The closet was one of the things I hated the most about the condo when we moved in. I hated the paint, the carpet, and the whole closet system. I HATED trying to come up with ways to best use the space and no matter what I did things always got lost in that closet. For 2 years I've put up with it now, I must stop this Christmas thing from coming... but HOW?! Ahem... sorry, got carried away.
This is what we were dealing with:
What WAS working - the extra space to put unused hangers, the up high storage for luggage.
What WASN'T working - purse storage, shoe space, the strange shelving up the left hand side, and (not pictured) the long hang on the right wall of the closet hid about 2 feet of the short hang portion so the corner was a bermuda triangle of clothing.
We tore everything out, patched up the holes, painted, and installed a custom closet from The Container Store. Here is the (almost finished) closet:
What I'm in love with: the floor length mirror, the sock jar (it really frees up drawer space!), the shoe storage, how much more functional the closet is.
What I still need to work on: purse storage, chalkboard tags for our sock jars, and a chandelier. Ok, maybe not the chandelier part :)