Monday, April 30, 2012

Closet Reno

I know I promised that the very next post would be the closet reno, then, well time slipped away and other thoughts grabbed my attention. This reno was really, really simple. Made simple by not having had the amount of money necessary to buy the "optional" windows when we built the house, so there was space to expand the closet. My least favorite term, in house construction, "upgrade". My house is well built, but there were a lot of things that the builder didn't do to best advantage. The kitchen, for one, and the Master Bedroom closet for another.

The closet was laid out in an L shape, with a long wall of double rods, a worthless shelf area and a small section for long hanging. It had a rather poor 33 square feet. The shelf held one and one half pairs of shoes or three-quarters of a sweater per shelf. I tried hand bags, they fell off of either side.
To reconfigure the closet the only thing needed was to move a wall one foot and move the wall from the bedroom side to the adjoining wall, which made it face the hall. This gave us the ability to have three walls of hanging space rather than just one-ish. The other change, not evident from the plan, was to move the light fixture back so that the hanging space below was illuminated. Previously, it was closer to directly over the clothes, thus the clothes on the top rod had to be pushed out of the way in order to see the clothes on the bottom rod. Replacing the door would be nice.

Something antique or at least antique in appearance.

Then there is the door knob. Again, antique in appearance or antique.
At least the function is improved, which is the important piece!

Be sure to head back to Susan's for more metamorphosis Monday!


Jessica @ Stay at Home-ista said...

I love how moving a wall falls under "just", way to go! I can't wait to see the finished product.

We built our own home (I designed it, hubby gc'ed it), but even so we made compromises, which now a year of living in it later, Im kicking myself for. Why didn't we shell out for a bathroom in the basement play area? Now I have to hope my to older kids don't hurt each other every time I need to change the baby:)


Revi said...

If moving a wall is a "simple" change, I MUST follow you! :)

Anonymous said...

I agree with both Jessica and Revi --- you must be really easy to think this was/is a simple change. However you think of it, the change is well worth it for convenience. I swear most contractors don't actually have to live in the houses they build and esp. use the closet space. Great job and can't wait to see it finished!

Ioana-Carmen said...

Amazing blog! Would you like to follow each other? ;X