A few months ago I renovated a small pantry closet in our rental house. It turned out gorgeous and I decided to do a little coat closet makeover as well.
If you look at the entryway closet before, it clearly needed some tender loving care. And there were a few things that could be improved
The horrifying "before" photo
I get it, it was a messy closet but the reason for it is it lacks functionality and overall doesn't serve our needs.
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I am a forever big fan of hooks. I think they are convenient, versatile, and look great.
The closet layout that we had, in my humble opinion, doesn't serve to its full potential. The rod takes up a lot of space but doesn't give enough room for jackets, bags, leashes, and all the other stuff that seem to accumulate by the door.
The plan is to move the rod to the left side, clearing out a space for hooks on the right. I want to add two rows of hooks so the bottom could be used for kids' clothes.
I also want to remove the top shelf and put the rod higher. It feels a bit low as of now.
I also want to add built-in cubbies on the bottom from both sides. This would make space for shoes and visually make the space look bigger and brighter.
I created a little visual 3-D plan of how I would like it to look. Here is a little sketch that I made. All the dimensions are true to size. Making the plan for an entryway closet makeover helped me visualize the whole process better.
As of now, the coat has a very moody beige color. Since the closet doesn't get enough light, the color looks a bit dirty. I'm planning to paint it white "whisper white" by Behr.
Here is a Moodboard that I created for the space.
Now it's time to get to work!
What do you think about my plans for the entryway closet makeover?
If you'd like to watch me working on the closet, I have a video on YouTube. You can watch it here.
Also, follow me on Instagram @ifonlyapril to see a glimpse at what I'm working on now.