Making a Customized Closet System

Kelly and Jennifer Foster love enhancing their residence, however their closet has them stumped — what’s good for him isn’t essentially good for her. So, we’re making a customized closet system to maximise space for storing in a pair’s divided closet.

The Initiatives

Custom closet system consisting of shelves, rods and a cabinet
The cabinets on Jennifer’s aspect of the closet create area for purses, sneakers and folded garments. (3 Echoes Content Studio)

Construct new shelving

Step one in making a customized closet system is to take away the outdated wire shelving. These builder-grade wire cabinets are frequent in newer houses, however they’re not very user-friendly. The slats are the suitable measurement for hangers, but it surely’s inconceivable to slip them to create more room. 

After the cabinets are out, we patch the holes left behind and arrange Kelly to color the closet partitions and Jennifer to pre-paint the shelf boards we’ll be utilizing for the brand new storage programs. 

And on the dividing wall, we set up wall hooks to hold necklaces on.(3 Echoes Content Studio)

The shelving unit on Jennifer’s aspect of the closet is simply too massive to assemble outdoors, so we put it collectively contained in the closet. It contains area for purses, folded garments, and cubbies for bins.

To create area for shoe storage, we take away the hanging towel cupboard and use it as a base for extra cabinets.

Custom closet system with cubby shelves and double horizontal rods to hang shirts
The double horizontal rods maximize the variety of shirts that may dangle within the closet. (3 Echoes Content Studio)

For Kelly’s aspect of the closet, we set up double horizontal rods to get double the quantity of hanging area. 

For his shoe rack, we construct a smaller model of the shelf unit Chelsea constructed earlier. However due to its measurement, we will assemble this one fully within the storage.

Finished laundry chute/linen cabinet with cabinet door open inside a closet
This laundry chute/linen cupboard combo offers area for storing towels. (3 Echoes Content Studio)

Set up laundry chute

Each time Kelly and Jennifer stroll into their closet, their eyes are instantly drawn to their soiled garments hamper.

Since their laundry room is on the opposite aspect of the wall on Kelly’s aspect, we set up a laundry chute so the soiled garments can go straight to the place they must be. 

Hands using an oscillating saw to cut a hole in drywall
An oscillating noticed simply slices by way of drywall. (3 Echoes Content Studio)

By slicing a gap within the wall, we will create a laundry chute and a linen cupboard that may be accessed from each rooms.  

Linen cabinet/laundry chute inside a closet before a custom closet system is installed
Trim across the opening offers the chute a completed look. (3 Echoes Content Studio)

To complete the opening, we construct a field that precisely matches the area and provides trim on one aspect so we will slip into place and add trim on the opposite aspect.

Then, we add cabinets to inventory clear towels. This one opening serves as each a linen cupboard and laundry chute. 

For extra particulars on construct this laundry shoot, watch the video in 2 Methods to Construct a Easy Laundry Chute.

We additionally:

  • Moved the prevailing cupboard to the ground
  • Eliminated the door

Today's Homeowner TV cohost Chelsea Lipford Wolf and Today's Homeowner TV host Danny Lipford pose with Kelly and Jennifer Foster.
Chelsea and Danny pose with Kelly and Jennifer Foster. (3 Echoes Content Studio)

Publish-Manufacturing Ideas

Kelly and Jennifer have a spacious closet however there was little or no about it that was environment friendly or handy. The wire cabinets solely provided the naked minimal to make the most of the area obtainable to not point out the truth that there was nothing “fairly” about them.

However now, the area feels even bigger due to a customized closet system that options shelving that organizes and shows the contents of the closet for each ease of use and visible attraction. And the addition of all these horizontal surfaces hasn’t decreased the hanging area in any respect as a result of the double rods we put in have made up the distinction. 

Plus, the brand new laundry chute/linen cupboard combo is the definition of effectivity. 

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