When we bought this house, we temporarily moved into the bonus room and did major construction on the upstairs bedrooms. We demolished the master retreat, ripped out the master bedroom fireplace, tore down the walls and closet in the small kid’s bedroom, and built what we somewhat jokingly call “the twin palace.” It’s an extra-big kids’ room that easily fits both girls and a walk-in closet that runs the entire length of the room. We had the closet tricked out by our new fave contractors: Closets by Design. They designed, delivered, and installed the whole closet for a bit more than it would have cost us at Home Depot (plus TubaDad would have had to do all the labor if we had gone the Home Depot route). And let me tell you, it was worth EVERY SINGLE PENNY.
First, it’s just beautiful. Seriously, that closet is my new happy place. There is a place for everything and it’s all in plain sight. And second (this one makes me weep and squeal), the girls can fold, hang, and put away their OWN LAUNDRY now because that closet is just so awesome. Oh man, I can hear angels singing as I type that. Ahhhhhhh. I just pull their clothes out of the dryer (or off the drying rack), hand them a basket, and they do the rest.
We’re only using the bottom half of the closet right now, so there’s plenty of room to grow with the girls later. There are hanging baskets for swimsuits, pajamas, and tights. There are drawers for socks, underwear, shorts, and leotards:
There are two jewelry drawers (which right now are filled with precious plastics, heh):
There’s a tilt-out hamper with removable bag, and there are curved corner shelves for shoes:
And there are hanging racks (adjusted down really low right now) for everything else:
Everything is sturdy, solidly attached to the walls (when you have fearless climbers like Ro and Ree, you worry about this stuff), and easily adjustable for the future. Oh, and I bought a couple of rolling library stools (here are the White ones, and here are the Stainless Steel ones), which are just the ticket.
I might just go sneak into the closet right now and meditate a little. I can feel the smile starting already...