My daughter is getting a house that has a wall of reach-in closets (3 in total) with bi-fold doors.
Two of the closets are approximately 7 feet wide by 2 feet deep.
However, the bi-fold door opening is only 5 foot wide.
Image from previous owner
Thus, there’s about a foot on either side of the opening that is very difficult to get to, especially for hanging clothes on rods.
I’d like to make the space more efficient and thought of putting some sort of shelving in each corner of the closets and then utilizing the hanging rods in the center of the closet.
Has anyone taken on a project like this?
I’m looking for suggestions on IKEA shelving for the corners of the closet or perhaps another idea to better utilize the space in the corner.
~ by Deb
We’ll love to see some of your hacks.
For corner closet shelving, IKEA modular systems seem to work best.
Option 1: Modular storage systems
ALGOT walk in closet | IKEA.com
ELVARLI 2-sections | IKEA.com
You can easily configure the number of shelves or baskets to fit your daughter’s storage needs. Use the ELVARLI Planner to get the most suitable configuration.
Option 2: KALLAX
Moving away from modular systems, you can also consider the KALLAX.
Katherine’s version features the KALLAX in the middle of the closet space. You can opt for 2 KALLAX facing each other. Place one on each hidden end of the closet and a clothes rail between them. Like so:
The KALLAX 1×4 is a bit short. For more vertical storage, you can stack two of them (if you have high ceilings) and secure them to each other and the wall. This will allow you to fix the clothes rail to one of the higher shelves.
Or you can mount the KALLAX itself to the wall.
Option 3: IVAR system
One last suggestion would be the IVAR. Though not typically used for clothes storage, the IVAR is so flexible you can modify it to store anything.
It has a corner unit, if you really want to get into the corners. And IKEA offers so many bins and boxes you can use to organize your wardrobe.
Let us know what you end up using to maximize the space in your reach-in closets.
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