Cottage Homekeeping

Coat Room

When we moved into our little cottage, we sacrificed storage space for cuteness. With four people living in 1600 square feet, things get a little crowded sometimes. We all shared this tiny coat closet in our step-in foyer, and it just felt crowded.

What to do

I wanted to keep the historic charm and character of our home intact while still making it a place that is comfortable and works for our family.

So I thought outside the box, and decided we would remove the door, and keep it in the basement in case any future buyers want to put it back. This would open up the closet so we wouldn’t have to walk in through the front door, turn around, close the front door, and then open the closet door.
So convenient!

Another thing we did was remove the rod for hangers and install hooks instead. I once heard that people are more likely to hang their things up on hooks rather than hangers.  Kids, especially (even adult kids) will do the easier thing.

My husband did all the labor!  He thought of the term “Coat Room,” too.  Kind of reminds me of a coat room in old-fashioned school days (way before I was born!)

I would love it if my house looked this way all the time, but let’s be honest–we have to live here.  Still, it’s fun to style things pretty and take pictures.

What’s your favorite “transformed” space in your home?

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