How a Girl Built Her Closet

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Today I'm sharing how I totally rebuilt the interior of my closet to maximize storage, without breaking the bank!
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The first step was to gut my existing closet and draw up a plan. I used graph paper and measured every square inch. I made it to scale by using one block for each foot. Then I drew up my plan.
I started on the back wall with the shoe shelving. From the outside, I used a nail gun to attach the shelves.
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Then I moved to the left side...The starting point for this side was hanging the shelf support along the back, attaching it directly to the studs
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I continued with the side pieces. I carried the side support pieces all the way to the shoe shelves so that I could screw it directly into the studs also. Then I added the shelf and hanging bar.
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The basket shelves were next. You can see how they were built in the photo, with the left side supported by small shelf supports and the right side attached to a divider piece with a nail gun, from the outside.
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The baskets hold all my undergarments, so I can get dressed completely right from my closet! So convenient since it's attached to the master bathroom.
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I added shelving support and a hanging bar just as I did for the area below it.
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The right side was started the same way, with the shelving support for the lower shelf. Then the middle shelf was added and so on.
  • how a girl built her closet, bedroom ideas, closet, diy, how to, shelving ideas
  • how a girl built her closet, bedroom ideas, closet, diy, how to, shelving ideas
  • how a girl built her closet, bedroom ideas, closet, diy, how to, shelving ideas
  • how a girl built her closet, bedroom ideas, closet, diy, how to, shelving ideas
  • how a girl built her closet, bedroom ideas, closet, diy, how to, shelving ideas
  • how a girl built her closet, bedroom ideas, closet, diy, how to, shelving ideas
This is not a huge closet, but a little planning goes a long way to make the most of this space! You'll find more details at the link below!

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