Outside the box: Custom closet conversions

Storage sets the tone for our day-to-day experiences. Organization has so much influence on quality of life—that's one reason my job is so rewarding! Whether you're dreaming of a custom shoe closet, struggling to break a piling habit or just want a closet that fits all of your stuff, great storage is attainable! But it looks different for every client.

Sometimes, I'm literally designing storage solutions inside a box—like Closets of Tulsa's boutique custom closet shelving installation for Beau&Arrow at The Boxyard. Creating a dreamy custom closet in side-by-side shipping containers was an unconventional challenge, to say the least! I had a blast designing the space with our client, owner Megan Saltink, and I'm thrilled with the outcome. 

 Closets of Tulsa designed boutique closet shelving to make Beau&Arrow feel like a dream closet—in side-by-side shipping containers! 

Closets of Tulsa designed boutique closet shelving to make Beau&Arrow feel like a dream closet—in side-by-side shipping containers! 

 Custom closet shelving for shoes, purses, clothing and accessories makes Tulsa boutique Beau&Arrow feel like a high-end closet.

Custom closet shelving for shoes, purses, clothing and accessories makes Tulsa boutique Beau&Arrow feel like a high-end closet.

Other times, unconventional storage challenges take us—pardon the pun—outside the box. This happened recently in a beautiful Maple Ridge home. Built in the early 20th century, the house had all the tiny closets you'd expect from the time period. It also had all the charming historic details—including an original elevator! My clients wanted to keep the out-of-service feature intact while using the space around it to create more storage. So they remodeled, built a closet outside the elevator door, and called me to design a custom closet shelving system for them!

We do everything possible to design excellent storage while preserving architectural features that make our clients' homes unique.

In this case, we worked with original plaster walls, original base moldings, and of course, the elevator door. To install the closet shelving with minimal impact, we ran two-by-fours around the inside of the space.

 These homeowners wanted to preserve an original elevator while using the space around it to create more storage. Closets of Tulsa designed custom closet shelving to suit this unconventional space without sacrificing its historic value. 

These homeowners wanted to preserve an original elevator while using the space around it to create more storage. Closets of Tulsa designed custom closet shelving to suit this unconventional space without sacrificing its historic value. 

Most of our clients don't have home elevators, but many have nooks and crannies—like original sleeping porches—that are now underutilized or obsolete. These spaces sometimes have excellent storage potential.

Are you considering a custom closet conversion? Closets of Tulsa can help! Share your idea below, comment on Facebook or email me, jane@closetsoftulsa.com.
I'll give you honest feedback on storage solutions that work for you and your home. Or, schedule an appointment today for a FREE, no-risk custom closet design.