I have a gambrel front roof house which leaves me with slanted walls in the bedroom closets.
I have just a closetmaid pole at the top now with a shelf on top, and it's a 10" shelf, but I want to use the space better. I am wondering what ideas people might have on what i can put below the pole for drawers or how I can put in baskets, etc so that I use the space. The pole is about 6' high right now and then I have about a foot before the light in the closet. The shelf fits fine being 10" wide, and then at the bottom the walls slants so I have about 30" from the bottom of the wall to the front of the closet. Any ideas?
Look at the lengths of whatever you have that's on hangers - if it's short lengths stuff then you can set your hanging bar height accordingly and use the remaining space as shelves or cubbies. You could add on top of the hanger bar, below from the floor or both.
I suspect that you'd need to build something custom out of wood or melamine covered particle board to fully utilize the extra space you gain as the wall slopes away as you go closer to the floor. I know the closet maid system has 12" and 16" wide shelves. Whether the 16" deep shelves would work at the required space below the 12" would depend on the slope of your wall. I'm not sure the brackets will work with a wall not at 90 degrees to the shelf.
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