Beyond Storage: Four Uses for Closet Spaces

By Kate Riley June 8, 2021

I was looking at the extra closet in my old home office, the one that’s filled with boxes of pictures and photo albums. If I digitize the photos and store the photo albums elsewhere, I could transform the closet into a beverage center or study spot which makes more sense since the space is used by my teenagers.

Of course one turns to the internet for research and to my delight I found more than just images of offices and wet bars, I came across clever mud rooms and reading nooks too. May I present the four uses I uncovered for closets, one’s that might serve a greater purpose for you beyond just storage. Note some of the images show niches but the design elements would work tucked into closets too.

1. Wet Bar/Beverage Centers

zoe feldman design



house beautiful

via domino

laura gonzalez

studio db

kimmel studio


blue water home builders


house beautiful

go willow homes




2. Mud Rooms


apartment therapy


katie lamb

crazy life with littles

pure salt interiors




dimitria anderson


3. Reading Nooks


iekle road home

katie lamb

apartment therapy




4. Home Offices


 container store


outfits & outings

better homes & gardens

homes to love

Got a spare closet, or one that’s just storing stuff? Consider these four uses instead!



  1. Oh my, Katie! These are all gorgeous! If I only had a closet to spare!

  2. Or they can get their drinks from the kitchen like everyone else! And you can keep your real estate to yourself! 🤣🤣🤣

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