Tar10576220 Tar10576220 on Dec 07, 2016
      good questions that I see now I should clarify when I post something here. thanks for asking. my daughter still needs to use this soace and her room is small. She has a small closet for hanging her clothes so repurposing for clothes is a good idea as suggested in another oost with a bar across one level. demolition is not an option so that would be as far as I want to go with the repurpose . kind of a mix of repurposing and reorganizing and redesig.