Do you have a space in your home that no matter how hard you try, it just doesn’t work? You know the kind of space I mean ~ all the organizing accessories in the world can’t overcome its fundamental design flaws and try as you might, you just can’t get it right. Well this week thanks to our partners at EasyClosets.com I am going to finally overhaul that exact spot in my house that hasn’t worked well for 9 years into a space that is perfection.
When you walk into your home from outside, the first thing that everyone wants to do is drop their stuff. This space where you drop all that stuff is called your drop zone. Some homes have a mudroom, some homes have a foyer, and in my case we have this small entryway hall coming in from our garage, the door we most often use ~ check it out!
At first glance you’d think the double door closet would be organized magic. It has enough space for everyone to place their things. You can open up the doors when you need to get something and close the doors when you are done, hiding what’s inside from view even if its more organized than not. But here is the fundamental design flaw that I can’t work around. I have two doors that are designed to slam into each other when open ~ BAM! That means that anytime someone is trying to navigate the closet, they are at risk for being slammed by the garage door when someone else comes in from the outside. Which if you know me you know my house is a revolving door of busy kids and athletes so that garage door? Its on overdrive all the time. I can’t tell you how many times that it’s happened, people are screaming, stuff doesn’t get put away, and its just all around a bad situation.
So I’m going to take you through the process of how with working with EasyClosets design team, we have been able to overhaul this very needed well placed but not well designed space into a truly useful space that everyone can access, injury free. It involves some big decisions about what can truly happen there and it also involves demolition before we can actually install what we designed. If you are finding you have a funky space that doesn’t work well, this is the series for you!
Thanks so much for stopping by for our first installment of Funky Spaces ~ #DIY Entryway Drop Zone ~ see you next time!
Disclosure: Special thanks to EasyClosets.com for providing product for this #DIY project series. All organized opinions are entirely my own.