DIY Master Closet (Before and After)

One of the scariest projects I took on was my master closet. Scary because I had never taken on anything quite so large before. You see, I started pricing out custom closets (the average was around $2500). Then I headed to Lowe’s and Home Depot to look at what they had. Both the Martha Stewart (HD) and Alan Roth (Lowe’s) options were nice, but they were still coming in around $1000. Our closet is really oddly shaped and the window made a standard option, well… not really an option. So I took to the web and came across Ana White’s website. She had a great post about a master closet she had done. I read, reread and read again because I was a little scared. It seemed easy enough but I just wasn’t sure I could hack it. I mean this was actually building something! I have a hard time putting together an Ikea shelf and now I’m going to build one?????
So I freaked out about it for about a week and then I put on my big girl pants, drew out some plans, headed to Lowe’s for supplies and set out to begin. I had all of my cuts made at Lowe’s – I mean why drag out my circular saw when I can use theirs???? And with that I got to work. It took about a month worth of weekends but I'm happy with the results. And best of all... it really was pretty simple to do!
** The before pics are pretty gross because we had just started moving everything out of the closet for the remodel.
View from the door (after)
The view from the door (before)
Right side (before)
Right side (after - I had to take it at night because of the glare on the window).
Right side (after)
Right side (after)
Left side (before)
Left side (after)
The new light
The new door handles

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  • Sabrina Felber
    Sabrina Felber
    on Jun 14, 2019

    This is really beautiful! So much brighter and useful!

  • Angela S
    Angela S
    on Apr 30, 2020

    We were looking at modular closets for my walk in closet but I’m not wanting to pour another $1700 into our already high remodel of a home we basically gutted but do want it Super functional but nice too..wondering the total price..getting excited to do it myself

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