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Kid's Closet Remodel Reveal

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I finally finished the remodel of our daughter's closet. It went from a dark cave with poor storage to a cheery, little space with tons of organization space she can grow with.
Time: Cost: $500 Difficulty: Medium
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This little walk-in was poorly laid out, with a shelf on one side, a broken-down play kitchen, and heaps of kid stuff, collected from the ancient times of the toddler age.
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We cleaned out the place and laid out the outline for a new window. This bedroom was marooned, buried in the middle of the house by previous homeowners in their zeal to add a family room to the back of the house. We needed a window for a means of emergency egress. The closet offered the only exterior wall.
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The old shelf came down, with a pair of handy little hands and a little girl's raw determination to work on her room with her daddy.
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The exterior wall got peeled open for some re-framing work.
  • kid s closet remodel reveal, closet, home improvement, organizing, shelving ideas, windows
After some new siding, the new window slipped into the hole. We'd ordered the one with the internal mullions to dress it up a bit.
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I trimmed the interior with select pine in a super easy Craftsman style. It looks great and requites no miter cuts!
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The large, blank wall got opened up too. This would be for a fun, recessed shelving unit, built-in to the empty space inside the wall.
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After the built-in was complete, I painted it and the window trim a bright, glossy white. The room got a painted blue treatment, on the order of out daughter, who picked it out.
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Some easy to install cellular shades would offer some privacy.
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I wrapped up the storage and organization with a wire shelving system that would allow for adjustment in the future.
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Loaded up with kid stuff, the closet was able to take a bunch of items that had been scattered around her room and store it neatly.
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She absolutely loves her new closet with the built in for all her treasures.
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We've got room to load a ton of her stuff, and keep it neat.
  • kid s closet remodel reveal, closet, home improvement, organizing, shelving ideas, windows
It was a fun project that took a lot of work for such a tiny, little area.
  • kid s closet remodel reveal, closet, home improvement, organizing, shelving ideas, windows
I have a bunch more info on the blog, along with links to the step-by-step posts along the way:

To see more: http://www.azdiyguy.com/2016/01/remodeling-kids-closet-final-reveal.html

  • Sandy Hartnett
    Sandy Hartnett Philadelphia, PA

    Wow! If I only had a husband...period! Lol. Great job! Lucky girl! Hugs

    • John @ AZ DIY Guy
      John @ AZ DIY Guy Phoenix, AZ

      Thanks Sandy! I'm sure there is a future, tool-weilding DIY husband lurking in Philly for you. Of course, you can also join the leigions of awesome ladies making sawdust and kicking old home butt. Start small and build your skills. Good luck!

  • Charlys
    Charlys Shippensburg, PA

    Ha ha, she's got both a storm trooper figure and a Minecraft one - my kind of little girl!!! In all seriousness though, this is fabulous - you did a fantastic job (and kudos to her for her determination to help - cultivate that!!!) :D

  • Kari Roberts
    Kari Roberts Meadow Vista, CA

    Love the window. Used to have a window in my closet in another house miss it.

  • Miriam I
    Miriam I New York, NY

    I'd smile every time I opened the door!

  • Leth Bridge

    Great idea ....and having your daughter to help. I remember those days with my dad, beats doing dishes lol

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