I like closets, at least in my mind, but often they get forgotten. Like mine did. Shortly after Christmas I had an issue with my hot water heater that is stored in the downstairs closet. The hot water heater definitely had to go, but once I removed the junk that our closet held, it got me looking at how awful the closet actually was. Closets in general seem to get the very least attention of any space in the house. You throw in your clothes or shoes, a random vacuum cleaner, odds and ends, the occasional tool, etc. They really are the junk drawers of the house. Because of their red-headed stepchild status, closets tend to be neglected and can fall into disrepair quickly. As I see it, there are at least three reasons why you shouldn’t neglect your closets.
Okay, so some of you may be aware we have a sheetrock repair/faux beam bedroom remodel in the works, which is bad enough. Closet interiors were the last thing on my mind though, until we got further into this job. As I was sanding the sheetrock next to one of the rarely used crawl space closets, I noticed a hearty gust of cold air. Upon closer inspection, I determined it was coming from the closet door, which naturally I opened… into what I can only describe as a wind tunnel. It’s no wonder our monthly utility bill causes us to break out in hives. Read More