Before & After: Two Tiny Closets Get a Super-Functional Update

Before & After: Two Tiny Closets Get a Super-Functional Update

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Nancy Mitchell
Apr 15, 2017
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The master bedroom of Nikkia and Daniel's two-bedroom apartment had an especially perplexing and inefficient closet situation: two tiny closets side by side, each with a single shelf and hanging rail, and a tiny door that made accessing the closet's contents a challenge. So as part of their apartment renovation (which included a very smart kitchen update), they combined the two tiny, poorly designed closets into one big, super-efficient one.

The genius thing about this update is that it didn't involved expanding the footprint of the closets — just a few smart upgrades to the existing space. Nikkia and Daniel's contractor, Paul, removed the dividing wall and turned the two small closets into one big one. He also added two extra-tall swinging doors, which means that every bit of the closet is now easily accessible.

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Inside the closet, smart storage solutions ensure that the space is used as efficiently as possible. Two sets of double rods ensure ample hanging space, and drawers and shelves provide spots for shoes, bags, and a laundry hamper. Every inch gets used, which means that the two formerly chaotic closets are now one big happy one.

Nikkia and Daniel found their contractor, Paul, through Sweeten, an online resource that connects New York-area homeowners with architects, designers and contractors. You can see more photos and read more about the renovation on the Sweeten blog.

Re-edited from a post originally published 4.1.16-NT

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