A closet shared by kids needs to grow as they do

Thursday, September 23, 2010; DZ10

John and Adriana Deegan's sons'

closet in Bethesda

102" h x 68" w x 24" d

The Challenge

The Deegans' two sons, ages 7 and 9, share a closet. It holds their clothing, socks, underwear, belts, ties and shoes. The boys don't have many items that need to be hung, but they will once they start high school. The Deegans would like a storage solution for this space that can change as their children's needs do.

The Solution

Provided by Closets by Design, 6962 Wellington Rd., Manassas, 703-330-8382


Price as shown: $1,400, including installation

More Ideas

· The shelves are adjustable and can be moved or taken out. An additional hanging rod for future use is stored in the rear of the closet.

· The shelving is 14 inches deep, which will prevent folded clothes from hanging over the edges.

· Two drawers for each child.

· The shelving is 86 1/2 -inches high. This is a standard height for most adult closets, so there should be no problem setting up double clothing rods to accommodate the boys as they grow.

If space on each side of the drawers is exactly the same, the rods and shelves can be interchangeable and easily reconfigured as the children grow.

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