Nurture a child’s creativity with an enchanted castle playhouse. Kenarry Ideas for the Home designed this castle playroom in a small basement closet beneath the stairs. It’s the perfect playhouse that opens the door to a child’s imagination. Meanwhile, parents can shut the door to a playroom mess.
Even house guests travel with smart phones, laptops and tablets, so give them a space to work. Darla DeMorrow, a certified professional organizer, converted a closet in a spare bedroom into an office and study station. She also used hidden space on the side of the closet by breaking through a wall and creating display shelving.
Shelves, pullout baskets and shallow drawers will ensure your pantry offers a place for everything and keeps everything in its place. "Even small closets can be converted into orderly and spacious walk-in pantries. It's about making the best use of the space you have," says Rozalia Kiss, design manager of transFORM.
As seen on HGTV's America's Most Desperate Kitchens, a closet at the opposite end of the kitchen was converted into a pantry and is concealed by a custom barn door. The sink remains in the same place, but it the old, lackluster sink was replaced with a stainless steel apron front sink with a brushed finished. All the appliances in the space, including the sink, were upgraded to pro-level appliances, creating a chef's kitchen out of an outdated, cramped space.
HGTV Star contestant Crisermy Mercado converted an oversized closet into a third bedroom or relaxing den for overnight guests, including a convertible chair that turns into a bed. To make the space feel larger, a floral mural brings the eye up the wall.
In the laundry room, what was once a utility closet is now a useful pantry. Pull-out drawers and wire baskets add to the pantry's functionality. The original swinging door was replaced with a barn-style sliding one, which takes up less room in the smaller space.
The large tub area was converted into a shower with a bench and the existing shower stall was transformed into a linen closet. It's tiled using three colors of rectangular tiles installed in a pattern to create an interesting focal point, designed by Laura Stein Interiors.
Usually found in commercial kitchens to house everything from bulk foods to appliances, the InterMetro Kitchen Shelves from The Container Store will lend an industrial appeal to your pantry. Whether you store these steel shelves inside a closet or out, you'll have plenty of space for all your pantry staples. Each shelf supports up to 300 pounds and is adjustable.
This large white kitchen pantry features Shaker style cabinet doors, black hardware and three pull-out drawers. A painted white diamond design details the medium grain wood floors, while an arched doorway leads the way to a hallway and closet area.
Above the garage sits this charming, 600-square foot apartment. Because the roof pitch created low ceilings in the corners, designers used those areas for closets and the pantry. An unusual, patterned backsplash adds dimension to the kitchen's basic white cabinets.
Free up garage space for your car and create a catchall closet in the house. Use any hall closet, empty pantry or old computer armoire to mount wall shelves and hang hooks. Store pet food and accessories, cleaning supplies and a large container to “catch all.” Then, shut the door on clutter.
Convert an entry coat closet into a cozy area for storing outerwear, keys, scarves and all other items you take off or put on depending on whether you’re coming or going. The built-in seating provides a comfortable space to put on or take off shoes, which can be stored underneath.
Incorporating the hallway, closet and mudroom within the kitchen increased the room’s size by 100 percent. Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath transformed the entire side wall of the old mudroom into pantry storage with pullouts. The back wall resembles an elegant credenza, but also serves to provide valuable storage. The effect was lighter and larger.
The client allowed the designers to take a closet to house the refrigerator and built into the wall with pantry space to the right. A corner drawer base was added to provide the homeowners with drawer space. The kitchen was opened up to the dining room, but cabinets were installed between the two rooms to provide ample double sided storage and countertop space for serving.
An underused butler’s pantry now serves as an elegant wine closet and entertaining focal point. The custom glass doors with metal frames match the windows of the house. Three walls hold wine, accented by a piece of artwork commissioned by MOSAIC Group. The wood countertops are faux-finished to look like concrete countertops elsewhere in the home.