There aren't many more devastating events than losing your home to a house fire. But every cloud has a silver lining, right? At least, that's how these homeowners decided to view the situation. They decided to take the reconstruction in hand and specify a new design for their rebuilt closets to get exactly what they've always wanted.
The owners describe their style as
mid-century modern meets Scandinavian simplicity, with a sprinkling of art deco. That meant creating a clean, simplified look in what is commonly a very cluttered space — the bedroom closet. To further their aesthetic, they requested that all drawer storage be contained within the closet so that they wouldn't need to keep a dresser in the bedroom. It was a tall order for what were relatively small closets, but Closet Works made it happen.
The master bedroom contains two reach-in closets that seem to be almost mirror images of each other. One, however, is slightly larger than the other to accommodate differences in wardrobes between the owners. Central to the design is a narrow hutch in the center of each closet. This hutch provides the requested drawer space along with shelves for folded sweaters and knits. A contrasting countertop for the hutch provides a touch of elegance. It's also practical as a place for charging phones or keeping small items handy. The top drawer in each closet is equipped with a jewelry organizer, creating a built-in jewelry box for each spouse. Another lower bank of shelves provides storage for out-of-season footwear. The rest of the shoes are all kept in a separate closet near the home's entrance. Hanging space is organized into double-hang and medium-hang rods that handle the bulk of the owner's clothing. Slide-out belt and tie racks keep wardrobe accessories organized.
Closet remodeling construction details:
Read more about this closet remodel and get the back story from the owner's blog, At Home with the Hasty's.