Monthly Archives: July 2015

Free-Standing Closets for Extra Storage

Let’s face it. Sometimes you just don’t have enough closet space. It’s not that you have too many clothes – it could never be that you have too many clothes. You just live in an older home with few or no closets. And the closets that you do have are bi-folds. Sure, that small closet has enough room for your shirts and pants, but what about your dresses, shoes, scarves, belts, sweaters, etc.? Not to mention all of your husband’s clothes. Where is the rest of it supposed to go?

Ok you could always steal a bit of space from the room next door to expand your closet into a huge walk-in. Who needs a guest room anyways? But what if you don’t have a single DIY bone in your body? No one wants to deal with a contractor just for a little extra closet space. Or what if you’re renting? Your landlord probably won’t appreciate the construction.

Good news! You have options. If you’re looking for something inexpensive but still functional, then you can buy free-standing closets from just about anywhere. They’re easy to put up and they can go anywhere in your house.

Free-Standing Closet from Home DepotFree-Standing Closet from Home Depot

If you’re looking for something a little prettier, maybe something that matches the furniture already in your bedroom, then an armoire or wardrobe may be a better choice for you. They’re still functional, but they also look a little more permanent.

Free-Standing Closet from WayfairFree-Standing Closet from Ikea

Either way, you get the extra storage that you need, and the guests don’t have to sleep on the couch. Just be sure that no matter which one you decide to use, you line it with CedarSafe Aromatic Cedar. Moths can find your favorite clothes anywhere (not just in your closet), so make sure they’re protected!

Laundry Room Redo

Kitchens and bathrooms. That’s what sells a home. But how about giving a little attention to another room in your house where you are likely to spend ample amount of time, regardless of whether or not you relish the chores relinquished to that particular area of your home? To what room am I referring? Duh!…Continue Reading