minor adjustments that we hope will help.

During the dismantling of the utility room (AKA super good storage space) we realized that by giving this up we didn’t have anywhere to store our personal items, pool stuff/beach chairs/you-name-it- random effluvia……. We also realized that the closets in the rooms were just , well …meh……… (actually less than meh….. much less than meh they were downright icky).  

old closets  there was no ceiling in them and even though there were several doors no separation....  just an awkward hanging bar ....
old closets there was no ceiling in them and even though there were several doors no separation…. just an awkward hanging bar ….

  J1.2 to the rescue…..  the old closets really were very  spare… i think that even monks who have taken vows of silence and poverty at least have a shelf in their meager closet…. and a hanging bar that fits a hanger– then again i don’t frequent monasteries… but this is what I imagine to be the case.   we needed two things…. more storage for us (i.e.: an ‘owners closet’) storage for other things (linens and supplies for change over days)  and a closet that worked well for guests with shelving and hanging space.

J-1.2 devised a series of these great shelving units .   HE then proposed to cordon off the    upper part of the closet so that we could use that as a  personal storage area

 

 

closet system  not installed yet
closet system not installed yet

 

 

cypress closet above the original closet for owners storage
cypress closet above the original closet for owners storage

the side narrow side of the closet  (the left side of the photo to the right) will be used for linen storage / supplies.  so we’ve solved some of our storage issues so far

closet systems installed (no doors yet!)
closet systems installed (no doors yet!)

Of course, this still needs a hanging rod for the short and long hang areas – and doors  (those arrived today!  for some reason the interior doors all were delayed…..)   For exterior storage (for beach chairs and the like) we are thinking of using the space by the exterior stair wells –but we still haven’t settled on that.    While closets are kind of an after thought (at least for me) these are a bit less ken follett ‘pillars of the earth’ and more civilized– and i think will provide decent storage for us and our guests .

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3 thoughts on “minor adjustments that we hope will help.”

  1. This is SO cool! I didn’t realize what an extensive project you had taken on, but, MAN, will it be worth it. The view is indescribable!

  2. Smart idea with with cabinets above the closets. We have the same delemmia. I don’t want to close it in and waste the space but little closet doors to match the lowers are crazy expensive. I was going to leave it open shelving with some wicker baskets but this is a great idea in using left over cypress!

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