Zero Closets in Bedrooms

Our home is 60+ years old and there are no, nada, zero closets in the bedrooms. Short of having to put Armoires in every bedroom (4), any ideas on how to build them into the rooms? I have looked at closet organizers but how do we build the walls? HELP! Realtor told us the rooms can not count as bedrooms without closets. Desperate!
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  • Lee Cunningham Green Lee Cunningham Green on Jan 18, 2015
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  • DeMarie I DeMarie I on Jan 18, 2015
    You might want to take a picture of the rooms so we can see how it's laid out as to the door placement and windows. That would help give folks something to go on. Sometimes there is space from a window to the corner of the room that you can build in a closet or if the closet is in the center of the wall, you could build closets on either side of the window and the window becomes recessed. It really depends on how big your room is. Best thing is to sketch out the dimensions of the room and show where the windows & door is and then play with it to see where the best placement and size would be without taking up too much space in the room. It is correct that you cannot call it a bedroom if it doesn't have a closet.

  • Mary Mary on Jan 18, 2015
    I have the same problem. My house was built in 1935. I think that when a house is this old the "real estate" rules should not apply. That is crazy that we can't count these rooms as bedrooms especially when the dwelling was built without closets. Back in those days they didn't have all the extras like we have now. We shouldn't be penalized for that!! I know this isn't solving your problem but this really bugs me because I have the same situation. However, two of my bedrooms have a wall between them with a doorway that joins the two rooms. I built a closet on the wall that joins the two rooms and split the closet in half. This way you can access the closet in room 1 from the doorway that use to join the two rooms. Room 2 I put doors on the closet so that room also has a closet. The only problem is, because I took some of the square footage from room 2 to build the closet the room is very small and I can only fit a twin bed and one small dresser. Don't know if this info will help you but thought I would comment. I know these older homes can be a problems with storage!!!

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    • Lourie Wheatley Lourie Wheatley on Jan 20, 2015
      @Michelle R No! It's the only bathroom downstairs; main floor.

  • Chrisla Smith Chrisla Smith on Jan 18, 2015
    Try Eric Marsh construction he is on pintrist he is awsome he did my bathroom

  • Marianne Talsma Marianne Talsma on Jan 19, 2015
    We had the same problem once and depending on the layout of your bedrooms, you could try back to back. We did this and created a deep closet for hanging clothes and a less deep one with shelves for each room by making 2 closets an added sliding doors to save room.

  • Fran McCarty Fran McCarty on Jan 19, 2015
    Building a closet yourself or have a friend to do it would be easy. It's actually an easy build even without much carpenter skills. Here is a YouTube video on how to build a closet.

  • Fffffffff Fffffffff on Jan 19, 2015
    horrible moldy dirty do I clean it

  • Carolyn Carolyn on Jan 20, 2015
    we put a closet on one of the walls, it's not that costly or hard to do; but, it will make the bedroom smaller.

  • Michelle R Michelle R on Jan 20, 2015
    Sorry I must have misread the small room between part. :D

  • Toni Jeffries Toni Jeffries on Sep 07, 2015
    If you have a large laundry room or an extra bedroom, make it into a 'Family Closet'. If it's in the laundry room then it's really ideal because of the machines being right there. Put a dressing screen in one corner and all clothes get put on and taken off in the one room. It makes containing laundry, and putting it all away much easier!

  • Conni Conni on Oct 05, 2015
    I had a home built in 1863. .. Do we took the door from living room and dining room to front hallway and used them for closet doors. Theater bedroom had a center window on the front wall. We centered the bed and built a closet on each side , which gave us a lovely built-in look and because the doors were original to the house it didn't look like a new addition. So look at habitat re-store or architectural salvage for old doors. I good handy-man can build it