When I designed my 800 square foot space, I was inspired by urban studio apartments. (In my spare time, I get my jollies looking at floor plans or house tours of studio and loft spaces under 1,000 square feet, my idea of a really good time.) I love a small home but with one caveat, I need a big closet to accommodate my clotheshorse, accessory loving ways. So my finished space has an open floor plan with a 6′ X 11′ walk in closet doing double duty as a room divider.
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The Maui Closet Company installed an organizer system on one side. On the other side, the closet opens up to the sleeping area and houses chrome industrial shelving, white shoe cubbie organizers and a laundry sorter.
Closed shelving holds jeans, khakis, shorts, sweaters and sweats. Stacks are separated with shelf dividers which can be bought on amazon or any home organizing site.
Chrome shelving holds larger bags, costume jewelry trays and boots. The great thing about chrome shelving is you can also hang S hooks off the side for additional storage.
Two shoe cubbie organizers are mounted on the wall with a laundry sorter below.
There are three areas of open shelving and hanging. One shorter hanging for mini dresses and skirts. The shelves above hold clutches, cross body bags and sunnies. A longer hanging for maxi dresses and longer outerwear with an additional shelf above for satchels. Finally, a double hanging area for tops and shorter outerwear.
On the open end of the closet, Eames Hang It All hooks serve as a landing strip while also holding a racquet bag and nylon bags.
The other end has a full length mirror and frequently worn boots.
My closet also holds a variety of other items including gift wrap and washi paper in my owl umbrella holder (isn’t he adorable?). On the very top shelves I store quilts, holiday decorations, hat boxes, yearbooks and photo albums.
I’m finding I don’t use as much of my wardrobe since moving to Maui. I would like to downsize in the future and utilize some of the walk in space for other types of storage.
Whenever I view a house tour online under 1,000 square feet, I always have one question, “where the heck are your clothes?”.