Lock In on Your Walk-In: Using a Closet for More Than Clothing

You're so good at organizing that your walk-in closet has room to spare. Why fill up that space with seasonal clothes and boxed belongings? Park those extras in self storage here in Elmsford, NY, and convert your walk-in into something special. Try one of these six closet-expanding ideas. 

Unique Ways to Use a Closet

1. Set Up a Sports Locker 

Lock in on extra walk-in space by making it your at-home sports locker. Divide overhead shelves into cubicles for organizing your gear. Keep jogging essentials ready to run by converting extra bookshelves into closet storage. 

2. Create a Craft Room 

Round up crafting supplies, and corral them in the walk-in. Set up your work area with a small table and chair just inside the door. Keep craft necessities within easy reach with hanging bag shoe organizers. 

3. Give the Kids a Playroom 

Put a bright, non-slip rug on the floor and drawer bins in the corner. Add a kid-sized table and chair set and a blackboard on the back of the closet door. Have fun knowing how much the kids enjoy their new playroom. 

4. Make Space for Wine Tasting 

Most walk-ins stay cool enough for storing wine, so become a stay-at-home sommelier. Set up a bar with built-in wine racks to hold your favorites and overhead tracks for hanging stemmed glasses. Upgrade your wine room's atmosphere by installing floor-to-ceiling mirrors behind the bar. 

5. Relax With a Reading Nook 

Turn that spare walk-in space into your very own reading nook. All you need are a few wall-mounted bookshelves and comfy bench seating with plenty of pillows. Brighten up your private library with battery-powered LED lighting. 

6. Add an Extra Laundry Room 

If your home's plumbing runs behind a closet wall, tap the system, and hook up a washing machine. Don't try to install a washer and dryer by yourself. Hire a licensed plumber and electrician to make the connections. That's all it takes to convert extra closet space into an extra laundry room. 

The Storage Units You Need 

We know you never waste space, so get creative with our ideas for locking in on your walk-in's potential. Our Safeguard teams are always happy to help make life at home a little easier and a lot roomier. We're at your service with the best storage units in Elmsford, NY and other self storage facilities across the New York metropolitan area.

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