Have any of you ever done this? I finished off a portion of our basement into a playroom for our kids. Now as they're getting older we're making it into a bedroom for one of the girls. We got an egress window put in and now I'm wondering if I shouldn't put in a closet. Thing is, I've never added a closet to an existing room before.
I've got ideas but I don't want it to look like a "box" was added to a corner of the room. Anyone have any ideas or suggestions?
*edit* Forgot to add, since it's a basement, it's got a drop ceiling.
Are other parts of the basement unfinnished where you could build a closet with just a door from this room? If not, a discription of where the window and door are in the room and the size of the room and window size would be useful.
So it doesn't stand alone and look like a box make it the full length or width of the wall or put it on the wall with the entrance door and you'll have a sort of foyer entrance way. You can't make a closet too large.
Center it on a wall with room on each side for beds or furniture.
So sorry I've been dealing with some issues and haven't had a chance to work on the room. This weekend that changes. I've got some pictures. They start at the new egress and work their way around the room. You'll see a small indentation to the right of the window where I would have thought would be a good place for the closet but it's not very deep (about 1.5') and not very wide. Let the suggestions roll in. Another few sets of eyes will greatly help! Thanks!
The more I thought about putting the closet in that space to the right of the window the more I didn't like it. I think it would look too weird right up next to the window like that.