This closet was built around the dining room's
View into the kitchen.
This room is open to both the front and side entry!
(I think the look on my Dad's face is something
like "you all are crazy to want to buy this"!)
but before it got better.... it got worse.
We ended up gutting the majority of the house.
Can you see one of the reason's why?
This view is from the entry towards the left wall.
If you look at the floor you can see
the foot print of the removed entry closet.
Originally we were going to keep the hardwood
floors in this room, but after some thought,
we removed them and tiled instead.
Using the same 18" x 18" tile we
cut and laid it in three different patterns.
The entry was laid on a diagonal, surrounded
by 6" x 6" border.
The majority of the room was laid in a simple block pattern.
And my favorite....
The entry by the side door was cut and laid subway style!
We reused the house's existing kitchen cabinets!
They were solid cherry and still in OK shape.
We simply sanded, painted and hand waxed them.
It's all about the bling!
this change called for new hardware too!
These doors cover my washer and dryer!
The cabinet wall sits out about 8" from the real back wall,
allowing us to install a full sized washer and dryer
underneath a standard depth counter.
The other side of the room
now houses two large closets!
In between the closets we added this piece of furniture.
The top is the perfect place for "Piggy"
(he collects our loose change)!
This piece is actually a filing cabinet!
every space needs to serve a practical function!