We all have that one little place in our house that we wish was different. Maybe it’s a dated bathroom sink with a gross green faux-marble pattern. Maybe it’s a cluttered space by the door that seems to breed endless pairs of shoes. Whatever it is, there’s probably some area of your otherwise lovely house that you just wish was a little different.
For blogger, engineer, and organizing expert Flavia Andrews of Neat House, Sweet Home, it was a big closet in the half bath (or “powder room,” as she calls it).
The closet was large, roomy, and perfect for storage, which was important in Andrews’ house, since she likes to take advantage of buying in bulk. It’s cheaper, but it requires storage, and the powder room closet was perfect for it.
“But no matter how hard I tried, it always looked cluttered and plain ugly,” she says. And she knew why. “Blame it on the wire shelving.”
The shelves were simple white wire mounted into the wall. They did their job well, but maybe didn’t look the nicest while doing it.
It’s true that closets are really purely functional, and most people keep their closet doors closed to keep the clutter out of sight.
But for Andrews, there was no reason that even a humble closet shouldn’t look nice, and a clean, well-organized closet makes it easier to find whatever you’re looking for inside.
So she decided that it was time for the powder room to get a little makeover. She didn’t go all out with paint and wallpaper, but instead, opted for a clean, modern look at a fraction of the cost.
See what Andrews did below, and see if this is something you might want to try in your own home.