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10 Things Every Kid’s Closet Must Have

Kids grow fast and so do their ever-changing wardrobes. Here, Lisa Adams, founder of LA Closet Design (and closet extraordinaire), tells us the must-have items that will help your kids stay organized from the start and help their closet grow with them.

Two (or three) levels of hanging rods.

“Kids are lucky enough to be shorter than adults,”says Adams. “This makes it possible for them to utilize their space more efficiently!” Instead of one row of hanging rods, like most adult closets, they can use two or three. Install multiple rows to give them access to their clothes and create more room.  Is the higher hanging rod out of reach? Utilize it for storing those items you may not want your child to have free access to.

Stepping Stool. 

Have them pick out a fun stool they love and use it as a fun part of cleaning up. “Kids love climbing up and down stepping stools to access out-of-reach spaces.”



“Adding color to a kid’s closet will give it personality.” Pick a fun hue that your child will love.



“Having a hamper makes it easy for a child to keep dirty clothes organized!” Make a game of it from the start and it will become a part of their routine.


Wall Hooks.

These help utilize the extra wall space not covered by rods and shelving. Plus, it’s “great book bag storage,” says Adams.  Added bonus: set aside a special hook for hanging the next day’s clothes up.


Junk Drawer.

Ok, well not junk, but a drawer for pencils, erasers and miscellaneous school supplies is a must have for every scholarly child!

Pull-Down Rods.

This is a great solution for smaller closets. “These [rods] make clothes hung high accessible from the ground with the push of a button!” Not only does this give the child a whole other level of storage without climbing too high, it gives them the responsibility of tidying up or getting dressed without having to ask for your help.

A designated spot for shoes.

“Pullout shelves or shoe cubbies make storing children’s shoes easy!” Goodbye, digging through seemingly endless bins!

Shallow drawers.

“Shallow drawers are much easier to keep organized than deep drawers,” and everything is easier to see.


Kids’ Hangers.

“Some children’s clothing falls off hangers made for adults. Simple solution: buy kids hangers that are size appropriate.”

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Basement Transformation Project

In this recent and very exciting project, we were called in to help with a basement that was very outdated and needed a lot of work. With wood paneling  walls and ceiling that was stuck in a timewarp from the 1970’s, it needed a total makeover to turn this dated space into a fun and modernized space.

Ugly basement before 1 The stairs leading down to the basement were archaic and weary. We opened up both sides of the staircase, getting rid of the wall and installing a brand new banister, enabling the room to open up and look refreshing and inviting.

ugly basement Before 2
The wood from all of the walls was completely removed and painted a lovely taupe color, and the trim and poles were painted a crisp white. Previously the space under the stairs had been completely unused. We turned it into a wine bar and storage, with much needed shelving.

ugly basement AFTER center of stairs
A new bathroom for the basement was also installed, as well as a TV and entertainment area. It is fair to say that the home owners will be spending a lot of time in their new basement.

ugly basement AFTER turn the corner
The transformation of the whole area is stunning; it does not look like the same space. Take a look for yourself.

ugly basement AFTER left of stairs

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