getting closets right
We have a few closet issues to figure out. Our weirdest closet is a 18" wide space by 3 feet deep. It will be in our entrance way. I know this is less than ideal, but it is the space we have left over. Would it be best just to put hooks and make it an alcove, or make it a regular reach- in coat closet (perhaps with extra things stored in the extra foot of depth). I also wondered if we should do some sort of pull-out cabinets for coats. Our family will enter through a mudroom, so no family coats need to go here.
Another closet issue we are trying to struggle with is our eighteen year old son's closet. We could give him a reach- in closet that is 8'4" wide, or we could break that space down into a hall closet and a bedroom closet. The other bedrooms in our house are a floor up where we will have a good-sized linen closet. However, a hall closet here could be used for a variety of purposes (cleaning, vacuum hose, younger children's toys, linens or towels, general storage). Any opinions here?
Finally, what style of closet door do you find most useful? We have had bi-fold doors in the past, but they tend to break over time.
Below you will find my son's bedroom and the foyer area that shows the weird entry closet. Please note at this point in our renovations we are only moving interior walls and not adding square footage. We just completed an addition out back.