Rearrange a Problem Closet
Sometimes located in the eaves or in cave-like corners, often with limited space, bedroom closets in old houses are a challenge to arrange. Here are a few layout ideas to make old closets more functional.
If it’s narrow but deep with room along the sides, run two tiers of rods front to back. High ceiling? Install a shelf above the main rod. No room for side rods? Consider shelving or drawers in the center or to one side, and run rods from that unit to the walls. Use hooks or hanging baskets on the inside of the door.
Use modular pieces; a mix of shelves, drawers, and expandable rods can be arranged to follow the ceiling angle. Use the highest points to hang coats and dresses or for a column of drawers. Maximize space near the floor with knee-high shelves for shoes, or skirt or pants rods along the wall.