After many months of chugging away at our tiny house project, I’m pleased to announce that we have a functioning closet.
I dusted off this old blog post, and while our situation has changed (different house, smaller closet) the advice is still relevant.
We’re rediscovering old clothes we had packed away and forgotten about and getting rid of what we didn’t miss. Hint: if you’re living in a tight space, it is good to re-assess your wardrobe regularly so it’s not such a big project all at once.
If you recall, we are a minimalist couple, and now we are sharing an even smaller closet than we were before… one of those detested deep-and-narrow closets. With a little design and a lot of elbow grease, this closet somehow manages to hold our regular clothes, our work clothes, and our outdoor travel clothes.
Here’s how we did it:
We doubled the usable space by installing 2 closet rods instead of one. We had to screw in one at the very top in order to fit a second one beneath it and still have room for a set of drawers (file cabinets from an office supply store). Michael (my self-taught handyman electrician and sweetiepie) installed a cheapo light fixture and viola! Hooks will be installed on the walls for additional sundry items, but you get the gist. We spent about $120 on putting in the fixtures.