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Buying an old cape -- only drawback is a lack of closet room. Would welcome
suggestions -- especially how to add additional closet space in the existing
upstairs bedrooms. Thank you.


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Obviously without any additional information on the size of the room,
window/door layout, we can't give much help, but there is are many 'closet
organizing systems' available to help make the most of limited space.

Some ideas:
- wall in a corner or end of the room to make a new closet, or enlarge an
existing one.
- use a 'pocket door' or sliding doors to help keep door swing from being an
issue
- buy a 'wardrobe' (piece of furniture) to use rather than an actual closet.
- if the Cape has 'kneewalls' check the avvailable free space behind them,
look for a dormer or other unused space that the builder might have felt was
too small to use so he just walled it off.
-raise the roof to make more room.

good luck.

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existing
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Bheider:

B Buying an old cape -- only drawback is a lack of closet room. Would welcom

B suggestions -- especially how to add additional closet space in the existin

B upstairs bedrooms. Thank you.

There is furniture which has clothes storage -- looks sort of like a
cabinet which would hold a TV but the upper section has a clothes rod
and the bottom has two or three full-width drawers.

Depending on the physical layout you might be able to add a wall to
create a closet or built-in chest of drawers.

Here in my Computer Room I have a pantry cabinet which holds some of
my sweaters. It's manufactured use is to hold food.

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I agree with one of the other posters idea.............get an armoir
or wardrobe. I have plenty of space in my closet, but use an old art
deco Armoir to hang out of season stuff in and store other garments
not in season.

It's also portable and can be moved around the room to help make "the
arramgement"




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We have an old home. I made organizers for the two skinny
closets. I made clothes racks and shelves for one small room upstairs,
previously a nusery, for clothing and linen storage. My next project
is buying or building an armoir/wardrobe for the master bedroom.

Good luck,

Mike

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Buying an old cape -- only drawback is a lack of closet room. Would welcome
suggestions -- especially how to add additional closet space in the existing
upstairs bedrooms. Thank you.



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