Welcome to Roni, our first Hot Closet contestant. If her solution inspires you, go ahead and send us photos and a description of your closet this week!
Name: Roni Location: Wicker Park Closet: Coats, etc. "Our hot closet isn’t a closet at all…even though it is a newer construction, our condo is seriously closet deficient. A massive IKEA PAX unit in our bedroom holds the clothes that don't live in the closet, but we were PAXed to the max and decided to go a different route for our 'coat closet.' We got a unit of 12 lockers from Penco Products, just like the ones that housed my junior high geography books...
"Locker #1 is my boyfriend’s, I’m #12 and guests’ coats hang in #10. The remaining small cubby lockers hold just about everything, including our winter accessories, my dog’s toys and coats (hey, it’s Chicago!) and firewood. We removed the shelf dividing two of the smaller lockers to put in a compact stereo system, and the speakers are on top of the locker unit. Hooks on either side hold extra seating and a stepladder. It may not be a look for everyone, but we love the funny, industrial edge and our guests get a kick out of having an assigned locker."