We found this closet-turned-bookshelf project over at It's the Little Things blog and it immediately made sense to us. When dealing with kids, the storage problems often occur with toys, games and books, and not so much with clothes. If you have some other clothing storage option, say a dresser or wardrobe, this closet conversion might be something to consider.
Of course a shallow closet makes more sense than a walk-in or deep closet for this type of conversion. Keep younger kids' toys on the low shelves. Puzzles, board games and things that require adult supervision go up top. Check out It's the Little Things for project details and in-progress photos.
Image: It's the Little Things