I love the idea for making the baseboard wider. A list of some of the best home remodeling ideas if you're on a budget, and want easy and quick updates that really pay off. Lots of before and after photos to get you inspired!
Attic Bedroom Closet Design, Pictures, Remodel, Decor and Ideas - page 9 - sublime-decor. I have the perfect wall (with attic behind it) to do this. I've often thought of making an easily accessible closet there.