Old Closet Completely Transformed!

Before I had my bedroom closet updated, I thought having a "walk-in" closet was the only way my husband and I could share a closet. Turned out, we just needed a more efficient storage solution. Our old closet was a typical "reach in" closet that you would see in older homes. Here's how it looked after we emptied all contents out. It was a sad state of affairs with that old, single closet rod.

I’ve always thought the small sections of wall that cover our closet to be such a waste of space. Enter the idea of tearing out our old closet and installing a custom armoire in its space! Thinking "outside of the closet" proved to be key in this major transformation, as demonstrated by our custom closet designer. We first removed the drywall of the front side of closet:

We cut out the old wood frame.

Then, we proceeded to patch up any spots that needed to be patched up. We also put up some dry wall, spackled, and then sanded.

Now, it's time for custom closet to be installed. From here, we left it to the custom closet installer (Closet Possible) to take over the rest of the makeover.

There was so much more efficient storage added from this makeover. We now have 4 hanging rods versus the 1 sad hanging rod that we had previously. This custom armoire is the next best thing to a "walk in" closet! :) Below is a photo of the full view of our new custom armoire! More photos HERE

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  • Pat Pat on Mar 01, 2019

    Where do you hang your long items, such as dresses?

  • Neelima Neelima on May 17, 2021

    What was the price for this closet makeover.

    I mean how much did u spent for this makeover?

  • Debbie Debbie on Mar 09, 2022

    I commend you on both your vision and your execution of this project! It turned out great and will be SO much more useful and efficient for you than your previous closet. My question, though, has nothing to do with your closet project. I'm wondering if you could kindly tell me the name of the gorgeous blue-gray paint on your bedroom walls in the 'after' photos. It's gorgeous! Thanks

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  • Carey Carey on Dec 04, 2021

    I asked my Husband to build a closet for our bedroom years ago. It not only contained all of our clothes but had plenty of room for the blankets in a cabinet above it as well. Besides the kitchen that he had built for me, I really hated to leave that closet behind when we moved.

  • Sad61808855 Sad61808855 on Apr 09, 2022

    what about cowboy boots and hats. like i can see that being for me but not both that is just too small. my husband has cowboy boots for dress and work and he has tons of hats and jackets.