Master bedroom walk-in closet

This post is about my master bedroom walk-in closet. This closet was not very functional and was definitely not very pretty. With a little paint, a new layout and some new shelves, this closet can finally function efficiently and look great doing it! Here is a (rough) drawing of the walk-in closet in the original layout.

Lots of hanging room but very little room for folded clothes

Lots of hanging room but very little room for folded clothes

The old layout used one wire shelf all the way across the back wall with a second wire shelf below going approx. 2/3 of the way across creating both double hanging space as well as a gap for single hanging space for longer clothes like suits and dresses. In the corner was a single tower of shelves that never came close to fitting all of the clothes it needed to. And the event that precipitated the makeover?! The shelves fell out of the wall! Turns out that none of the screws holding the brackets were in any studs and only a few of them used very small wall anchors to hold them in place!

Patching the many holes left by the old wire shelving

Patching the many holes left by the old wire shelving

The new closet layout included a fresh coat of paint to lighten up the small space and a new light fixture to replace the bare bulb (not shown). Here is another rough sketch of the new layout.

The double rods on the left provided plenty of hanging space for shirts and the single rod on the right gives even more space for long-hanging clothes than the original layout. But the best part are the 6 custom shelves in the middle. These shelves triple the amount of storage for folded clothes and they look great doing it! See?

Vanilla laminate with white edging

Vanilla laminate with white edging

The shelves were made by a company in Oakville, ON called Doordoer. They allow you to order custom doors, shelves and other products through their website. Their prices are reasonable and their lead times are excellent. I have these shelves in hand less than 2 weeks after ordering. And the quality is very good.

The shelves are 40" wide and 14" deep and have rounded corners so you don't have to worry about impaling yourself when reaching for something on one of the rods.

The shelves were installed with rails and brackets purchased at Lowes and in total, all of the materials for this closet cost a little less than $400. Very economical for a custom closet that looks this good.

Of course this is a very difficult space to photograph, tight space and no natural light but here is one shot with the folded clothes on the shelves.

So there it is. It is amazing how a functional layout can completely change a space!

Do you have a closet in your home that could function better? If so, contact us and we can work with you to find solutions to your storage needs.