Only the 2nd floor has wall-to-wall carpeting.
So only that floor needs a dedicated vacuum.
But—it needs a home to be properly put away.
There’s no way anyone EVer wants to give up their valuable closet space…
and there really is NO SPACE left to create something extra…
so the only logical thing to do is reconfigure the linen closet (and clean it out).
Again, here’s the linen closet before~and after I gutted it.
I decided on melamine for the shelving and to re-line the walls.
Melamine seemed like the quickest, cleanest, smOOthest way to get the job done! I DiD consider how wire shelving would allow more ventilation for some of the vERy old family quilts—but ultimately, I just don’t like the “marks” they leave on stored items. Especially those delicate quilts!
The top two shelves are fixed, but there will be adjustable smaller shelves to the left of the vacuum.
I’m also intending to build shallow shelves and a “pocket” on the back wall of the vacuum section to hold cleaning supplies and vacuum cleaner bags. That will open up storage in the bathroom.
The closet doors. I have plans.
Two plans actually—in case Plan A is too expensive.
Plan A is to have mirrors custom cut to fit exactly in the inset panels with a hole drilled for new knobs. This would be great for the occasional time the alcove is used for company overflow. I think the reflective quality will be nice in the narrow hall too.
Plan B -my back up- will be to cut out the inset, router a rabbet on the back side to create some kind of a “vented front.”
-I could rip wood for a lattice front,
-install vintage lace drapery,
-install a metal radiator-styled grating….
I could also leave the inset panels—and add a wallpapered front…??
The bottom line is—I have options!
But I’d like to start with the mirrors. I’ll get a price tomorrow and make a judgement call….your thoughts, opinions, preferences?
btw–I’m saving the conversation of paint color for last—
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