Hiding a closet in Plain Sight!

If you have a basement, storage room, or garage with some space for hanging storage – this tip is for you!

Closet space is at a premium in most homes, and seeing assorted clothes, jackets, and shoes from various seasons can be attractive and less than desirable.

There are several ways to solve this dilemma; firstly, you can buy a freestanding closet pole, like this one from Amazon:

closet rack

Or you can get a freestanding wardrobe, like this one:

freestanding wardrobe

Sometimes all you need is a closet rod and a shelf, but what is the easiest way to enclose it?

Wait, can’t see the closet?  How about now:

Hidden closet with hanging rod and shelf
Hidden closet with hanging rod and shelf

This 8 foot closet was made with 5 closet rod hanger brackets

Heavy Duty Shel and Rod Bracket in White

An 8 foot closet pole (or 1-1/4″ pole) can be Wood or metal.  available on Amazon.

An 8 foot shelf, 3/4″ x x 11-3/8 x 96″.  This can be a 1 x 12 pine board from your local Home depot or Lowes, or from your local hardware store.

But how do we hide it, you ask?

I used an 8 foot piece of 3/4″ EMT (electrical conduit) for the shower curtains we used.  The conduit is available at Home depot or Lowes, or from your local hardware store.  click the link for the shower curtains. (for an eight foot opening, you will need two, and the clips to hold them on the conduit). 

You will also need a mount for the shower curtain rod.  These from Amazon should do the trick, and you can mount them from the ceiling with anchors:

Stainless Steel Wardrobe Pipe Lever Ceiling Mount Bracket Closet Rod Bracket Flange Support Holder Pack of 4 (25mm/1'')

Once you have everything assembled, you have a closet and a shelf hidden in Plain sight.

Closet hidden in Plain sight!
Closet hidden in Plain sight!