For those looking for a simple solution, I added this storage unit
from Ikea to my closet. I had to add a few spacers on the side, you loose a bit a space overall, but I think the space is more useable with the removable drawers. There is enough space on top for one additional shelf.
The drawers come in different depths and you can also get lids for them. The bottom container in this picture is just a tub I used to clear off the old shelves and doesn't go with the unit.
As an aside to this install, I found the original manual for the furnace
, stove and fridge
as well as some original brochures from Boler
under one of the old shelves in the bottom of the closet. The fridge
was removed by a PO, but I still have the furnace
. I'll scan these when I get a chance and post them if anyone is interested.