Closet Makeover

May 17, 2012

As I mentioned in a previous post, the closets in our house were not installed correctly. Not even a little bit. In fact, one ripped out of the wall soon after moving in, as you can see here.

We hemmed and hawed about what to do in the closet, but ended up going with a pretty simple solution. We just reused the old shelf, installed properly, added a matching one for me, as well as a closet rod in the back of the closet. It’s still not a perfect system, as the door hits both sides (really not well designed) but it works for storing our clothes. We really don’t spend much time hanging out in there anyway.

This time around we made sure to screw everything securely into the studs and actually followed the manufacturer’s guidelines on how far apart to space the support brackets. Now, we can fit all of our clothes in here easily! I’m loving actually having a place to hang my dresses, as they were previously stashed under the bed in boxes.

We’ll eventually have to redo all of the closets in the house, but this is a start!

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