Closet Redesign

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2 Hours

I pulled out all of the wire shelves from our master closet and decided I would rather have a dedicated shoe rack, dressers, and some vertical shelves for pants and sweaters.

I cheated a little and started with some Ikea dressers and melamine boards. Got the job done and I love being able to go into the closet and come out fully dressed.

Saved lots of room in our bedroom too, no need to have dressers in there.

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Small space behind the door was perfect for laundry baskets and shoes. His and Her sides too. No, I don't have near as many shoes as my wife... she has storage above for all the rest.

Opposite of the shoe rack is a hanger for long dresses and coats. Above that is a place for taller boots.

The dressers are 2 MALM 4-drawer chest in white. I put a longer counter across both of them. I love these because of the angled top of the shelf. No need for pull knobs! I didn't want anything to jab us in this small space.

I did add some cleats to the floor to hold them from moving and so I could screw into the dressers. I just pulled the bottom drawer out to make the connection.

Here you can see I added a very simple shelf system above the dressers. I simply screw through the outside of the melamine into the shelves, then butted the two together.

Simple shelves. I wish I had more room for hanging shirts... but that helps me not buy that many... makes me thin out the mix if I want to add more. It is a Win-Win!

On the other side I put a smaller dresser and a smaller shelf depth. I actually built a velvet board with hooks to go on all three sides of the bottom shelf. I will have to take a picture of that. Wife hangs all her jewelry there now.

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  • AZ Stamper AZ Stamper on May 15, 2019

    Jan, I did that years ago too. I got tired of plastic, bought wood, took up too much space so bought the huggers and LOVE them. Especially tops with scoop necks they don't slide off. BUT I am so weird....I have all long sleeve on the bottom rack and short sleeve on the top. Also have them hanging by color. All white together, all blue together etc. That way if I want blue or yellow I just look in that section. Yes I know I have too many clothes!

  • Ouida0508 Ouida0508 on May 21, 2019

    You did a fantastic job. If you're happy we are happy.