Mirrored Doors Used INSIDE a Walk-In Closet? Or . . .

lynninnewmexicoFebruary 8, 2010

I spent a lot of time here last year and got some wonderful ideas and advice from you all. I'm back again with a couple big questions, as I start planning our MBR walk-in closet reno.

(1) Have any of you used mirrored doors on cabinets INSIDE your own walk-in closets to expand it visually . . . or do you have any pics of this idea? I've been thinking about the idea for the past year now, but have never seen it used anywhere . . . until just lately. It was used in a recent (to me) HGTV Designer's Challenge episode. Two sets of narrow, bi-fold mirror doors used opposite the main closet door on a tallish expanse of shallow cubbies for shoes . . . lots of shoes! They showed it only briefly, but it's the look I'd been mulling over myself. It successfully enclosed a busy area, keeping it fairly dust-free. It acted as a great, large mirror to check out outfits in. It expanded the closet visually and brought in more light, as well. It was shallow enough to not take much away from the rod and drawer areas. And, oh that extra storage!!

I'd love to do the same thing in our closet but would appreciate having some pics to show DH. I'm also anxious to see how the areas in the rest of the closet were designed to work with this. I'd use mine for shoes, purses and ???? The possibilities are exciting to think about!

*Do you think this is something any closet designer could implement or would we have to have the doors added ourselves after?

(2) Do you have, or have you ever seen, large, roll-out storage drawers built in a walk-in closet along the floor . . . as opposed to just in narrow, tall stacks of drawers? DH is trying to talk me into adding a stretch of them in our closet for out of season storage. We have a lot of dust out here in the mountains of New Mexico. We also have a Tibetan Spaniel whose long fur creates giant dust bunnies that attach themselves to all our hanging slacks. He thinks one solution might be to raise the rods up higher and add the drawers under the slack rods. I realize that we could just raise the rods without adding the drawers, but we're looking to maximize our storage options as much as possible. We have under-the-floor radiant heated brick floors, BTW.

Many thanks for any and all pics, suggestions and comments!


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Hi Lynn, what an awesome idea for mirrored doors to keep the shoes dust free and the close look less cluttered! If you check the link below you'll find pix of our closet in progress. I never did get final pix since we started using it and it became not so easy to photograph then. I do believe this might help you since we have our shoes at the far end of our closet with clothes on either side.

What are the measurements of your closet? Have you thought about covering your clothing with bags meant to keep them dust free instead of raising them? I'm only five four and a half so my side of the closet is a bit lower than my hubbies which gave me some added storage above my double rods where he had none. Well he has the storage that goes all the way around the closet at the top, but no extra like I do.

Here is a link that might be useful: Our closet pix

    Bookmark   February 8, 2010 at 11:45PM
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I had a cheap mirror left from a bathroom remodel and stuck that to the walk-in closet door.
Love it there. Out of the way but oh so useful when getting dressed

    Bookmark   August 10, 2010 at 6:01PM
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