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Posted 3/10/2012 by DanniDee in NSBR Board
 

DanniDee
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Posted: 3/10/2012 9:21:31 AM
Seems there a peas that are good at everything, so I figured why not at least throw it out there.

My house is pretty small and I'm on a mission to finally better utilize the closets. I built one shelving system a few weeks ago and now I'm stuck trying to figure out how to do one in a spare room. The struggle for me is the shape. How do I not waste that odd shaped space on the left?

I'd originally wanted to put a shelf to serve as a desk top in there too, but to start, I just want to best utilize the space.

So, any amazing peas out there that see immediately what this needs?


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Posted: 3/10/2012 9:29:27 AM
What will be stored in here? Would a lazy susan work in that corner?


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Posted: 3/10/2012 9:34:40 AM
I'm not even sure what all will go in there. Miscellaneous crafting stuff mostly. I had hoped to turn it into an "office" type area too. I'll have to think if there's any way to utilize a spinning type lazy susan some how.

I guess the other option is just to steer away from wiring systems and just custom cut wood shelves myself to perfect fit that goofy angle.

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Posted: 3/10/2012 10:09:59 AM
I saw something on Iheart organizing that I think would work for your closet. She had storage on the end, and then storage along the wall (what is the top wall in your pic), so that she could get to the end of the closet. Let me see if I can find it for you.



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Posted: 3/10/2012 10:27:53 AM
The problem is the closet is only 2 feet deep. The top wall in the drawing is the back wall of the closet.

I'll have to peruse that site though, thanks for the link!

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Posted: 3/10/2012 10:27:55 AM
The problem is the closet is only 2 feet deep. The top wall in the drawing is the back wall of the closet.

I'll have to peruse that site though, thanks for the link!

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Posted: 3/10/2012 10:33:42 AM
How about something like this on the angled wall-

organisers

Or a rod that you could hang purses or winter coats on?


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Posted: 3/10/2012 10:45:05 AM
I guess it might help if I actually look at the numbers and not just the shape.

You could get expedit shelves from ikea, and put that along the 1ft section, and then have hooks along the side of the bookcase and on the angled wall for storage. Is there anything that would work to be hung up, without sticking out from the wall too much? You could do that along the wall going back to it.



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Posted: 3/10/2012 11:05:45 AM
What kind of doors are on the closet? Depending on that, you could use the right side of the closet for other shelving. In other words, 12-14" deep shelving on each end of the closet.

You could have narrow shelving on the back wall but also use it the hang things. Higher up you could have a deeper shelf to hold things you don't use frequently. At the bottom you could out a few slightly deeper units but be aware that until you get used to it, you might bump your legs on them.........

Another thought....... in the 'wasted' space if you don't cut the shelves to fit all the way in, (you would need to frame the shelves on the left side) you use that area to hang things on the wall and/or on the side of the shelves.

OR cut the shelves to fit and hang things under them in the odd space. There would also be space for other smaller items/tools...

Remember when you cut to fit, you flip the board to cut the angles to save the length... You would get 2 shelves out of a 4' board...... or a better count from a longer board..........

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Posted: 3/10/2012 11:30:56 AM


triangle shelves in the corner, straight across the back, super narrow on the far right since they will cut into the doorway, mount a rack on the angled wall - something like the ones that go in the pantry or on the back of a door (if you don't know what i'm talking about I can link one) and on the wall inside the door to the left hooks or clips or any other type set up that works for what you decide to store in there. Even something like a clear pocket shoe organizer to corral (and still be able to see) little stuff that gets lost on a bigger shelf (the narrow shelves help with that - my dad is the master closet planner LOL - we always had super sweet closets growing up).

The triangle shelves will help with bigger stuff. I know I always have stuff that's bigger than the shelf in the closet and it hangs off.

If you want to go with wire - i'm pretty sure that my HD and Lowe's will cut the wire shelves - if you do the measuring and bring the angles, they might be able to help you out if you really want wire shelves. Personally, I hate them. I have them in my linen closet and my master closet and I cannot wait to redo those closets. Linen will be very soon as the water heat just started leaking...WOOO HOO!



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Posted: 3/10/2012 12:14:29 PM
http://www.containerstore.com/elfa/designCenter/index.htm


have you looked at the container store's Elfa system? It would give you flexability to change things around...
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