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Organizing a bedroom with shelving and closets.

Posted By Craig on December 10, 2010

window sear with shelving

Bedroom window seat with built in shelving

It seems that you can never have to much space  to organize and store items in a room. You want the room to be attractive and it also has to be functional. There are many ways to increase the storage in a room. If the room has a closet, you can add more shelving to better utilize the space. The shelving can be fixed in place or you can use adjustable shelves that mount on a track. Many bedroom closets are setup with one closet rod with a shelf above it. Most people do not need that much storage for tall clothing. A good way to increase the storage area is to divide the closet with part of it being for  long hanging and the other half divided with two closet rods for shorter clothes.

Along the walls of a room built in shelving can be installed, giving  you an area to store things and act as a display case.  The shelving can be designed to fit any size and need. Doors can be put on the built in shelving to hide the storage area or

built in storage cabinet

Built in shelving

you can leave the shelves open. The shelving can also tie in with the design of the room by using trim work, such as bead board, in the shelving and along the walls of the room. Crown and base molding can continue across the shelving to give it a nice built in look.  Another idea is to install a small ledge above wainscoting or board and baton wall treatments for a place to set picture frames or other decorations. A popular and simple idea is to mount a shelf on a wall with crown molding under it, hiding the fasteners and dressing it up.

built in bedroom shelving unit

Custom shelving unit

crown molding shelf

crown molding shelf

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